By CRAIG HALL
Heavener’s boys took down Wilburton in a defensive struggle while the Lady Wolves fell here Tuesday night in Black Diamond Conference play.
The Wolves improved to 2-0 in conference play with a 35-24 win after Heavener’s girls fell in the opener, 46-41.
Heavener’s busy week continues with Talihina coming to town on Thursday and a visit by Stigler on Friday for homecoming.
Heavener roared out to an eight-point lead at halftime over the Lady Diggers, but could not keep the lead as Wilburton nailed four 3-points baskets in the third quarter to take the lead.
The Lady Wolves were still up by seven midway through the quarter before Wilburton went on an 8-0 run to take the lead going into the fourth quarter.
Jodie Hill’s basket early in the fourth quarter gave Heavener the lead at 37-36, but Wilburton went on a 9-0 run as the Lady Wolves were scoreless for almost five minutes. The Lady Diggers outscored Heavener 17-5 in the deciding stretch.
Heavener played some of its best ball of the season, especially in the second quarter in building the lead before Wilburton dominated the second half.
Hill led Heavener, now 7-3 and 1-1, with 13 points and Makenzie Wilson had nine. Wilburton (7-5) was paced by Emily Sharp and Brooke Saxon, each with 12 points, and Kenzie Ezekiel had 10.
Wilburton 46, Heavener 41
Wilburton 10 12 14 10—46
Heavener 11 19 5 6—41
Wilburton—Emily Sharp 12, Brooke Saxon 12, Kenzie Ezekiel 10, Sabrina Stanford 8, Sheale Mathis 3, Sydnee Brunk 3, Raygan Stanford 2
Heavener—Jodie Hill 13, Makenzie Wilson 9, Azure Watkins 8, Jacee Manley 7, Emily Yandell 3.
The defenses dominated the second game as the shooting percentages for both teams were probably below the temperatures outside.
Chance Dunigan gave Heavener the lead early with six free throws to start the game and Wilburton could never threaten.
The Diggers could only score 10 points in the first half and 14 in the second half as the Wolves seldom gave up anything easy.
Heavener hit enough free throws down the stretch to maintain the lead and stay perfect in conference play at 2-0.
Noah Davis’ 11 points topped Heavener’s balanced scoring attack as the Wolves improved to 5-4 overall.
Wilburton (6-5) has posted wins over Red Oak and Spiro earlier in the season, was led by Dalton Battles’ eight points.
Heavener 35, Wilburton 24
Wilburton 5 5 6 8—24
Heavener 10 5 9 11—35
Wilburton—Dalton Battles 8, Jager Sokolosky 6, Garrett Smith 5, Levi Knight 3, Cody Shelley 2,
Heavener—Noah Davis 11, Dillion May 7, Colt Dunigan 7, Chance Dunigan 6, Corry Duncan 3, Dillan Stallings 1.