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Thursday, January 17, 2013 Sports &Fitness IlakC00inl b&lRmOmllllndl • O" • BASKETBALL Fundraising pancake meal set Saturday The Perkins-Tryon Tip-In Club will be hosting a fundraising pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sat- urday at Applebees in Stillwater. Tickets are $7 each and proceeds will be used for the P-T basket- ball programs. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact Casey Martin at (405) 742-7468. CALENDAR Thursday, Jan. 17 • PTJH girls' basketball vs. Heritage Hall, 6 p.m., CD Warehouse Classic championship finals at Bethel High School. • P-TJH wrestling at district dual tournament, 5 p.m., Pawnee. • P-TJH basketball with Chandler: boys, here, 4:30 p.m.; girls, there, 4:30 p.m. • Stillwater HS wrestling hosts Midwest City: JV, 6 p.m.;-varsity, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 • Agra HS basketball hosts Coyle, 6:30 p.m. • Carney HS basketball hosts OCA, 6:30 p.m. • Ripley HS basketball hosts Oilton, 6:30 p.m. • Stillwater HS basket- ball at Edmond Santa Fe, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 • P-THS basketball hosts 66 Conference Tour- nament through Saturday, Jan. 26. • P-TJH wrestling at Pawnee tournament. Tuesday, Jan. 22 • P-THS wrestling at Tecumseh dual, 6 p.m. • Agra HS basketball at Oilton, 6:30 p.m. • Carney HS basketball hosts Ripley, 6:30 p.m. • Coyle HS basketball hosts MulhalI-Orlando, 6: 30 p.m. • Stillwater HS basket- ball at Ponca City, 6:30 p.m. • Stillwater HS wrestling hosts Broken Arrow: JV, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 • Perkins-Tryon coaches' show broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM, 6-6:30 p.m., D'Mario's Pizza. Thursday, Jan. 24 • Agra HS basketball at Paden tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26. • Carney HS basketball at Paden tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26. • Coyle HS basketball at Cashion tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26. • Riplay HS basketball at Kiefer tournament through Saturday, Jan. 26. • Stillwater HS basket- ball at Shawnee tourna- ment through Saturday, Jan. 26. • Stillwater HS wrestling hosts Norman: JV, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 • P-TJH wrestling at Will Rogers Conference Tour- nament at Newkirk. See BRIEFS Page B4 Perkins-Tryon Lady Demons basketball head coach Jerry Burnett is congratulated by his players following last Tuesday night's win over Kingfisher that gave the Iongtime skipper his 500th career win. Burnett has been at P-T for over 20 years and has accumulated over 400 of those wins here. Journal photo by Kyle Lomenick 500 wins & counting for Burnett If it wasn't for a tele- phone call early last week, we wouldn't have known Lady Demons head coach Jerry Burnett was reaching yet another milestone in his career at Perkins-Tryon. He gained his 500 th career coaching win when his squad defeated Kingfisher before a nice crowd at the P-T Gymnasium. His players surprised him with a cake and bal- loons while those sitting on both sides of the gym- nasium honored him with a well-deserved standing ovation. He's now on his way on the next century block with a pair of wins last weekend at the CD Ware- house Classic in Bethel. However, the tournament finish was postponed until 6 p.m. today when his No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A faces Heritage Hall for the tournament championship. P-T did host Seminole Tuesday night even though the results weren't available at presstime, we're confi- dent a win was notched in that contest as well. When you talk to him about this plateau he's reached, he's very humble with his responses and in typical coach-speak, gives all the credit elsewhere. "It's a tribute to those girls who have come through the system and Jim (assis- tant coach Jim Hill) who has been with me for 21 years," he said. But success or failure with an endeavor begins with the leader. And this program has had its share of success during his 21 years as the skipper. Burnett told us he notched his 100 th win after he took over the program here so that means his P-T teams have notched over 400 wins. And in a time when you rarely see a coach stay at one program that long, it is simply amaz- ing. Our newspaper ventures with The Journal began just before he won his 2004 game. Along the way we've seen wins 300 and 400 and Lady Demons in finals; event resumes tonight BETHEL - Perkins- Tryon's Lady Demons have to wait until tonight before they can help deter- mine the outcome of the championship finals of the CD Warehouse Classic at Bethel High School as inclement weather forced