The Chickasha fightin’ Chicks and the Seminole Chieftains traveled to Stillwater for the area tournament.
The Chicks and Chieftains would go back and forth throughout the 1st period. The Chicks would have the lead after the 1st quarter 10-8. The leading scorer for the Chicks was Brock Henderson who had 4 points.
During the 2nd quarter, the Chieftains would start to heat up, going on a 11-2 run which included two three pointer by #2, to make the score 26-18 Seminole. Then later in the quarter the Chicks would try to fight back, going on a 6-2 run to cut the lead to 31-27 Seminole. During this first half the Chicks would miss 9 free throws, including 5 during the 2nd quarter. Seminole would win the 2nd quarter scoring 23-17, to make the score 31-27 at the half.
To open up the 3rd quarter, Chickasha’s star Brock Henderson would heat up, scoring the teams first 9 points of the quarter. At the end of the quarter the Chieftains would have the lead 44-42, after losing the quarter’s scoring 15-13.
Then to open the 4th quarter, the Chicks would tie the game at 44 off a basket from Magyver Boles. Then the Chieftains would respond with a 9-2 run, after a 3 pointer from #4 to shift the momentum back to the Chieftains. The Chicks would get back within 2 at 56-54, but that would be the closest they would get. Seminole would finish off the win by the score of 60-57, after winning the period 16-15. The Chieftains would get their 21st win of the season while the Chicks would finish their season with a 14-11 record.
Junior David Thibodeaux said “We started off struggling with our energy it was super low. But we turned it up and fought to keep ourselves in the game and gave ourselves a chance. Missing free throws was a large factor in our struggles also. Yet despite the outcome we showed grit and resiliency in not giving up until the time ran out.”
Player of the game:
Magyver Boles- Boles played a great game, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 points.
Thank you to all the Chickasha Seniors who include Brock Henderson, Magyver Boles, Caleb Crowder, Caleb Ross, Andrew Sinn and Darian Franco.