By Ryan Aber
11:05 – Garber wins 74-52, plays Okarche in the finals Saturday at 3 p.m. at State Fair Arena.
10:15 – Garber looking good, leading 34-15 at halftime. The Wolverines had a 23-point lead at one point in the second quarter.
9:20 – Cyril 43, Forgan 26 – Final. Cyril takes on Boynton in the championship at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at State Fair Arena.
Ryan is going to head home, but I’ma stay here for this Garber and Fort Towson battle that is oh, about 10 minutes away.
9:04 – From Robert Przybylo: We’ve hit The Wall here at State Fair Arena. Ryan and myself are still constantly updating Twitter, though.
Boynton used its run-n-gun style of offense to an 81-64 win against Frontier to advance to the Class B girls championship.
Following that was the Okarche boys joining the girls in the Class A championship. Jabe Karr had 25 points in a 65-54 win against Caddo.
And here with less than three minutes left in the fourth, Cyril looks like it will meet Boynton, up 36-26.
Final game of the night Fort Towson vs. Garber, set for 9. Oh wait, it’s already past 9. Told ya, been a long day.
5:12: That was an exciting half of basketball. Boynton is up 50-22 at the break. Branna Hutchinson has 18 and Sherri Lang has 15 (and 5 steals and 5 rebounds).
4:57: This thing’s getting abusrd already. Boynton up 33-12 with 5:33 left in the first half.
4:48: Boynton leads 26-10 after one. Sherri Lang has 11.
4:44: The Cardinals are keeping it up. Boynton up 22-8 with 1:58 left in the first still. This reminds me of the Boynton boys teams in the days of David Belton and David Haynes. Breanna Hutchinson has 9 for Boynton.
4:37: Boynton gets off to a good start. The Lady Cardinals are up 10-5 with 4:45 remaining in the first.
4:30: We’re going to be a little late but not much. Next up: Boynton vs. Frontier
3:21: Roff wins 49-26. Brendan McCurry leads the way with 14.
3:19: Roff now up 49-20, just playing out the string.
3:05: Roff now has 7 3-pointers (4 from Brendan McCurry). The Tigers lead 43-15 two minutes into the fourth.
3:02: Senior R.T. Stoup hit s a 3-pointer right before the buzzer to extend Roff’s lead to 37-15 with eight minutes left.
3:01: Roff now leads 34-15. Looks like Roff-Red Oak for the championship at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. Those two teams met in the area finals, with Roff winning handily.
2:50: Brendon McCurry starts the second half with his third 3-pointer of the game. Roff is up 30-11 now.
2:38: Roff up 25-9 at half. Brenon Barr leads Roff with seven points.
2:21: Roff up 17-6 after one quarter.
2:19: Aaron Cornell hits a 3-pointer and is fouled for Roff. The Tigers are up 17-4 after Cornell’s free throw. Less than a minute left.
2:16: Late in the first quarter of the fourth game of the day, with Roff beating Binger-Oney 11-4 with 1:46 remaining.
1:56: Updated on Twitter but forgot to update here. Okarche wins 47-40 and advances to play Chattanooga tomorrow at 7 p.m.
1:43: Classy move by Seiling’s Kari Trammell. She fouls out with 14 but makes it a point to come over and shake the official’s hand. Okarche up 45-39
1:38: Meyer continues to pile on. She hits another two FTs. Okarche up 45-38 with 1:30 remaining.
1:37: Meyer scored just two points in regulation but has all sixOkarche points in overtime, as she hits a pair from the line to put Okarche up 43-38.
1:36: Kristen Meyer hits another jumper, then Okarche gets the ball right back. Okarche up 41-38 with about 2:20 left in OT.
1:35: Seiling’s Kari Trammell heads to the line for a pair of free throws and a chance to tie it up, but misses the first. Trammell makes the second. 39-38 Okarche with 3:06 left
1:33: Okarche strikes first on Kristen Meyer’s short jumper, 39-37.
1:31 (2): Heading to overtime. 37-37
1:31: Wow. Seiling tunrover. 4.2
1:30: Seiling has the ball, 7.2 seconds left.
1:28: Okarche’s holding for a last shot. Ticking under 30 seconds before a foul call still not in the bonus. 24 seconds left.
1:25: Traded buckets. 37-37 nearing a minute.
1:23: We’re still tied up here, 35-35, with 1:57 to go.
