The Chickasha High School varsity boys’ basketball team faltered in the fourth quarter in a road loss to Guthrie on Friday night.
The Blue Jays outscored the Fightin’ Chicks by seven points in the final period to win 58-48. Chickasha dropped to 10-10 with the loss, its third in a row.
Jacobi Davis had a big first half, and finished as the Fightin’ Chicks’ leading scorer with 19. Davis scored 15 of Chickasha’s 23 first half points, and the game was tied at halftime. He was held scoreless in the fourth quarter, and fouled out with just a few minutes remaining.
Joey Sylvester scored 13 points, and Olajuwon Davis scored eight. Al Wolf and Dakota Goombi scored three each, and Austin McRay was held to only two points.
The lead changed a few times in the first quarter, but Guthrie was the front-runner for a majority of the game. The Blue Jays hit their free throws late in the game to prevent Chickasha from coming back.
Friday night’s game was the last one that will count before playoff seeding is released for class 5A, and Chickasha will likely receive a middle-of-the-pack seed.
The Fightin’ Chicks are off tonight, and return to action Friday against Noble at home. Homecoming ceremonies will take place that night, and a new member will be inducted into the high school’s hall of fame.