Pocola's girls, Panama's boys win Friday's games

PANAMA—Panama and Pocola split their high school basketball games here Friday.

Pocola’s girls (9-5) built a big lead early and won, 53-31, over the Lady ‘Backs (4-10) while Panama’s boys (10-3) cruised to an easy 76-32 win over the Indians (0-13).

Pocola hosts Wilburton Tuesday while Cameron is at Panama Thursday.

Boys

The Razorbacks took control in the second quarter and won easily. Panama led by only five points at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Indians 24-9 in the second quarter to build a 42-22 lead at the break.

Dawson Choate led Panama with 17 points, Trevor Banhart and Bryce Tackett both had 11. Connor Tackett, who surpassed 1,000 points in his career earlier in the week, scored nine.

Reed Richison led Pocola with 12 points.

Panama 76, Pocola 32

POC 13   9    6  4—32

PAN 18 24 20 14—76

Pocola—Brandon Forest 2 1-1 1 5; Darrien Thomas 2 0-0 4 4; Gage Savage 0 0-0 1 0; Reed Richison 4 2-5 2 12; Jaelen Day 2 1-2 0 5; Nathan Keo 2 0-0 1 4; Brayn Cole 1 0-0 0 2. TOTALS: 13 4-8 9 32.

Panama—Jonathan Cross 1 0-0 1 2; Dawson Choate 5 2-2 0 17; Luis Yarberry 3 0-0 0 8; Trevor Banhart 5 0-0 1 11; Connor Tackett 2 4-6 0 9; Dawson Blair 2 1-2 1 7; Drew Butler 1 0-0 3 2; Lane Dyer 1 2-4 2 4; Bryce Tackett 4 0-0 0 11; Brannon Rivera 2 0-0 0 5. TOTALS: 26 9-14 8 76.

Girls

The Lady Indians dominated the first three quarters to get the victory. Pocola led 34-13 at the break and took the easy win.

Shakryah Gladness paced Pocola with 18 points and Mika Scott scored 11.

Pocola 53, Panama 31

POC 13 21 12  7—53

PAN   7   6   6 12--31

Pocola—Madison Linker 1 0-0 1 2; Emma Damato 1 0-0 1 3; Gracie Kuhns 2 0-0 1 4; Lilly Porter 0 0-0 3 0; Kyla Abdullah 3 2-4 2 9; Mika Scott 5 0-0 2 11; Dache Benge 0 0-0 1 0; Shakryah Gladness 7 2-3 0 18; Brooklyn Kilpatrick 3 0-0 1 6. TOTALS: 22 4-7 12 53.

Panama—Ward 2 0-0 2 4; Howry 0 2-2 0 2; Bell 3 0-0 2 9; Wright 2 0-2 0 5; Ward 1 2-2 2 4; Powell 3 0-0 1 6; Bledsoe 0 2-2 0 2. TOTALS: 11 6-8 5 31.


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