Jim Ellis

Paced by Macy Gibson’s career-best 35 points, Afton glided to a 94-24 victory over Bluejacket Friday night in a Lucky 7 Conference girls’ basketball game.

The Afton boys also were a lopsided winner, claiming an 82-25 decision.

Gibson had 25 of her points in the first half, getting 13 in the first quarter and 12 in the second. She played only about three minutes of the third quarter and got another 10 points.

Coach Gerald Sergeant cleared his bench in the third quarter, with the starters sitting out the final quarter and a half.

“We dogged it in the first quarter — we didn’t look too good,” Sergeant said. “I think we may have taken them too lightly. We called two time outs in the first quarter and then we picked it up.”

The Lady Eagles (3-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference) led 21-9 after the first quarter, then exploded for 34 points in the second. That created a 55-13 halftime score.

Afton continued to pull away in the second half thanks to 23-4 and 16-7 margins.

“They (the Lady Chieftains) have some players — they will get there,” Sergeant said. “He (Bluejacket coach Michael Schnatz) works hard with them.”

Joining Gibson in double figures were Shelby Van Pielt with 17 points, Jacey Grimes with 15 and Ashley Carroll added 11.

Lauren Ayres had six points for the Lady Chieftains (0-3, 0-3).

In the boys game, the Eagles (3-0, 3-0) broke out to a 22-9 lead in the opening period then padded that to 43-19 by intermission.

Bluejacket (0-3, 0-3) managed only six pionts over the final two quarters, as Afton held 21-4 and 18-2 margins.

Five players scored in double figures for Afton, topped by Ryan Markes with 21 points.

Magnum Mustain added 12 points followed by Brandon Jones with 11 and Sam Diuguid and T.J. Korb with 10 each.

David Prine scored 20 of the Chieftains’ 25 points.

Both Bluejacket and Afton will play in the Afton Coca-Cola Classic, which tips off Monday.

Bluejacket faces Oklahoma Union Monday at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Afton begins play on Tuesday, meeting Quapaw at 7 and 8:30 p.m.