1:13: Okarche has its first lead in awhile as Kristen Meyer hits a layup to put the Lady Warriors up 31-29. But just as quickly, Seiling answers to tie it once more. 7:06 left.
1:11: Great game so far. Okarche 29, Seiling 29 after 3.
12:53 Seiling leads 22-18 at halftime.
12:41: Brooke Edwards’ 3-pointer ties the score 18-18. 2:36 remaining in the first half.
12:37: Seiling taking control in the second, outscoring Okarche 9-2 so far. Seiling leads 18-15, midway through.
12:31: Okarche up 13-9 after one quarter. Macy Kunneman hits three 3-pointers in the quarter and has nine points. As a team, Okarche has four 3-pointers.
12:27: We’re tied 6-6 with 220 left in the first. Macy Kunneman has all six Okarche points.
12:19: We’re underway in the third game of the day. It’s early but Okarche leads Seiling 3-2.
12:05: Sorry for the long delay. Calumet makes a valiant effort but comes up short, as Chattanooga wins 60-50 after cutting it as close as four.
11:12: Chattanooga up 33-20 at the break but Calumet’s Mariah Miles made an impact in the second, scoring 11 points in the frame. Miles had just five points yesterday, four in the fourth quarter.
11:05: Chattanooga up 27-14 with 3:13 left in the half.
10:59: Chattanooga up 23-7 with 6:32 left in the half. Ashley Baughman has 10 already for the Lady Warriors.
10:56: Chattanooga leads 18-7 after one quarter.
10:50: Chattanooga off to a 12-5 lead early in a Class A girls semifinal. 2:41 remaining in the first.
10:22: Red Oak wins 47-46.
10:21: Red Oak’s Dwight Camp hits a jumper to put Red Oak up 47-46. Timeout with 9.4 seconds left.
10:20: Salyer Roebuck hits one to put Hammon up 46-45.
10:19: Hammon misses the front of a 1 and 1, RO gets the rebound but the Eagles quickly turn it over. Now 24.7 seconds left and Hammon going to the line.
10:15: Red Oak’s Jordan Booth ties it at 45 with a pair of FTs. 1:45 remaining. Booth got possession after a Hammon turnover. The Warriors were trying to stall and one of their players stepped out of bounds.
10:11: Red Oak’s Dwight Camp hit s a 3-pointer to pull the Eagles within two at 45-43 with 3:02 remaining. Camp has 18 now.
10:09: Red Oak’s Jordan Booth was just called for an intentional foul on Hammon’s Clay Walker. Booth hooked him around the neck. Walker seems to be OK and hits both free throws to put the Warriors up 45-40 with 3:51 left.
10:01: Red Oak’s Jordan Booth just hit a driving layup (and was fouled), pointed at Dwight Camp, then the scoreboard and said, “We’re coming back, OK?” Hammon up 41-38 with 7:24 remaining.
9:46: Hammon continues its run, with a Salyer Roebuck 3-pointer early in the third. Warriors up 29-25.
9:34: The complaining has died down now, as Hammon has made a nice run, pulling within one on Seyth Roebuck’s 3-pointer, then taking the lead into halftime with a pair of Clay Walker free throws right before the break. Hammon leads 26-25.
9:30: Hammon’s fans are now chanting “Fair game, Fair game.” The officiating has been pretty even on both sides, at least from this viewpoint a few feet in front of them. They disagree. Red Oak up 25-17 now.
9:29: Red Oak’s up 23-17 with 2:17 remaining in the half. Camp hasn’t scored yet this quarter. Colby Walker of Hammon is up to 9 rebounds.
9:22: An observation on the improvements at State Fair Arena. They’re great. But they should’ve left the scoreboards at the ends of the arena. Sure, the overhead board is great, but for fans on the floor (and those of us on press row), the overhead scoreboard isn’t at a great angle.
9:18: Red Oak takes a 17-8 lead heading into the second quarter. Dwight Camp has 10 for the Eagles.
9:13: Well, we’ve heard our first chant of “Call it both ways.” If you had 2:10 of the first quarter in that pool, you’re a winner. Red Oak is up 13-8 but Hammon’s Colby Walker is taking control on the boards, with 7 already.
9:10: We’re here at State Fair Arena bright and early, starting out with Class B boys between Red Oak and Hammon. Red Oak is off to an 8-5 lead midway through the first.