Henryetta Knocks Down Rival Beggs 74-54, 59-53

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:00 pm

By: News On 6

Originally Published: Dec 8, 2010 3:37 PM CDT

Wesley Coburn
Oklahoma Sports Student Mojo

When Beggs and Henryetta play ball against each other, no matter what sport, it’s usually a good game.

That held true Tuesday night in the Dome (the nickname of the Beggs Special Event Center) when Henryetta defeated the home squads 74-54 and 59-53 in a set of playground type games in front of a half-full but fully vocal arena.

The girls contest was a matchup of two of the Top 20 teams in class 3A, with No. 10 Henryetta facing the No. 18 Lady Demons.

Free throws kept the Lady Knights close after a below average first quarter, they trailed 18-16. Beggs led by three in the second quarter, but in the last 1:10 Henryetta went on a 12-0 run to be leading 36-27 at halftime.

That momentum carried into the second half, the Lady Knights led 55-45 when a foul-ridden third quarter finished.

Threes started falling in the fourth, which allowed Henryetta to close out with a 74-54 win. Sophomore Miranda Harjo had a game high 23 points and sophomore Lauren Flanary added 17.

Senior Heather Konsure had 14 on the night while junior Ashton Peters and sophomore Megan Tabor each added six.

In the boys game, the Knights got in a hole early, but fought back to take a 18-14 lead going into the second quarter. Players were shuffled in and out furiously; the result at halftime was a 26-26 deadlock.

Alabama’s 1992 hit “I’m In a Hurry” summed up the third quarter, it was played in almost cartoonish haste, Henryetta had a 42-41 edge with eight minutes to play.

The Knights had a 45-41 lead that transformed into a 52-50 Demon advantage; senior Guy Kiehl stole the ball and tied the game, which dwindled into a free throw battle before Henryetta picked up the tense 59-53 win.

Junior Joe Moudy led the scoring with 19 points, Kiehl and sophomore Damon Mouss each had ten, sophomore Grant Ward scored nine and senior Greg Thomas added four.

Up next for the Knights (2-1) and Lady Knights (3-0) is Okemah, as the Panthers come to the Henryetta Events Center (aka The Castle) Friday night, girls tip off at 6:30 p.m., guys at 8 p.m.

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