Connect with us

News

Bixby Girls Romp Twice, Celebrate Senior Night

By Ron Holt

When in doubt, play defense. That was the approach by Bixby High’s Lady Spartans against visiting Jenks Friday night in Whitey Ford Field House.

While shots weren’t falling early in the Frontier Valley Conference clash, Bixby turned up the defensive intensity, limiting the Lady Trojans offensively while forcing a barrage of turnovers.

When the offense arrived later in the opening quarter, the sixth-ranked Lady Spartans erupted to celebrate Senior Night with their second win of the season over the Lady Trojans, 66-24. It was Bixby’s second win of the week.

The Lady Spartans, 14-4 overall and 8-1 in conference play, continued their winning ways this past Tuesday, Feb. 2, with a solid first half performance en route to a 50-31 victory at Muskogee.

“We weren’t shooting great at the start of the game, but their defensive energy carried over with some steals and some easy baskets that gets you going and loosens everything up,” Lady Spartan head coach Tina Thomas said after the Jenks win.

“It was great to get some of those kids off the bench a lot of playing time in this game. I’m really proud of the girls and proud of the seniors for all their contributions to our program. I wish them all well. It was a good Senior Night … but we’ve got a lot of big games coming up.”

Leading 3-2 after an early three-pointer by BHS sophomore guard Gentry Baldwin, the Lady Spartans went on an 8-0 run – thanks to a pair of Jenks turnovers – to lead 11-2 with three minutes in the first quarter left before sophomore guard Gracy Wernli hit a layup following another JHS turnover to hand Bixby a 13-4 first quarter lead.

Back-to-back three-pointers by Wernli and senior guard Kate Bradley gave Bixby a 19-7 lead with 6:32 left in the second quarter before the Lady Trojans’ K. Brown sank a three-pointer – Jenks only points in the second stanza – to make it a 19-7 game with 6:06 left.

The Lady Spartans scored 18 consecutive points the remainder of the second period to grab a 37-7 halftime lead. Wernli and Bradley each scored 10 first half points. During the 18-0 run, Bradley and Wernli scored seven points each while sophomore forward Meredith Mayes and senior guard Jyllian Mays each scored two points.

“We definitely needed to pick up the tempo on the defensive end and I think we did that … we knew the shots would fall,” said the reliable Bradley. “I never realized how much it (Senior Night) would mean and how fun it was getting to watch everyone play tonight, everyone played lights out to get this win. It has gone by fast … it seems like yesterday I was a freshman.”

Bixby kept applying the pressure early in the third quarter with Wernli, Mayes and Baldwin scoring two points each forcing Jenks to call an early timeout. BHS built an insurmountable 52-16 lead entering the fourth quarter.

Wernli led the balanced Lady Spartan attack with 14 points, followed by Bradley with 10, Baldwin with nine, M. Mayes eight, J. Mays eight, Alyssa Nielsen six, Haley Prince four, freshman Brynn Daniel with four and Laci Scott with three.

“It was great getting to play as much as I did … I thought I played well, I didn’t want to disappoint anyone,” said senior J. Mays, who drained a pair of treys. “My freshman year I remember thinking these four years will take forever but now it’s here and it’s flown by.”

No. 20 Jenks, 6-11 and 2-6, was led in scoring by Kiara Brown, who finished with nine points.

At Muskogee, the Lady Spartans were led in scoring by forwards Nielsen and Mayes with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

NOTEBOOK – Bixby’s scheduled home game with Bartlesville Tuesday, Feb. 9, has been cancelled. The Lady Spartans return to action Friday, Feb. 12 at Sand Springs. … The Lady Spartans are on six-game winning streak … Bixby’s senior boys’ and girls’ basketball players were honored along with their parents and family in between the two Jenks games last Friday. “It was amazing, I loved every second I got on the court,” said senior Parker Brown, playing her first season in a Lady Spartan uniform while overcoming an early-season knee injury. “I got tired but that was to be expected but I think I played pretty well. I started to get with the flow. It was a very emotional night. It just came up out of nowhere. I wasn’t expecting it to be this hard, but it was.”

BIXBY 66, JENKS 24

Jenks                  4            3           9           8-24

Bixby                 13         24         15         14-66

Bixby Scoring – Gracy Wernli 14, Kate Bradley 10, Gentry Baldwin 9, Meredith Mayes 8, Jyllian Mays 8, Alyssa Nielsen 6, Haley Prince 4, Brynn Daniel 4, Laci Scott 3.

