Bears Advance, to Face Undefeated Hornets Next
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:09 pm
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Originally Published: Mar 3, 2011 11:7 PM CDTStephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
CHOCTAW, Oklahoma – The Bears used the fourth quarter as the final nail in the Oilers’ coffin, as Cheyenne-Reydon rolled past Merritt 54-39 to advance in the state tournament.
The Bears were led in large part to the leadership and skill of junior Jake Moler, who put up 17 points on the night. Teammate Adler Seymour led all scorers by posting 18 points, while teammate Austin Thrash finished with 12.
Cheyenne continued to build their lead, but neither Merritt wouldn’t give up. The Oilers trailed by 10 at the end of the third, 39-29.
The fourth quarter sealed Merritt’s fate, as they continued to struggle putting points on the board. A long three by Branson Daughtery put a momentary spark in the Oilers’ play, but Coach Russ Rundle’s boys just couldn’t recover from the deficit built in the third quarter.
The Oilers were let by big man Jacob Wing, who provided plenty of presence in the paint, standing at six-foot-six-inches. Daughtery also finished with 13.
The Cheyenne-Reydon Bears advance to the next round of playoffs, where they’ll face the undefeated Stuart Hornets.