ALEX — The second day of the Grady County Tournament took place Tuesday.
A strong offensive performance from Devynn Harris helped the Amber-Pocasset Lady Panthers roll to a 62-13 victory over the Dibble Lady Demons in the first round of the tournament in Alex on Tuesday.
The Lady Panthers are looking for their third title in a row.
Harris hit all six of her 3-pointers in the first half and scored 20 of her 26 points in the first two quarters of the game. She helped the Lady Panthers get off to a fast start against the Lady Demons.
Am-Po scored the first 20 points of the game and led 20-2 after the first quarter. The duo of Harris and Caton Muncy scored the first 15 points before a Jacie White basket made the score 17-0 in favor of the Lady Panthers.
As the game went on, Am-Po continued to build on its lead. The Lady Panthers led 38-8 at halftime and only allowed the Lady Demons to score five points in the second half of the game.
Following Harris and her 26 points, Muncy had nine points. Hannah Gelnar had eight points and hit two 3-pointers in the win.
Am-Po will play Ninnekah on Thursday at 4 p.m. Dibble will play Rush Springs on Friday at 4 p.m.
The Am-Po boys had to survive a valiant effort from the Dibble Demons on Tuesday. The two teams were tied in the fourth quarter, but the Panthers ended up with a 61-53 victory to advance to the semifinals.
Kaleb Tampkins shot lights out in the first half for the Panthers, scoring all 17 of his points in the first two quarters. After scoring 14 of those 17 points in the first quarter, Tampkins hit a 3-pointer in the second quarter to put the Panthers up 15.
Dibble was able to cut its deficit to single digits at halftime and continued to battle in the second half before falling by eight.
Skylar Croskey also had a big game for the Panthers and finished with 19 points in the win.
Am-Po will take on Ninnekah on Friday at 5:20 p.m. Dibble will face Verden on Thursday at 5:20 p.m.
The Alex Lady Longhorns led by double digits in the first half and eventually held on for a 43-39 win over the Minco Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday. Alex led 22-11 in the first half but trailed 25-22 in the third quarter after a 14-0 scoring run.
With Alex leading by four in the fourth quarter, Olivia Ketchum scored while being fouled and hit the ensuing free throw to push the lead to seven. Five of Ketchum’s seven points came in the fourth quarter.
Maddy Morris and Kye Heldermon had nine points apiece to lead the Lady Longhorns.
Alex will play Lexington on Thursday at approximately 6:40 p.m. Minco is set to face Verden on Friday at approximately 6:40 p.m.
The Minco boys cruised to a 60-20 victory over the Rush Springs Redskins on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals. The win over Rush Springs was Minco’s second in just the span of a few days following a 65-39 result last week.
Minco’s Cooper Shirley was a major factor in the victory.
Minco is now set to face Lexington at 8 p.m. on Friday. Rush Springs will play Alex at 8 p.m. Thursday.