Shelbyville Daily Union

November 28, 2013

Okaw boys 1-1 to start Turkey

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — Okaw Valley opened their season with a 17-point win over Waverly in the Edinburg Turkey Tourney on Monday, 61-44. However, they dropped their second game on Tuesday to Kincaid, 64-40.

Peyton Hagerman led Okaw in the win with 27 points, including five 3-pointers. He was held to 13 points in the loss with no 3s. Still scored 18 points on Monday with 13 rebounds and a team-high six steal in a double-double effort. He repeated with a 17-point performance on Tuesday.

Joe Jeffers upped his game on Tuesday, scoring 13 points and grabbing 16 boards for his double-double, plus a team-high five assists.

Okaw opened the game on Monday with a 19-13 run, but then had their lead trimmed to five points at the break, 30-25. Okaw kept the upper hand in the 3rd and stretched their lead back out to eight points, 46-38. Down the stretch, Okaw opened up their lead with a final 15-6 push for the 17-point victory.

On Tuesday, Kincaid had the upper hand early for a 4-point lead after one, 17-13. Okaw struck back in the 2nd with a 17-11 run and claimed a 2-point lead at the break, 30-28. But the roller coaster ride had Kincaid steaming downhill again in the 3rd with an 18-8 run.

Facing defeat in the 4th, Okaw was down by eight, 46-38. Kincaid would not relinquish the momentum, however, and continued their push with a 21-12 finish to pull away. Kincaid out-scored Okaw 39-20 in the 2nd half.

Monday

Edinburg Tourney

Okaw Valley 61,Waverly 44

Okaw 19-11-16-15--61

Wav’ly 13-12-13-6--44

Okaw stats: Hagerman 27 (5-2s, 5-3 pt FGs, 2/4 FTs); Still 18 (8 FGs, 2/5 FTs), 13 rebounds, 6 steals; Pieszchalski 6 (3 FGs), 5 assists; Sparks 3 (FG, 1/2 FTs); Walker 2 (2/4 FTs); Jeffers 2 (FG); Sroka 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 24. 3-Pointers: 5 (Hagerman 5). Team FTs 8-of-17.

Wav’ly stats: Caruthers 19 (4-2s, 2-3 pt Fgs, 5/6 FTs), Thresher 10 (1-2, 2-3 pt FGs, 2/5 FTs), Wilson 5 (FG, 3/3 FTs), C. Brown 4 (2 FGs), Beer 4 (2 FGs), A. Brown 2 (FG). Team FGs 15. Team FTs 10-of-14.

Tuesday

Kincaid 64, Okaw Valley 50

Okaw 13-17-8-12--50

K’caid 17-11-18-21--64

Okaw stats: Still 17 (8 FGs, 1/2 FTs); Hagerman 13 (4 FGs, 4/6 FTs); Jeffers 13 (6 FGs, 1/1 FTs); 16 rebounds, 5 assists; Pieszchalski 6 (3 FGs); Sparks 1 (1/2 FTs). Team FGs 21. 3-Pointers: 1 (Jeffers). Team FTs 7-of-11.

K’caid stats: Smith 21 (5-2s, 3-3 pt FGs), Tryon 13 (6 Fgs, 1/3 FTs), Crowder 18 (7 FGs, 4/5 FTs), Schmidt 8 (4 FGs), Dees 2 (2/2 FTs), Warren 2 (FG). Team FGs 25. 3-Pointers: 3 (Smith 3). Team FTs 9-of-12.