State champs for Cushing as basketball, wrestling end

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Wrestling –Individual State

2019 Dual State Champions!

2019 Dual State Champions!

Head-to-head, Cushing and Tuttle split four matches on the final day of the individual wrestling state championships in Oklahoma City. Jake Ahrberg defeated Tuttle’s Harley Andrews 9-8 in the 160-pound title bout and Gage Hockett squeaked out a 3-2 win in tiebreakers against Tuttle’s Kavan Guffey to win at 182. Tuttle took the other two matches Saturday, as well as its 11th straight overall championship, as Cushing became the only team to really give the reigning champs a challenge in 4A. Cushing finished second in team points with 96 – more than double what it tallied a year ago.

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Tuttle had 229 combined points for another wild runaway win. Jake Ahrberg’s victory will stand above the team scores in Cushing lore, though. He finished this season undefeated through 26 matches after climbing up from the145-pound bracket a year ago. Hockett finished 36-10, shaving a few losses after last season’s mark and beating a determined opponent to finish it all. Tuttle’s Guffey was pinned in the championship match a year ago and nearly overtook Hockett in the tiebreaker period. Eriq Simpson, knowing he could improve on 2018’s third-place finish at 182, found his way to Saturday’s championship match against Carson Berryhill of Tuttle. He got stuck at the 2:53 mark and was one of three runners-up for the Tigers. Luke Ahrberg (33-4) and Brandon Anderson (37-3) finished in second-place at 106 and 113, respectively

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A disciplined, patient Cushing pushed its season to the brink Friday before bowing out in the regional tournament. The Lady Tigers, playing in the Class 4A varsity basketball regional in Kingfisher, lost to Elk City in a plodding contest that bled into an overtime period. Cushing was looking to extend its streak of area tournament qualifications, having come off a district loss and then slammed Harding Charter Prep on Thursday. Intensity was high on defense, from start to finish. With the ball, Cushing seemed to play with a death grip in the final quarter, desperate to keep possession and wait until the best shot presented itself.

The Lady Tigers came from behind to force the overtime period but couldn’t get the ball into the lane in overtime. They lost 53-47. Leaning on his team’s ability to improvise on offense, coach Brian Busby embraced a patient, toe-to-toe battle in the final minutes against the Elkettes. Rachel Sherwood, Nevea Skinner and Lola Nanaeto kept the ball out of enemy hands as Braelyn Berlowitz worked against double-teams in the lane. Elk City denied low passes, however, and Cushing couldn’t regain control as the clocked ticked down. The Lady Tigers were forced to foul, and Elk City made free throws. Berlowitz ended with 14 points, Nanaeto had 13, Regnier 10, and Franklin (8) and Carrier (2) combined for the rest.It marks the first time since 2016 the Lady Tigers will not be in this week’s area tournament.

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The Lady Tigers overwhelmed their opponent Thursday from the beginning, taking an early 20-4 lead and cycling players in and out of the game frequently.Harding Prep couldn’t contend with Cushing’s size as Berlowitz, Rachel Sherwood and Ariya Regnier were constantly in position for rebounds on both ends of the court. Cushing led 32-14 at half and committed only three fouls. Berlowitz had 23 points and Regnier was next with 10. Six others scored in his game for Cushing as the Lady Tigers cruised into the second round of the regional tournament.

The boys did not get through their first-round regional opponent. They lost 65-60 Thursday to Harding Charter of Oklahoma City. Tyler Hurst exploded for 30 points, even scoring 10 times in the second half. Caleb Tull had 15.

Girls Basketball Thursday, Feb. 21

Cushing 55, Harding Prep 27 Cushing (17-8): Berlowitz 23, Regnier 10, Carrier 9, R. Others 3, A. Others 3, Nanaeto 3, Sherwood 2, Skinner 2. Harding Prep (14-13): Cole 14, Martinez 9, Rivera 4. Friday, Feb. 22 Elk City 52, Cushing 47 (OT) Cushing (17-9): Berlowitz 14, Nanaeto 13, Regnier 10, Franklin 8, Carrier 2. Elk City (16-11): Southard 24, Flowers 9, Butler 8, Miller 7, Butle.

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Boys Basketball Thursday, Feb. 21

Harding Prep 65, Cushing 60 Cushing (10-14): Hurst 30, Tull 15, Melson 4, Crooks 4, Jones 3, Cummings 2, Guerrero 2. Harding Prep (10-15): Toca 25, LaDay 20, McKinney 8, Robinson 6, Rhone 6.

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RDMGtv will begin broadcasting a schedule of spring sports. Beginning with Soccer on March 14th, LIVE from O’Dell Field, as the Lady TiGERS Soccer team tries to duopkicate last season with an appearance in the playoffs again this year!