Jan. 18—COALGATE — The Stonewall Longhorns continued to look the part of a Class A contender during a 61-24 road win over local foe Coalgate Tuesday night
Coach Wes Moreland's club, ranked No. 7 in Class A, started a busy week at 17-0 on the year. The Wildcats dropped to 1-10.
Moreland's squad now turns its attention to the SRT Invitational which tips off today at Roff High School. The Longhorns meet Maud at 5:20 p.m. in a first-round matchup.
"It's a big week for us since it's the last week for rankings," Moreland said. "It was a good win on the road."
The competition won't get any easier for the Wildcats, who are matched up with Class A No. 9 Allen at 7:45 p.m. this evening at the Allen Mustang Winter Classic.
In the girls game, the Lady Longhorns secured a 63-27 victory over Coalgate.
Coach Dillon Monday's bunch, No. 16 in Class A, improved to 13-4 on the year, while the Lady Wildcats stumbled to 1-10.
The Lady Longhorns meet Wesleyan Christian at 6:40 p.m. today at the SRT Invitational. The Coalgate girls are scheduled to face Wewoka at 11 a.m. today at the Allen Mustang Winter Classic.
Stonewall 61, Coalgate 24
The Longhorns didn't waste any time taking control of the contest, jumping out to leads of 20-6 and 41-8 in the first half.
"We really got after it in the first half on the defensive end. We had a lot of intensity and put a lot of pressure on them to force some turnovers," Moreland said.
Stonewall outscored Coalgate 21-16 over the final two frames.
Mika Matt led the SHS offense, finishing with a game-high 21 points He sank four 3-pointers and also had three steals.
Taegus Pogue hit a pair of 3-point baskets and scored 12 points for the Longhorns. He also had five rebounds and three assists.
Tyler Larsh was next with eight points and both Jamison Carrington and Ashton Bierce chipped in seven points each.
Three players scored four points for the host Wildcats — Kolton Magby, Buster Ratcliffe, and Tristin Trevathan.
Stonewall 63, Coalgate 27
Like their male counterparts, the Lady Longhorns started strong, rolling to a 20-9 lead after the first quarter. Stonewall stretched its advantage to 34-15 by halftime.
Stonewall outscored Coalgate 29-12 over the final two frames.
"I was proud of our defensive effort. Any time you can hold a team under double digits in every quarter, you know that the kids were working hard and executing on that end of the floor," Monday told The Ada News. "I thought we did a good job of turning them over and executing in both the full and the half court. We passed the ball well and got everyone suited up for us on the scoreboard. Coalgate is a big and athletic team, so I'm happy that we were disciplined and rebounded like we needed to on both ends."
Lilly Wyche led the way for the SHS club with a stat line that included 19 points, eight rebounds, and four steals. She also finished 6-of-10 from the free-throw line.
Faith Ross was next for Stonewall with 16 points, including a trio of 3-point baskets. Ross made 6-of-8 free shots. Carlee Gayler also reached double figures with 14 points to go with eight rebounds and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.
As a team, the Lady Longhorns finished 17-of-25 (68%) from the free-throw line and were able to force 33 Coalgate turnovers.
Destiny Grant led the Coalgate offense with 11 points. Aubrey Manion was next with six.