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Sports ,,,.,., ,o,, tness (4os) Turner Booster board support sought for baseballers Help support Per- kins-Tryon Demon baseball by purchasing a spot on the booster name recognition board. For $30 your name will be displayed as a supporter of Demon baseball for the 2012 season. Contact Coach Bobby Buck at 547- 5715 or any member of the P-T baseball team. BANDITS Applications sought for 3rd grade coaches The Bandit Football Association is accepting applications for third grade Perkins Bandits coaches. Applications will be accepted through March 5. Send inquires to Alan Nietenhoefer (405) 747- 0621. BFA schedules fundraising breakfast event The Bandit Football Association will host a fund-raising pancake breakfast Saturday, Feb. 25, at Applebee&apos;s in Stillwater from 7-10 a.m. A minimum dona- tion of $7 paid at the door will provide for all the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and coffee you want. Money is being raised to purchase and install an irrigation system at the Perkins Bandits football practice facility. CALENDAR Thursday, Feb. 16 Carney HS basketball vs. LeFIore at Class B regional tournament at Stroud: girls, 1:30 p.m.; boys 3 p.m. Agra HS boys' bas- ketball host Davenport at Class A regional tourna- ment at Agra, 3 p.m. Coyle HS boys vs. Cave Springs at Class A regional tournament at Tulsa Will Rogers, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 P-THS basketball hosts Blackwell in Class 4A district tournament, 6: 30 p.m. Games will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the ` pregame show at 6:15 p.m. P-THS wrestlingat Clas s 3A regldna! tourna- ment in Inolthr0ugh Saturday. ..... Ripley HS basket, ,. ball at.Class 2A district tournament at Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid: girls, 6:30 p.m.; boys, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 P-THS basketball at Class 4A sub-regional tournament in Bristow, TBA. I P-T hosting district tournament ,. Friday Post-season action begins Friday night for the Perkins-Tryon Lady Demons and Demons in hosting Blackwell at the P-T Gymnasium in the Area III District 2 tournament. Action begins at 6:30 p.m. with the girls' game. The boys' contest will follow. The games will be broadcast on KGFY 105.5 FM with the pregame show around 6:15 p.m. Both teams will move on to sub-regional tournament action next Thursday, Feb. 23, at Bristow and will be matched up with teams from District 3, Sequoyah (Claremore) and Bristow. The losers' bracket games will begin at 1:30 p.m. while the winners' bracket games start at 6:30 p.m. Okmulgee will host the main regional tour- nament and will pull in teams from Districts 1 and 4. The area tournament will be Feb. 23-25 at Sand Springs. In Class 2A, Ripley's Lady Warriors and Warriors will be in District 4 action of Area I at Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid. Both will play OBA on Friday with the girls' game starting at 6:30 p.m. With it being a three-team district tourna- ment, the loser of the first round game will be eliminated from further play. The winners will play Alva on Saturday night, also at OBA. In regional wrestling action, P-T will be in the Class 3A event at Inola. Stillwater will compete in the Class 6A regional tournament a Sapulpa. Lady Demons win big at home By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor Two blowout home wins but a disappointing road loss in overtime completed the 66 Conference portion of the schedule for the Per- kins-Tryon Lady Demons last week. The week ended with a 55-26 win over the Okemah Lady Panthers here Satur- day night. P-T lost to the Lady Devils at Prague Friday night. The week began with an uncontested 44-17 win over the Stroud Lady Tigers here last Tues- day. Against Okemah, the Lady Demons shook off a slow start with a late first quarter run that helped put away the game. P-T led 5-4 with just under five minutes left in the first quarter before head coach Jerry Burnett called a timeout. Following the 30-second break, the Lady Demons responded with a 17-5 run for a 22-10 lead. Eight straight points with six from Terri Krick and the other two from Bailey Wensler lifted the P-T advantage to 20 points at 30-10. Okemah broke the String with its only bucket before six more P-T points were notched for a 36-12 halftime score. The Lady Demons out- scored Okemah 19-14 in the second half as reserves gained more varsity playing time. Wensler led P-T in scor- ing with a