On top of that, the wins were a pleasant sign for the future for coach Allen Dukes' squad, which rallied from an 11-point deficit for a 66-54 win over St. Mary's Hall of San Antonio in one contest.
“We made a 23-point turnaround in a little over a quarter,” Dukes said. “Don't get me wrong, it was a total team effort, but I looked out on the court at one point in our comeback and we had three freshmen and two sophomores on the floor at the same time.
“We have a really good group of eighth graders, so I think Cyclone basketball is looking good for the future.”
GORHAM FINDS HER COLLEGE
Perkins-Tryon's Jordan Gorham has signed with Oklahoma Christian University, but she recruited the school rather than the other way around.
“I am the one who went to Oklahoma Christian,” she said. “They didn't come to me. I gave them game film and they came to a couple of games.”
The 6-foot Gorham averages 16.2 points per game for Perkins.
JENKS, OWASSO MOVE UP NATIONAL RANKINGS
Jenks and Owasso are the top two baseball teams in the state, according to the OKRankings.com coaches poll and both are MaxPreps' Xcellent 25 national rankings.
Jenks moved up to No. 10 from No. 17 while Owasso entered the rankings Monday at No. 21.
The Rams figure to be on their way up the rankings, though, after beating Jenks 4-2 on the road Monday night.
Owasso, No. 1 in the state, scored a run in the first and two more in the second to take control early.