A couple of blowouts and a buzzer-beater ushered in the return of the weather-delayed Frisco League Tournament back to the court on Wednesday night at Laquey High School.
In consolation games rescheduled for Wednesday, fourth-seeded Crocker blasted eighth-seeded Iberia 66-45 while seventh-seeded Newburg hit a shot in the final second to clip sixth-seeded Stoutland 42-40 in girls’ action while the seventh-seeded Plato Eagle boys whipped ninth-seeded Laquey 59-27.
The next round of rescheduled games in the tournament is Saturday at Laquey.
Saturday’s schedule includes:
* 1 p.m.: Fifth-seeded Laquey vs. third-seeded Dixon in girls’ third-place game.
* 2:30 p.m.: Top-seeded Licking vs. second-seeded Plato in girls’ championship game.
* 4 p.m.: Second-seeded Licking vs. sixth-seeded Crocker in boys’ semifinal game.
* 5:30 p.m.: Fourth-seeded Newburg vs. top-seeded Iberia in boys’ semifinal game.
* 7 p.m.: Eighth-seeded Stoutland vs. fifth-seeded Richland in boys’ consolation game.
* 8:30 p.m.: Third-seeded Dixon vs. Plato in boys’ consolation game.
The tournament is slated to conclude on Wednesday, Dec. 18 with Newburg vs. Crocker in the girls’ consolation game at 4 p.m.; the boys’ consolation game at 5:30 p.m.; the boys’ third-place game at 7 p.m., and the boys’ championship game at 8:30 p.m.
Here is a rundown of the games from Wednesday, Dec. 11:
Newburg 42, Stoutland 40: Freshman guard McKayla Callahan scored on a putback with one second remaining for the game-winning basket as the Newburg Lady Wolves rallied to beat the Stoutland Lady Tigers.
Stoutland capped a fourth-quarter comeback when sophomore guard Kayla Brown drilled a 19-foot jumper with 2:17 remaining to give the Lady Tigers a 40-38 lead.
Newburg junior forward Kelsey Austin hit a 10-foot turnaround jumper with 1:41 remaining to tie the game at 40.
With 1:00 remaining Lady Wolves’ senior guard Renate Richardson made a steal and Newburg then worked time off the game clock before calling a timeout with :25 left.
Newburg inbounded the ball, worked the ball around until freshman forward Allyssa Dondlinger fired up a shot inside the final five seconds. The shot was off the mark and Callahan rebounded and put in the game-winner.
Stoutland called a timeout with a fourth of a second remaining, but Newburg senior Shelby Friend made a steal on the inbound pass to seal the Lady Wolf win.
The Lady Tigers bolted to a 14-7 lead after the first period and had a double-figure advantage in the second period before Newburg cut its halftime deficit to 23-15.
Newburg roared from the gate to start the second half, outscoring Stoutland 18-2 in the third period. Newburg freshman guard Riley Guffey tied the game with a three-pointer following a Lady Tiger turnover with five minutes left in the third period. And Newburg took its first lead of the second half at the 4:20 mark on a Dondlinger layup. The Lady Wolves would lead by as much as eight points before the Lady Tigers staged a rally of their own.
Page 2 of 2 - Callahan scored nine points and Dondlinger added seven to pace Newburg.
Sophomore forward Alexa Willard fired in 21 points to lead Stoutland.
Newburg (42): Guffey 3-0-7, Suschanke 1-0-2, Van Pelt 1-0-2, Callahan 3-2-9, Austin 2-1-5, Black 1-1-3, Dondlinger 3-2-8, Friend 2-1-6, Totals 16-7-42.
Stoutland (40): Ash 4-0-9, Alicia Willard 2-0-4, Alexa Willard 9-3-21, Brown 2-1-6, Totals 17-4-40.
Crocker 66, Iberia 45: The 1-2 scoring punch of sophomore guards Lindsay Medlen and Kelsi York combined for 49 points to power the Crocker Lady Lions.
Crocker led 20-17 after the first period. The Iberia Lady Rangers cut their halftime deficit to 28-27.
However, a big third period put the game away for the Lady Lions. Crocker outscored Iberia 21-6 in the third period to take a 49-33 advantage into the fourth quarter. There would be no comeback, as Crocker added 17 fourth-quarter points.
Medlen, a returning all-state guard, fired in 26 points while York added 23 for the winners.
Three players scored in double figures for the Lady Rangers - sophomore Faith Duncan with 17 points, senior Mikala Green with 13 and freshman Raegen Stiebel with 11.
Crocker (66): Medlen 10-2-26, York 9-2-23, Wilson 4-0-8, Curry 1-0-2, Patton 3-0-7, Totals 27-4-66.
Iberia (45): Duncan 5-3-17, Stiebel 4-0-11, Green 4-2-13, Ewers 1-0-2, Evans 1-0-2, Totals 15-5-45.
Plato 59, Laquey 27: The Plato Eagles were in command throughout.
Behind 10 first-quarter points by Jalen Supancic, Plato led 21-8 after the first period. The advantage grew to 41-13 by halftime and the Eagles led 48-22 entering the fourth period. Plato scored the first two baskets of the fourth quarter and the mercy clock ran the rest of the game.
Supancic, a 6-1 senior, poured in 18 points to lead the Eagles while 6-4 junior forward Wyatt Penley added 16 points and 6-3 junior Mason Crabtree 10.
Junior Tony Crismon had 10 points for the Laquey Hornets.
Plato (59): Supancic 7-0-18, Adams 1-0-3, Sponsell 3-0-6, Crabtree 5-0-10, Pittman 1-0-3, Crews 1-0-3, Penley 7-1-16, Totals 25-1-59.
Laquey (27): Crutchfield 0-3-3, York 4-0-8, Crismon 3-3-10, Benak 1-2-4, Millar 1-0-2, Totals 9-8-27.