season-high 17 points. Gorham followed with 12. Against Prague, the host Lady Devils hit critical free throws in the final seconds of overtime to hold on to a 44-42 win and claim the 66 Conference regular season championship. With the score tied 38-38 after regulation, P- T took the first lead on a Hanna Runner layup with 3:26 left in overtime. P-T had a chance to expand the lead seconds later but Jeri Adkism missed two free See WIN BIG Page B4 Demons drop 2 straight contests By Rick Lomenick Journal Sports Editor The week started prom- ising for the Perkins-Tryon Demons but ended with a pair of losses to close out the 66 Conference portion of the schedule last week. It ended with a 63-56 loss to Okemah Saturday night at the P-T Gymna- sium. P-T lost its final road regular season game at Prague Friday night by a 52-45 verdict. The week started with a solid 42-31 home win over Stroud last Tuesday. Against Okemah, the Demons erased a double- digit lead early in the second half to contend for the win. The Panther, how- ever, held on for the win. P-T did take an early 4-2 lead after back-to- back buckets from Garrett Dollins and Cody Waitt. Okemah followed with a 12-3 run over a three- minute span to claim a 14- 7 lead. The Panthers held a 20-17 advantage at the points at 34-24 with 2:30 left in the second quarter. Five straight points from Waitt closed the deficit to single digits at 36-29 at halftime. An 8-1 run to start the second half gave OHS its largest lead of 13 points at 43-30 with just over two minutes expired in the third quarter. The Demons used the final two minutes for a 10-4 run that trimmed the lead to 53-46 heading into the fourth quarter. The Demons managed to close to within five points on several occasions in the fourth quarter but couldn't pull any closer, which allowed Okemah to gain the win. Kinzie led the Demons with 20 points with Waitt following with 16. <: Last Friday's game at Prague nearly mirrored the Okemah contest. P-T found itself with a double-digit deficit but couldn't quite pull out a win late. The Demons trailed quarter's end. by 10 early in the fourth Okemah gradually extended the lead to 10 See DEMONS Page B4 Emily Gould eyes the basket despite defensive pressure from an Okemah defender during third quarter action of Satur- day night's game with the Lady Panthers. The Lady Demons rolled to a 55-26 win as part of homecoming festivities at the P-T Gymnasium. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick Hayden McBride drives in for a layup during third quarter action of Saturday night's home game with Okemah. The visiting Panthers left with a 63-56 win during homecoming events. Journal photo by Rick Lomenick Four area teams move on in A, B playoffs Four area teams survived the first round of their respective district tourna- ments and now advance to regional events. In Class A, the Coyle Bluejackets rolled to a 63-38 win Saturday night over Earlsboro to claim a District 2 championship out of Area III in the Class A boys' playoffs. The Bluejackets opened the tournament with a 74- 21 triumph over Dewar in an elimination game last Friday. Coyle will play Cave Springs at 8 o'clock tonight at Tulsa Rogers High School. A win would put the Bluejackets in the regional tournament finals set for 8 p.m. Saturday at Agra. A loss and CHS would fall in the losers' bracket and play the winner of this afternoon's Agra and Dav- enport game set for 3 p.m. The Bearcats lost to Okarche 91-46 in the Dis- trict 1 finals at Okarche last Saturday. Agra opened the district tournament with a 66-37 win over Oklahoma Christian Academy last Friday night at Okarche. Eliminated in the first round were the Agra Lady Bearcats and the Coyle Lady Bluejackets. Agra lost to OCA 60-57 while Coyle was edged by Earls- boro 33-32. In Class B, both Carney teams will be part of the sub-regional tournament field at Stroud this after- noon following losses in District 5 tournament action last Saturday at Deer Creek- Lament. The Lady Bulldogs lost to DC-LA 84-30 while the Bulldogs dropped a 62-51 verdict. Both teams advanced to the district championship with first round wins over Prue. The girls squeezed out a 34'32 win while the boys coasted to a 54-34 verdict. Both the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs will play LeFlore at Stroud's Route 66 Coliseum. The girls' game will start at 1:30 p.m. with the boys' game following at 3 p.m. Wins would put either or both teams in the regional con- solation semifinals at the same times Friday.