CUSHING – Halfway through the season, the Cushing Lady Tigers have made a comfortable adjustment to Class 4A basketball. Brian Busby’s varsity girls won all three of their games in the Stroud Tournament, including the championship match Saturday against Preston, and hold a 7-4 record overall. The five-game win streak includes that 37-28 win against 2A No.10 Preston and started with a 52-19 walloping of Mannford on Dec. 18.
Braelyn Berlowitz was Cushing’s leading scorer Friday against Luther. She had 21 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field and an impressive 11 of 12 free throws made. Braelyn was also named the Stroud 66 Classic All-Tournament MVP, for her performance on the court. Berlowitz was also credited with an assist and seven rebounds as Cushing won 50-44 in that tournament semifinal.
Rachel Sherwood was perfect from the field, scoring 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting and two free throws. Four others – Lola Nanaeto, Navaeh Skinner, Ariya Regnier and Katelyn Carrier – combined for the rest of Cushing’s points. Ariya Reginer was also named to the All-Tournament-Team for her outstanding performance in this year’s competition.
Monday January 14th the TiGERS will face Perkins in a make up game from January 4th, in Perkins. Game time tip off 6pm for the Ladies TiGERS. The Tigers will host Berryhill at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at home.
Boys bounced in Stroud
The boys varsity basketball team dropped both games in the Stroud Tournament, the worst loss of the season coming Friday against Oklahoma Christian School, 75-37.
The Tigers are 2-6 in their first season under coach Jontue Ezell.
They won the Dec. 4 season opener 50-43 against Bristow and knocked off Cleveland 55-52 on Jan. 8.