Forgan girls win Oil Center Classic PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 January 2010 16:03

By JASON EPP

• Daily Leader

A fast start helped the Lady Bulldogs pick up their second tournament championship of the season and get head coach Brett Trippet his 300th win.

The 12-0 Lady Bulldogs opened up a 17-point halftime lead and held off a late Mooreland surge for a 58-52 victory.

It was nice to finally play well for most of the game," said Lady Bulldogs coach Brett Trippet. "We are finally doing all the things we have needed too."

Tournament MVP Jaci McGill scored 9 in the first period when Forgan opened up a 21-9 lead.

Forgan maintained a comfortable working margin most of the way.

Kaylee DeVon scored 9 of her team-high 19 points in the third period as Mooreland closed the gap to 43-33.

But Forgan went on a 9-0 run to start the fourth period and had its largest lead at 52-33.

Kylea Wilson scored 11 of her 15 points in the final five minutes of the game as Mooreland battled back.

Mooreland cut the deficit to 9 points with 1:01 left, but Forgan was able to hit enough free throws to close out the win.

"They started hitting threes, and we were missing our free throws," said Trippet. " That's a bad combination and a team can get back in the game fast."

Freshman Kenzi Taylor scored 18 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Miranda Lopez added 16 points and Jaci McGill 12 as Forgan won its second tournament of the season.

Lady Dusters take third, Tuprin falls in consolation

In the third place game, Erin Becker scored 19 to help the Beaver Lady Dusters defeat Sharon-Mutual 40-21. Anna McDonald was named to the all-tournament team, and Kalen Gabel was awarded the most imspirational.

Turpin fell to Waynoka 28-22 on the tournament's final day. Raegan Alvarez scored 8.

 

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