WELCH — Teams from Fairland and Welch posted wins Monday, Dec. 11, in the Kenneth Sooter Invitational basketball tournament.

First-day boys’ scores were Fairland 59, Commerce 51, and Welch 54, Commerce JV 16.

Girls’ results on the opening night included Fairland 50, Commerce 25 and Welch 58, Chelsea JV 6.

The schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 12 includes Quapaw vs. Watts girls, 4 p.m.; Quapaw vs. Watts boys, 5:30 p.m.; Foyil vs. Wyandotte girls, 7 p.m., and Foyil vs. Wyandotte boys, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 14, the schedule includes Fairland-Commerce girls loser vs. Welch-Foyil JV girls loser, 4 p.m.; Fairland-Commerce boys loser vs. Welch-Commerce JV boys loser, 5:30 p.m.; Fairland-Commerce girls winner vs. Welch-Foyil JV girls winner, 7 p.m., and Fairland-Commerce boys winner vs. Welch-Commerce JV boys winner, 8:30 p.m.)

Friday, Dec. 15, it will be Quapaw-Watts girls loser vs. Foyil-Wyandotte girls loser, 4 p.m.; Quapaw-Watts boys loser vs. Foyil-Wyandotte boys loser, 5:30 p.m.; Quapaw-Watts girls winner vs. Foyil-Wyandotte girls winner, 7 p.m., and Quapaw-Watts boys winner vs. Foyil-Wyandotte boys winner, 8:30 p.m.)

The girls’ seventh place game will tip off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Followed by the boys seventh place game, 11:30 p.m.; girls fifth place game, 1 p.m.; boys fifth place game, 2:30 p.m.; girls third place game, 4 p.m.; boys third place game, 5:30 p.m.; girls championship game, 7 p.m., and the boys championship game, 8:30 p.m.


Fairland 59, Commerce 51

Three players scored in double figures for the Owls, who won for the fourth time in six games.

Cole Cawlfield had 14 points, Isaac Mathews 13 and James Morris 12 for Fairland, which held an 18-11 advantage over the final eight minutes.

The Owls led by only one after the first, 8-7, but the game was tied at 25 by intermission.

Fairland held an 18-17 edge in the third quarter.

Others with points for the Owls were Trey Martin, eight; Cayden Elliott, five; Jose Garcia, four; Jay Padberg, two, and Thatcher Smalley, one.

Commerce (0-2) picked up 16 points from Lupe Prado. Hunter Burkybile joined him in double figures with 15.

Oscar Gutierrez chipped in with eight points, followed by D Salinas, four; Bryar Chandler and Ty Jauert, three each, and Cruz Munson, two.

Welch 54, Commerce JV 16

Welch picked up its first win of the season with the lopsided win.

The Wildcats led 16-2 after one and carried a 26-9 lead into the break.

They outscored Commerce 14-44 and 14-3 in the second half.

Braxton Turner and Colton Armstrong scored 18 and 10, respectively, for Welch

Also scoring for the Cats were Trenton Seigel, nine; Brady Chenoweth, five; Gunner Johnson and Briar Tune, four each, and Daniel Windle, two.

R. Zamora, C. Howard and H. Bissell had four points each for the Tigers, who also got two each from C. Cardenas and A. Blair.


Fairland 50, Commerce 25

Davis got all 14 of her points during a second-quarter burst by the Lady Owls with a pair of treys, three field goals and two free throws.

Fairland clung to a six-point lead after one but rolled into the half with a 35-10 halftime advantage.

The Lady Tigers held a 10-6 edge in the third, but FHS created the final margin with a 9-5 edge in the fourth.

Joining Davis in double figures was Nikki Dingle, who scored 10.

Others contributing points to the Fairland cause were Jessica Roberts, six; Cierra Allen, and Cayden Harper, five each; Savannah Hutchison, four, and Elizabeth Boyd, Tori Barker and Ryleigh Homan, two each.

Scoring for Commerce were Josalyn Barr with nine points, Madison Scott and River Friel, five each; Morgan Connell, four, and Dawn Convirs, two.

Welch 58, Chelsea JV 6

The Lady Wildcats broke out to a 15-3 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Welch coasted into the break with a 31-5 lead. The Lady Wildcats then had a shutout in the third.

That gave them a 51-5 advantage.

The leading scorer for Welch was Jaeli Jorgenson, who had 12 points.

Olivia Chenoweth chipped in with eight, followed by Madison Gilman, seven; Jayci Atwood, Maddie Schaper and Olivia Pitcher, six each; Hailey Haskell, four; Aspen Wood, three, and Cheyenne Johns, Chloe Hitz and Halle Rupert, each with two each.