BIXBY 50, MUSKOGEE 31

Bixby                 17         10         12         11-50

Muskogee          9           9           9           8- 31

Bixby Scoring – Nielsen 15, Mayes 14, Wernli 7, Bradley 6, Baldwin 4, Lexi Eaves 3, Mays 1.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More inNews

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2021 4:00 pm
VS OSSAA State Girls
Jenks
Boys Swimming - Girls Swimming
February 25, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Rogers
Rogers
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
February 25, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Claremore
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
February 25, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Broken Arrow - Preseason
Bixby High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
February 25, 2021 7:30 pm
VS Tulsa Rogers
Tulsa Rogers
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
February 25, 2021 8:00 pm
VS OSSAA Regional vs Jenks
Bixby - Whitey Ford HS Gym
Girls Basketball - Girls Basketball Varsity
February 26, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Bartlesville
Bartlesville
Baseball - JV Blue
February 26, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Tulsa Edison
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
February 27, 2021 11:00 am
VS Berryhill
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
February 27, 2021 1:30 pm
VS OSSAA Regional vs TBD
Bixby - Whitey Ford HS Gym
Girls Basketball - Girls Basketball Varsity
March 1, 2021 12:00 am
VS Union Tournament
Union
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
March 1, 2021 12:00 am
VS Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 1, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Bartlesville
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
March 1, 2021 5:30 pm
VS Union JV
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 1, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Union JV
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 2, 2021 12:00 am
VS Owasso
Owasso
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
March 2, 2021 12:00 am
VS Owasso
Owasso High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
March 2, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Owasso
Owasso
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 2, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Booker T. Washington
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 2, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Booker T. Washington
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
March 2, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Owasso
Owasso
March 4, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Glenpool
Glenpool
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 5, 2021 12:00 am
VS Bartlesville
Bartlesville High School
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
March 5, 2021 12:00 am
VS Jenks Tournament
Jenks
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
March 5, 2021 12:00 am
VS Jenks
Bixby High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
March 5, 2021 3:30 pm
VS Jenks
Bixby
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
March 5, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Jenks
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 5, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Broken Arrow
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 5, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Sand Springs
Sand Springs
Baseball - JV Blue
March 5, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Jenks
Bixby
March 6, 2021 12:00 pm
VS Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow
Baseball - JV Blue
March 8, 2021 12:00 am
VS Verdigris
Verdigris
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
March 8, 2021 12:00 am
VS Tulsa Union
ONEOK
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 8, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Tulsa Union
Tulsa Union
Baseball - JV Blue
March 8, 2021 7:30 pm
VS Verdigris
Verdigris
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 9, 2021 12:00 am
VS Tahlequah
Tahlequah High School
8th Track and Field (Boys) - 8th Track and Field (Girls)
March 9, 2021 12:00 am
VS Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
March 9, 2021 3:30 pm
VS Broken Arrow Dual
Broken Arrow
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
March 9, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
March 9, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 9, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Tulsa Union
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
March 9, 2021 5:30 pm
VS Tulsa Union
Tulsa Union
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 9, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Bishop Kelley
Bishop Kelley
March 11, 2021 12:00 am
VS Union
Union High School
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
March 11, 2021 12:00 am
VS Owasso Tournament
Owasso
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
March 11, 2021 5:30 pm
VS Bartlesville
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 11, 2021 5:30 pm
VS Springdale Har-ber
Springdale Har-ber
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 11, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Springdale Har-Ber
Springdale Har-Ber
March 12, 2021 6:30 pm
VS Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow
Baseball - JV Blue
March 20, 2021 12:00 pm
VS Collinsville
Collinsville
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 22, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Ponca City
Ponca City
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 22, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Ponca City
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
March 23, 2021 12:00 am
VS Edmond Deer Creek Tournament
Deer Creek
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
March 23, 2021 12:00 am
VS Bartlesville
Bixby High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
March 23, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Bartlesville
Bixby
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
March 23, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Bartlesville
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
March 23, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Ponca City
Ponca City
Baseball - JV Blue
March 23, 2021 5:30 pm
VS Ponca City
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 23, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Bartlesville
Bixby
March 25, 2021 12:00 am
VS Tournament of Champions
TBA
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
March 25, 2021 9:30 am
VS Bristow
Bristow High School
8th Track and Field (Boys) - 8th Track and Field (Girls)
March 25, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Collinsville
Collinsville
Baseball - JV Blue
March 26, 2021 12:00 am
VS Choctaw
Choctaw High School
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
March 27, 2021 12:00 am
VS Muskogee Tournament
Muskogee
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
March 29, 2021 12:00 am
VS NOAH
Bixby High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
March 29, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Muskogee
