Powered by 18 points from Jesse Drosche and 16 from teammate J.C. Morrow the Fairland Owls downed Oklahoma Union 60-43 Saturday evening to capture the boys’ championship in the Afton Coca-Cola Classic.
After trailing 16-11 at the end of the first quarter FHS put together a 13-6 run in the second, with six of those points coming from Drosche, to build a slim 24-22 lead at the break.
After only posting three points in the first half Morrow exploded for nine in the third as the Owls outscored OU 19-6.
Fairland’s Jacob Bryant eneded the game in double figures with 10 points, including two-second half treys.
The win places FHS at 6-1 so far this season. The Owls travel to Colcord Friday.
The Hornets ended their Coca-Cola run with a 53-47 win over the hosting Eagles in the consolation final.
The fourth quarter marked the turning point in the contest. After being within at least three points of each other at the conclusion of the first three periods the Hornets outscored AHS 18-11 in the final stanza with six points from Dakota Place and five from Jay Vang.
Canaan Sherrell was the CHS high scorer with 12 points. Caleb Backwater scored 10.
Brandon Jones led the Eagles with 14 points. Brennan Fuser posted 11 and Sam Shepard landed 10.
The Eagles host Bluejacket tonight.
In the girls’ bracket Oklahoma Union defeated the Kansas JV team 61-39 in the championship game while Colcord downed the Lady Eagles 50-23 in the consolation final.
JHS takes first and second at Adair Invitational
The Jay Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs had a successful run at the Adair Tournament last week with each team playing in the championship finals.
The Bulldogs captured their second consecutive Adair Invitational title with a 61-48 win over the hosting Warriors.
Jay began their tournament trek with a 61-42 win over Chelsea and defeated Claremore-Sequoyah 51-38 in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs advanced to the finals on the power of wins over Chelsea, 54-36, and Claremore-Sequoyah 44-39.
In the finals the Lady Bulldogs fell to Adair, the #2 ranked team in 3A, in a 53-48 final.