By CRAIG HALL
WILBURTON—Heavener’s girls moved into a tie for the conference lead while the Wolves broke a four-game losing streak in sweeping Wilburton on Tuesday night.
The Lady Wolves moved into a tie with Wilburton for the Black Diamond Conference with a 52-42 win while Heavener’s boys dominated the second half during a 45-29 win over the Diggers.
The Lady Wolves took the lead in the second quarter and survived some shaky free throw shooting down the stretch before sealing the win.
Heavener built a 10-point lead late in the third quarter before Wilburton came back to within three points with 1:23 left.
The Lady Wolves closed with a 9-2 run to improve to 13-6 overall. Makenzie Wilson hit one free throw with 47 seconds left before Kacee Manley hit both free throws and Wilson also was perfect on a pair of free throws to give Heavener a 48-40 lead.
Wilburton answered with a basket before Wilson hit a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left and Jodie Hill scored on a layup with only eight seconds left.
The win avenged the earlier 46-41 loss to the Lady Diggers at Heavener.
Wilson finished with 19 points to lead the Lady Wolves while Hill had 13. Brooke Saxon had 12 points and Emily Sharp finished with 10 for Wilburton, now 12-7.
Heavener’s boys held Wilburton scoreless over the final 5:36, ending the contest on a 9-0 run to snap the losing skid.
Wilburton pulled within 33-29 before Colt Dunigan added to Heavener’s lead with a reverse layup. Noah Davis scored on a layup to put the advantage at 37-29 to seal the win.
Heavener improves to 8-9 with the win and swept the two games from the Diggers, now 6-12.
Dunigan finished with 19 points to lead Heavener while Dillion May and Davis both finished with 10.
Heavener’s long stretch of road games continues Friday at Talihina before returning home on Tuesday with a game against Pocola.
Heavener 45, Wilburton 29
Heavener 8 11 12 14—45
Wilburton 8 11 6 4—29
Heavener—Colt Dunigan 19, Dillion May 10, Noah Davis 10, Dillan Stallings 3, Chance Dunigan 2.
Wilburton—Jager Sokolosky 9, Dalton Battless 8, Levi Easley 6, Garrett Smith 5, Kendall McAlester 1.
Heavener 52, Wilburton 42
Heavener 17 13 4 18—52
Wilburton 17 4 7 14—42
Heavener—Makenzie Wilson 19, Jodie Hill 13, Kacee Manley 8, Jacee Manley 6, Emily Yandell 4, Sydney Crase 2, Azure Watkins 2.
Wilburton—Brooke Saxon 12, Emily Sharp 10, Raygan Stanford 6,Sydnee Brunk 6, Kirstie Blackwood 4, Sabrina Stanford 2, Kristin Mitchell 2