Vinita Advances to Semis With OT Victory over Roland

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:10 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 10, 2011 11:14 PM CDT

Jessica Coody
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

OKLAHOMA CITY – It took overtime, but Vinita was able to advance to the 4A State Semifinals with the 54-47 win over Roland.

Roland led 37-28 going into the fourth, but Vinita outscored the Rangers 17-8 in the fourth to tied it all up at 45 and force the game into overtime.

In overtime Roland managed just two points.

Vinita led 15-13 after the first quarter, but Roland took a two point lead 26-24 into half.

Vinita's Jake Roach led all scorers with 20, including 6 of the Hornets 9 points in overtime. Jake Bullard added 18 for Vinita.

Roland was led by Gunner Lynch and Caleb Daniel who scored 15 points a piece.

Roland finishes the season with a 22-2 record.

Vinita will face defending state champs Douglass at 7:30 at the Fairgrounds.