The Edmond Sun

December 16, 2013

Santa Fe girls, Memorial boys win Edmond Open hoop titles

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Santa Fe Lady Wolves toppled a pair of top-five teams in Class 6A and capped the Edmond Open Tournament with a 57-54 championship triumph over Tulsa Washington Saturday afternoon at Edmond North High School.

The Lady Hornets made it close in the final period by dropping in 3-pointers after Santa Fe led by 10 points.

Tamara Lee, who made the All-Tournament Team along with teammate Aahliyah Jackson, led the Wolves with 21 points while Jackson provided 15 points.

In Friday’s semifinals, the sparkplug guard Lee erupted for 29 points in a lopsided 66-41 conquest over Tulsa Union.

Santa Fe dismantled McGuinness in Thursday’s opener by a 71-29 count as Summer Jones (14 points), Lee (14), Jackson (12) and Alexis Cooper (12) all hit double figures.

The Lady Bulldogs of Edmond Memorial captured the third-place hardware by dropping Tulsa Union 58-47 Saturday.

“We worked extremely great together on offense to create different opportunities for players to score,” said Memorial head coach Dandy Peeler. “Proud of my team. They competed very well against the top teams in the state.”

Andee Decker led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points and teammates Paige Serup and Michaela Mack contributed 10 points apiece. Decker landed on the All-Tournament Team.

The Lady ‘Dogs fell 39-33 to Tulsa Washington in the semis.

In the boys finals Saturday night, Edmond Memorial held home court and fought off stingy rival Edmond Santa Fe, 65-54.

The Bulldogs led just by a bucket at the break and took advantage of Santa Fe foul trouble in the final stanza.

“We just had too many breakdowns on defense and rebounding,” said Santa Fe skipper Lenny Hatchett on letting Memorial pull away. “We had some foul trouble with DaQuan Jeffries, which hurt our inside presence.

“Memorial is a good team and plays smart. We have to be able to play smarter and take care of the ball better.”

The ‘Dogs were led by 6-6 sophomore Kristian Doolittle’s 21 points and senior Trey Sneed’s 18 points.

Curran Scott got loose or the Wolves, dropping in a game-high 27 points and earning a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

The loss was the first for Santa Fe, making it 3-1 this month.

In Friday’s semifinals, Memorial downed Putnam North 63-52 behind a 22-point outburst by Jacob Essman while Santa Fe tore up Stillwater’s junior varsity 83-16.

Tulsa Washington got all it wanted out of Edmond North, as the Huskies played the Hornets into overtime in a first-round contest Thursday. Tulsa Washington took the auxiliary period by an 11-5 count to come out on top of a 62-54 decision.

Husky freshman guard Marques Wilson (17 points) and teammate Harrison Stoddart (10) both hit double digits for Edmond North.

On Friday in the losers bracket, the Huskies bounced back to topple Stillwater’s junior varsity, 76-38.