the postponement of some of Saturday's games. P-T will face Heritage Hall at 6 p.m. for the tour- nament title. Enroute to the championship game, the Lady Demons rolled to uncontested wins over Bridge Creek in the semifi- nals and Little Axe in first round action. Then earlier last week, head coach Jerry Burnett reached another milestone as he collected his 500 th career win as the Lady Demons overcame a rash of turnovers to beat Kingfisher 60-52 at home last Tuesday. Burnett is in his 21 st season as the Lady Demons skipper and has notched over 400 of all those in between. And, they've come in the same fashion: playing good fun- damental basketball on both ends of the floor. We're glad to be in the position to see those wins continue to increase. In talking with him before his game last Friday See BURNETT Page B4 Perkins Branch ' 830 N. Main Street • Perkins 1405) 547.1199 his career wins here. Against Bridge Creek, P- T set the tone early enroute to the 70-33 win over the Lady Bobcats. P-T jumped out to a 20- 10 first quarter lead led by McKenzie Stanford's nine points in the frame. The lead expanded to 35-15 at the intermission as Bridge Creek turnovers and poor shooting took is toll. The Lady Demons put together their most solid second half performance of the season with a 35-point output while limiting the Lady Bobcats to 18 points. Stanford led P-T in scor- ing with 18 points with Bailey Wensler following with 16. Jordan Gorham notched 14 despite some first half foul trouble. P-T also received quality bench scoring with Jessica Foster leading the way with seven points in relief of Gorham. In the opening round game, P-T put Little Axe away early by keeping the Lady Indians scoreless in the first quarter. The Lady Demons cruised to a 65-21 verdict. P-T notched 21 first quarter points then added another 23 for a 44-5 halftime advantage. Little Axe's first bucket came with 2:14 left in the second quarter. P-T also held a 21- 16 second half advantage. Gorham led the way with 20 points while Stanford added 10. On a night that was his- toric for Bumett, it nearly didn't happen as a pesky Lady Yellowjackets team nearly rallied in the second half but fell short. The Lady Demons led 19-10 at the end of the first quarter then expanded the lead to 24-21 at halftime. Kingfisher began taking advantage of P-T second half turnovers that tallied See FINALS Page B4 P-T hosting conference tournament The Perkins-Tryon Gymnasium will be the site for this year's 66 Conference Tournament. Action begins Monday in the week-long event. The host Lady Demons and Demons won't take to the court until the Tuesday slate of first round games. The top-seeded Lady Demons will face No. 8 seed Chandler in a 7 p.m. game. The Demons are seeded No. 5 and will take on No. 4 seed Prague at 8: 30 p.m. Monday's slate begins at 4 p.m. with Meeker and Seminole battling in girls' action. The second girls' game of the night will tipoff around 7 o'clock with No. 2 seed Prague taking on Holdenville. The boys' action on Monday starts with No. 1 seed Okemah facing Holdenville at 5:30 p.m. and No. 2 seed Stroud playing Chandler at 8:30 p.m. The early games on Tuesday will have Meeker playing Seminole in the 4 p.m. girls' game and the same two schools in the 5: 30 p.m. boys' contest. See TOURNEY Page B4 Perkins-Tryon's Hayden McBride (21) applies some defen- sive pressure on a Bridge Creek player during last Friday's consolation semifinals game of the CD Warehouse Classic at Bethel. Ready for backside help is teammate Carlton Belford (11). The Demons won the game enrOute to a consolation championship. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick Demons earn consolation title By Rick Lomenlck Journal Sports Editor BETHEL - Another tournament and another consolation bracket championship for Perkins- Tryon. But this time for the Demons it came down to the last shot. Caleb White's running shot beat the buzzer to allow tlae Demons to gain a 34- 33 win over the Newcastle Racers Saturday afternoon in the CD Warehouse Clas- sic in Bethel. The win also avenged an earlier loss to NHS, which occurred in the first round of the Bison Invitational Tournament in Shawnee. The Racers raced to a 53-35riumph in open- ing round action. Both teams battled to a 9-9 first quarter tie before Newcastle used a second quarter surge for a 22- 16 lead at halftime. The Demons cut into the deficit during the low scoring third quarter. P-T outscored NHS 7-4 to trail 26-23. White's winning shot was part of an 11-7 P-T See FINALS Page B4 Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon Drive-thru Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 7:30 a.m. to Noon