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
March 29, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Collinsville
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
March 30, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Muskogee
Muskogee
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 1, 2021 12:00 am
VS Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
April 1, 2021 12:00 am
VS Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
April 1, 2021 12:00 am
VS Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
April 1, 2021 3:30 pm
VS Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
April 1, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow
April 2, 2021 12:00 am
VS Bixby Invitational
Bixby
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
April 2, 2021 12:00 am
VS Okmulgee
Okmulgee High School
8th Track and Field (Boys) - 8th Track and Field (Girls)
April 2, 2021 12:00 am
VS Tahlequah
Tahlequah High School
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
April 5, 2021 12:00 am
VS Ponca City Tournament
Ponca City
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
April 5, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Sapulpa
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
April 5, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Sapulpa
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 6, 2021 12:00 am
VS Kellyville
Kellyville High School
8th Track and Field (Boys) - 8th Track and Field (Girls)
April 6, 2021 12:00 am
VS Moore
Moore High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
April 6, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Sapulpa
Sapulpa
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 6, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Moore
Moore
April 8, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Pryor
Pryor
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 9, 2021 12:00 am
VS Owasso
Owasso High School
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
April 9, 2021 12:00 am
VS Putman City West
Bixby High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
April 9, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Putnam City West
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
April 9, 2021 6:00 pm
VS Sand Springs
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 9, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Putnam City West
Bixby
April 10, 2021 12:00 am
VS Union Team Tournament
Union
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
April 12, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Jenks
Jenks
Baseball - JV Blue
April 12, 2021 6:00 pm
VS Jenks
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 13, 2021 12:00 am
VS Choctaw
Choctaw High School
8th Track and Field (Boys) - 8th Track and Field (Girls)
April 13, 2021 12:00 am
VS Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
April 13, 2021 3:30 pm
VS Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
April 13, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
April 13, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Jenks
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
April 13, 2021 6:00 pm
VS Jenks
Jenks
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 13, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington
April 14, 2021 12:00 am
VS Spartan Classic
Bixby
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
April 15, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Owasso
Owasso
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
April 16, 2021 12:00 am
VS Edmond Memorial
Bixby High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
April 16, 2021 12:00 am
VS Jenks
Jenks High School
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
April 16, 2021 12:00 am
VS Broken Arrow Tournament
Broken Arrow
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
April 16, 2021 3:30 pm
VS Edmond Memorial
Bixby
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
April 16, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Edmond Memorial
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
April 16, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Edmond Memorial
Bixby
April 19, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Owasso
Owasso
Baseball - JV Blue
April 19, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Owasso
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 20, 2021 12:00 am
VS Sand Springs
Sand Springs High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
April 20, 2021 12:00 am
VS Edmond North Tournament
Edmond North
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
April 20, 2021 3:30 pm
VS Sand Springs
Sand Springs
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
April 20, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Owasso
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
April 20, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Owasso
Owasso
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 20, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Sand Springs
Sand Springs
April 22, 2021 12:00 am
VS Bartlesville
Bartlesville
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 22, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Bartlesville
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
April 23, 2021 12:00 am
VS Sapulpa
TBA
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
April 23, 2021 12:00 am
VS Union
Bixby High School
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
April 23, 2021 3:30 pm
VS Tulsa Union
Bixby
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
April 23, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Sand Springs
Sand Springs
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
April 23, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Tulsa Union
Bixby
Boys Soccer JV - Soccer (Boys)
April 23, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Sand Springs
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
April 23, 2021 4:30 pm
VS Tulsa Union
Bixby
Girls Soccer JV - Soccer (Girls)
April 23, 2021 8:00 pm
VS Tulsa Union
Bixby
April 26, 2021 12:00 am
VS Union Tournament
Union
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
April 27, 2021 4:00 pm
VS Broken Arrow
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
April 27, 2021 6:30 pm
VS Enid
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 29, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Tahlequah
Bixby
Baseball - Baseball Varsity
April 29, 2021 7:00 pm
VS Tahlequah
Bixby
Baseball - JV Blue
May 3, 2021 12:00 am
VS Regional Tournament
TBA
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
May 4, 2021 12:00 am
VS Playoffs - 1st Round
TBA
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
May 7, 2021 12:00 am
VS Playoffs - Quarterfinals
TBA
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
May 7, 2021 12:00 am
VS State Tournament
TBA
Tennis (Girls) - Tennis Varsity (Girls)
May 11, 2021 12:00 am
VS Playoffs - Semifinals
TBA
Girls Soccer Varsity - Soccer (Girls)
May 14, 2021 12:00 am
VS State Finals at Edmond Santa Fe
Edmond Santa Fe High School
Track and Field (Boys) - Track and Field (Girls)
December 29, 2021 5:00 pm
VS Mustang Holiday Classic
Girls Basketball - Girls Basketball Varsity