By CRAIG HALL
Heavener’s homecoming on Friday was made even more special as both the boys and girls downed Stigler.
In the first game, Noah Davis had a career-high 37 points as the Wolves came from behind to down the Panthers, 68-67, while Heavener’s girls completed the sweep in the second game, 62-49.
Heavener opens play in the 2015 LeFlore County Tournament on Monday at Carl Albert State College. The fourth-seeded Lady Wolves play Bokoshe at 7:10 p.m. while the No. 7 Heavener boys take on Arkoma at 8:30 p.m.
Playing without Colt Dunigan, out with an injury to his foot, the Wolves overcame an 8-point deficit in the second half to improve to 6-5 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
Stigler went on an 11-0 run early in the third quarter to take the lead. The Panthers built the lead to eight points, but could never put the Wolves away. Heavener clawed back to trim the lead to two points and Corry Duncan’s 3 with two minutes left put the Wolves ahead for good.
Dillion May then hit four straight free throws to give the Wolves a 67-62 lead with 19 seconds left. Stigler cut the lead to three, but May hit one of two free throws with eight seconds left to make it a two-possession game.
Stigler hit a 3 with two seconds remaining and Heavener ran out the clock. Davis picked up the slack of having Dunigan out with probably his best game.
He had struggled from outside for most of the year before finding his range on Thursday. Davis finished with six 3-point baskets and helped keep the Wolves close in the second half, scoring 19 points in the final two periods.
May finished with 10 points for Heavener. Dylan Bryant led the Panthers with 24 points and Trace Maxwell added 21.
Stigler 14 17 21 12—67
Heavener 12 16 19 21—68
Stigler—Dylan Bryant 24, Trace Maxwell 21, Cameron Highfill 8, Quontez Jim 7, Kyle Allen 5, Kyle Lassiter 2,
Heavener—Noah Davis 37, Dillion May 10, Jordan Terry 6, Corry Duncan 8, Chance Dunigan 7,
The Lady Wolves built a 15-point lead at halftime and had to hold off a Stigler charge in the second half to improve to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in Black Diamond Conference play.
Stigler trimmed Heavener’s lead to six points late in the third quarter before Makenzie Wilson nailed a 3 and Jacee Manley scored to give the Lady Wolves a 45-34 lead after three quarters.
The Lady Panthers came back and cut the lead to seven with 3:48 left before Heavener scored four straight to again put the lead at 11.
Manley led Heavener with 13 points while Jodie Hill had 12 and Sydney Crase finished with 11. Destiny Followill had 13 to lead Stigler. Nina Echelle added 12 and Shauntey Hays had 10.
Heavener 62, Stigler 49
Stigler 11 10 13 15—49
Heavener 19 17 9 17—62
Stigler—Destiny Followill 13, Nina Echelle 12, Shauntey Hays 10, Adi Pacek 6, Madison Gilmore 6, Tristine Laffoon 2
Heavener—Jacee Manley 13, Jodie Hill 12, Sydney Crase 11, Azure Watkins 9, Kacee Manley 3, Emily Yandell 2