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Waves fall at Oakdale

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By Brian Langley

For the second time in three weeks, Oakdale swept Midway in basketball. 

OHS defended their home turf and notched a pair of non district wins over their rivals from SOR Friday night. The Lady Eagles rolled to a 62-21 win, while the Eagles managed a 56-53 victory in overtime over Midway. 

Girls Game

Fred Snow has coached a lot of very good basketball teams in his long tenure at Oakdale. The 2010-11 team has done something that none of his teams have done in the past—win 12 games in a row.

The Lady Eagles (12-0) remained undefeated with their impressive 62-21 win over Midway. Oakdale had beaten the Lady Waves 55-40 at Midway just three weeks before.

Oakdale got off to an 8-0 start with Natalie McGill scoring the last four points. Midway's Halie Wiley hit two free throws at the 3:47 mark of the first quarter and that would be their only points of the period. The Lady Eagles then finished the quarter on a 9-0 run (McGill and Sierra Snow each nailed a trey) to build a 17-2 advantage.

Midway crept to within 17-10 with an 8-0 run during the first two minutes of the second quarter with Hayley Roberson scoring five. The rest of the period  belonged to Oakdale as they went on a 19-2 rally to take a 36-12 lead into the break. Lindsey Kilby and Ashley Sanderson led the way each with five points.

The Lady Eagles delivered the knockout punch in the third quarter with a 22-0 cushion for a 58-12 lead. Kilby scored seven points in the quarter.

Midway managed to take the final period by a 9-4 edge to slice the final deficit to 62-21. Midway's Roberson nailed a three-pointer in the final minute to account for the final points of the game.

The Lady Eagles registered 17 steals in the win.

Oakdale was led by the scoring quartet of Lindsey Kilby (15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals), Marissa Redmon (12 points, 4 rebounds), Natalie McGill (11 points, 4 steals, 3 assists) and Sierra Snow (11 points). 

Ashley Sanderson added 7 points and 3 rebounds, while Amber Snow (10 assists, 3 steals, 3 rebounds) played a great floor game.

Midway was paced by the 1-2 punch of Hayley Roberson (8 points, 8 rebounds) and Alisa Barger (8 points, 3 boards).

Midway (21) Barger 8, Roberson 8, Wiley 3, Schultz 2. 

Oakdale (63) Kilby 15, Redmon 12, McGill 11, S. Snow 11, Sanderson 7, Thompson 2, Colston 2, Rogers 2, Schubert 2. 

Boys Game

Oakdale senior D.J. Currier hit a nine-footer along the baseline with 21 seconds left in overtime to loft the Eagles to a 56-53 win over Midway.

The Eagles (7-5) earned a 48-42 win three weeks earlier at Midway to give them the regular season sweep on the series.

Oakdale led by 13 at the half, but had to survive a valiant comeback by the Green Waves and pull off the win in the extra period.

Oakdale led 5-0 behind four points from Josh Kilby. Midway tied it up at 5 with Matt Jarvis hitting a trey and Josh Manning scoring a deuce. Kilby scored four more points in the first quarter to give Oakdale a 9-6 lead.

Midway's Jarvis tied the game at 17 on a three-pointer at the 4:33 mark. However, the Eagles reeled off a 15-2 rush to end the half and build up their largest lead of the game at 32-19. Tee Steinmetz drained three trifectas during the scoring fury, including a trey right before the halftime horn.

The Green Waves came out strong in the third quarter and started to chip away at the lead. Caleb Ruffner scored five points to help close the gap to 32-26 before Oakdale called a time out at the 4:39 mark. The Eagles used a couple of hoops from Jacob Pease to help push the lead to 38-30. 

Midway then dominated the final 2:26 of the third with an 11-0 run to take a 41-38 lead into the final period. Parkison scored six points to lead the charge.

Oakdale took a 43-41 lead on a Steinmetz two-pointer  with 5:31 left. During the final five minutes, the two teams would tie three different times, including ay 47 on a Kilby basket with 1:47 left. 

Midway's Thomas Viar missed a shot at the buzzer as the two teams went into overtime knotted at 47.

In the extra period, Midway took a 53-50 lead with Jarvis scoring a pair of hoops. Currier hit two freebies to close the gap to 53-52 with 38 seconds left. Following two misses at the charity stripe by Midway's Adam Houser, Currier came down and knocked down the game-winner along the baseline with 21 seconds left for a 54-53 lead. Currier then added two free throws with seven left for a three-point lead.

Midway's Jarvis launched a potential game-tying 28-foot jumper that missed it's mark as Oakdale prevailed 56-53.   

The Eagles won the battle of the boards (38-36).

The Eagles were led by the senior duo of Tee Steinmetz (17 points) and Josh Kilby (12 points, 11 rebounds). 

D.J. Currier (7 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists), Tim Stewart (7 points, 5 boards), Jacob Pease (6 points, 4 rebounds) and Aaron Kilby (5 points) each played a big role in the win.

Midway was paced by the 1-2 punch of Caleb Ruffner (19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists) and Matt Jarvis (18 points). Jacob Parkison chipped in 8 points, 10 rebounds and 6 steals.  

Midway (53) Ruffner 19, Jarvis 18, Parkison 8, Manning 5, Houser 2, Viar 1.

Oakdale (56)  Steinmetz 17, J. Kilby 12, Currier 7, Stewart 7, Pease 6, A. Kilby 5, Daugherty 2.