TULSA – Behind 32 points from Montana Gormley, the Weleetka Outlaws led from start to finish in downing the Ketchum Warriors 62-42 in the consolation semifinals of the 49th annual Tournament of Champions at ORU’s Mabee Center on Friday.
With the win, the Class A Outlaws advanced to Saturday’s fifth place game, where they will take on Okemah at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Warriors (5-3) will play Class B Arnett for seventh at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Gormley scored 8 points in the first quarter as the Outlaws dominated the glass and claimed a 14-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Weleetka outrebounded Ketchum 24-17 in the first half on their way to a 27-17 lead at the break. The Warriors scored 15 of their 17 points via three-pointers.
The Warriors would make a pair of runs to cut the lead to single digits in the third quarter, getting it to 31-23 with 5:30 left in the period. The Outlaws answered with a 7-1 spurt to push the lead to 14 before a 9-2 Ketchum run made it 40-33 as the quarter wound down.
But Weleetka would get a three by Shaun Bencoma with seconds left to make it 43-33. The Outlaws would go on a 13-0 run over the first 3:30 of the final period to put the game away.
Gormley scored 9 points in the third quarter and added 10 more in the final period. Bencoma finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds while Jackson Frye added 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Tristan Pendley and Spencer Shephard each finished with 12 points for Ketchum.
Weatherford 82, Ketchum 42 (girls)
The Weatherford Lady Eagles jumped out to a 22-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in downing the Lady Warriors in the consolation semifinals at the T.O.C. Friday.
Weatherford (6-2) advances to Saturday’s fifth place game, where they will take on Preston at 1:30 p.m. Ketchum will play Red Oak at 9:30 a.m. in the seventh place game.
Chandler Roof and Rylie Torrey combined for 48 points for last season’s Class 4A state runners-up, including 17 in a blistering opening quarter.
The Lady Warriors (5-2) made an 11-2 run to close the gap to 24-14 by the end of the first quarter, but would get no closer, trailing by 14 at half and 29 after three quarters.
The Lady Eagles knocked down 11 three-pointers for the game and outrebounded Ketchum 34-20. Roof finished with 8 rebounds to go along with 22 points, while Torrey had 26 points and 6 rebounds. Macy Stark added 12 points for Weatherford.
Jo-Lynne Fairchild and Justice Campbell scored 10 points apiece to lead Ketchum, with Miranda Griffin adding 9 points.