By Phil Sandoval
Sports Editor, Guymon Daily Herald
Seeking to halt a three-game losing streak the Guymon girls basketball team wanted to turn Tuesday’s contest with Turpin into a statement game.
The Tigers took that goal, then took it one step further. Their 89-35 victory over the Cardinals made it a scrapbook contest.
All 14 of Guymon’s roster saw playing time. Thirteen scored.
Additionally, the 89 points the Tigers rang up set a new girls school record for most points scored in a varsity-level game.
In the opening four minutes Turpin matched baskets with Guymon and held a one-point lead when Reagan Alvarez hit the first of two 3-point baskets the freshman who have in the game.
The Cardinals stayed close until the five-minute mark. Then Guymon exploded.
Keela Clark’s free throw sparked an 11-0 run to put the Tigers up 15-6.
Taylor Landes was a key contributor to the spree. All five of the sophomore’s points came after Clark’s score, the last of her two field goals - a 3-pointer - opened a four-point Tigers lead.
“We keep talking about having our bench contribute,” Hofferber said. “We tell them you earn you’re opportunities to come in. Taylor Landes is a perfect example of coming in, earning that opportunity and making a splash. She came in and got things going. I’m really proud of her for that.”
All of Guymon’s offensive might came without the services of Gabrielle Costella, who spent the first period on the bench for violating a team rule.