The Moore American

Sports

January 24, 2013

No. 4 SaberCats pummel Lawton

Moore boys advance to John Noble Invite semis

MOORE — Serithia Hawkins is quiet. Whether she is on the court or off, the Southmoore forward doesn’t seem to say much.

However, when Hawkins is on the court, her play can speak volumes. That included Thursday night when she led the fourth-ranked SaberCats to a 68-46 win over Lawton in the first round of the John Noble Invitational Tournament at Moore High.

Hawkins ended the night with 12 points and 15 boards as she decimated the Wolverines’ front line with her work on the boards.

“Rebounding is very big,” Hawkins said. “We normally score off rebounds and putbacks. It helps us speed up the tempo of the game.”

As a team, the SaberCats out-rebounded the Wolverines 39-27. Coach Britney Kannady-Sayes knows how important controlling the backboards are to her team’s success.

“Rebounding is key for us,” Kannady-Sayes said. “Especially since we are kind of in a shooting slump from the other the night. I think we got out of it and I told my kids to rebound until we score. We get a lot of points from that so we are going to continue to do that.”

Southmoore didn’t give Lawton a chance to breathe when the game started. Cyndia Campbell and Kayla Tucker pressured the LHS backcourt and forced them into multiple turnovers. The Cats turned those miscues into easy fast break points and took a 19-4 advantage in the first quarter.

As they normally do, the SaberCats used their inside game to pound the Wolverines. Kyeria Hannah and Hawkins were able to get any shot they wanted within five feet of the basket and Lawton was unable to do anything about it.

Southmoore strolled into halftime with a 37-22 lead. The Cats pulled away in the third and coasted in for the win.

Tucker led all scorers with 15 points. Campbell added 13.

Dottie Henning and Monique Jackson paced Lawton with 10 points each.

Southmoore will face No. 15 Choctaw at 7 p.m. tonight in the semifinals of the JNIT.  With a victory, it will make it's third consecutive tournament championship game this season. But it has yet to claim a title.

"We been to the championship each tournament we have been in," Tucker said. "We just have to keep playing well, get the win tomorrow and get the win Saturday."

Text Only
Sports
  • Notepad: Sooners add depth to vital positions

    By his own estimation, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops thought 16 returning or projected starters were not in uniform for Saturday’s Red-White Game.

    April 16, 2014

  • Moore boys off to solid start on pitch in 2014

    The Moore boys soccer team has been playing at an impressive start to the season. That included winning its first five contest of t

    April 16, 2014

  • Sooners For N7 a hit

    Whitney Wofford has faced some tough competition as a part of the Oklahoma tennis team. However, on April 9, Wofford may have take

    April 16, 2014

  • Former Jaguars coach gets HOF nod

    After being out of coaching for a few years, Carole Carter didn’t know if it was going to happen. TO be chosen into the coaching hall of fame was something she had hoped for, but didn’t know if it would actually take place.

    April 16, 2014

  • Defense shows up in spring game

    Fans want to see offense in spring games, and there were a lot of devotees at Oklahoma’s Red-White Game on Saturday. If 43,500 in a

    April 16, 2014

  • Lynch leads MACU to split with Lady Rams

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Mid-America Christian University Lady Evangels split with the Texas Wesleyan Lady Rams Saturday at Jack Allen

    April 9, 2014

  • On the Lookout

    Midway through the 2014 season, it looks like No. 2 Westmoore has a chance to claim another slowpitch softball crown to add to the 10 the program has racked up since 1991.

    April 9, 2014

  • Moore track Jaguars win Ken Hogan Invite

    The Westmoore boys ran away with the team title Friday at the Ken Hogan Invitational Track Meet. It racked up 153 points, which was 10.5 more than second place Moore, which had 142.50.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bigger, taller backs and receivers for OU

    All teams go through changes from season to season. The seeds of the one Oklahoma’s offense is going through, however, were planted much earlier. Think back to the end of the 2012 season.

    April 9, 2014

  • Mayor’s Cups stays in Edmond

    Edmond took home the annual Mayor’s Cup Saturday after winning two of the three games played between the schools in Moore and Edmond at the Bricktown Ballpark.

    April 9, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide