Scott Emigh For the Sand Springs Chief
For the second yr in a row, Hailey Jackson led Sand Springs’ women basketball workforce to a Union victory.
On Tuesday evening, Jackson scored 26 factors in a 50-42 nailbiter of UMAC.
“I used to be a bit of off tonight, however I bought it going a bit of bit,” stated Jackson, who exploded for 14 within the fourth quarter to carry off Union’s rally.
Final yr, Jackson had 10 factors in Union’s 38-34 win.
Sand Springs (9-4), ranked No. 11 in Class 6A, improved to 2-2 in Frontier Valley Convention motion in opposition to the unranked RedHawks (2-7), who fell to 1-3.
Jackson surpassed 1,000 profession factors final week and his management has helped propel the workforce ahead because it battles accidents and sickness.
“She did what she needed to do,” stated Woman Sandites head coach Josh Berry. “He is a particular expertise and he is a particular individual.
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“We lastly bought among the items popping out. That is one other factor is getting everyone wholesome and getting everyone again (for the beginning of the playoffs) in late February.
Sand Springs opened with an 11-0 run and by no means trailed within the recreation, main by 13 within the third quarter, however might by no means absolutely draw back from the RedHawks’ balanced assault.
Yonae’ Edwards capped a 12-3 Redhawk run to chop it to 16-13 halfway by way of the second quarter earlier than the Sandites ended the half with 9 unanswered factors.
The Union gained the third quarter to make it 33-25 however Jackson’s fourth quarter efficiency was an excessive amount of to beat.
Edwards scored 12 to steer the Redhawks whereas Vanessa Colemand and Jamiya Woodard added 10 every.
Sand Springs will host the No. 14 Owasso (6-4, 1-3) Friday in a rematch of the Bishop Kelley Invitational finals, the place Sand Springs gained 51-49.
Union 60, Sand Springs 49 (boys)
The No. 19 Union boys (5-5, 3-1) gained their fifth consecutive assembly with No. 18 Sand Springs (6-4, 1-3) behind Cedric Dixon’s 19-point effort.
Dixon’s 3-point capturing mixed along with his workforce’s inside top benefit proved to be an excessive amount of for the visiting Sandites, who fell after main a lot of the first half.
“He is our man that we’re searching for to make pictures for us,” Union coach Rudy Garcia stated. “He did an excellent job. He hit some large issues there late once we wanted some pictures.
The Sandites went on an 11-3 run to shut the primary quarter 14-11, however Miles Flemmons scored three buckets in a 7-point second-quarter streak to take a 23-20 lead and the RedHawks by no means go away it.
Union by no means led by greater than eight within the third quarter and did not take its first double-digit lead till a bucket from Korbin Gunn lower than 4 minutes into the sport.
“Sand Springs performed effectively and we struggled a bit of bit,” Garcia stated. “I am proud of our protection for essentially the most half. I believe our guys performed good protection.”
Flemmons scored 12 and Gunn added 11 to place three Redhawks in double digits however the Sandites’ Kooper Kelly led all scorers with a career-best 20.
“I used to be happy with my guys,” stated Garcia. “I assumed they performed exhausting tonight.”
The groups will get a rematch on February 14 in Sand Springs. Union returns to motion Friday at 5A No. 16 Sapulpa (5-8, 1-3).
SAND SPRINGS 50, UNION 42 (feminine)
Sand Springs: Jackson 26, Wilson 7, Martin 5, Morris 4, Taylor 4, Butler 2, Fueshko 2.
Union: Hishaw 12, Coleman 10, Woodard 10, Bettis 4, McSwain 4, Stith 2.
UNION 60, SAND SPRINGS 49 (male)
Sand Springs: Kelly 20, Roper 10, Johnson 6, Foster 5, Holland 4, Allen 4.
Union: Dixon 19, Flemmons 12, Gunn 11, Madrid 8, Gilyard 3, Chappelle 3, Miller 2, Bowen 2.