AFTON - The Afton Eagles basketball teams pulled a double home stand this weekend; celebrating homecoming on Friday night with a sweep of Commerce and doing it again Saturday night with twin wins over the 4A Glenpool JV teams.
The Eagles defeated Commerce 48-44 while the Lady Eagles won their set 66-45. Saturday night's games ended with a 51-48 victory for the Eagles and a 63-31 blowout for the Lady Eagles.
Saturday's Lady Eagle-Glenpool JV game started cold as Afton led only 12-8 at the end of one.
The No. 8 Lady Eagles (12-1) turned up the heat in the second quarter and took a 36-21 lead at the break. Afton outscored the Lady Warriors 18-2 in the third quarter and coasted out the final eight minutes.
Gibson led all scorers on the night putting in 22 points for the Lady Eagles. Shelbie VanPielt landed 10 while Carroll and Larsen scored nine apiece.
The Glenpool Warriors JV squad proved to be a scrappy bunch Saturday night and it wasn't until the dying seconds that the game was decided on free throws by Afton's Jarvis.
With the score knotted at 15 in the first half, the Eagles went on a 10-point spree to help build a 29-22 lead at the break.
Glenpool went on a spree midway through the third. Down 35-30, the Warriors put up three consecutive scores to take a 36-35 lead.
Afton (9-4) quickly responded with a basket by Free but the Warriors countered with a trey to retake the advantage. Free drained a 3-pointer to close out the quarter, creating a 40-39 Afton lead.
Each team traded baskets throughout the fourth and with less than 2 minutes to play Free scored a field goal that put Afton up by two.
Glenpool had some opportunities to answer back but the Eagles' defense stiffened and when Jarvis landed his free throw with less than 8 seconds on the board.
Free finished the night with 19 points and teammate Crane had 17. Jarvis scored 11.
Afton travels to Quapaw Tuesday night for Lucky 7 Conference games before starting play in the Northeastern A&M High School Basketball Tournament Thursday.
The Lady Eagles play Salina at noon at Fairland while the AHS boys face Marion C. Early of Morrisville, Mo., at 3 p.m. at the Miami Civic Center.