PURCELL — Elgin earned third place at last week’s Purcell Tournament with two wins, including a 52-38 win over Byng.
The two tournament wins leave Elgin with a 9-7 record heading into Friday’s game at Tuttle.
The Owls started the tournament with a low-scoring 35-22 win over Plainview, where Jaylon Nettles and Christian Reed combined for 26 points. Nettles led the Owls with 16, while Reed chipped in 10.
Elgin led 21-9 at halftime and held Plainview to eight points in the third quarter and five in the final frame. Elgin didn’t fare any better in the third quarter, scoring only two points. However, a 12-point fourth quarter lifted the Owls to the first-round win.
The semifinal game wasn’t as productive for the Owls, as they dropped a 40-35 decision to host Purcell.
Elgin’s game against Weatherford on Tuesday was postponed because of the inclement weather that hit Oklahoma earlier this week. The game may be reset if schedules for the two schools allows, according to Elgin Athletic Director Damon Hitt.
Girls stumble at Purcell
Meanwhile, Elgin’s Lady Owls won their first game in the Purcell Tournament last Thursday but didn’t fare so well after that.
Elgin posted a 32-22 win over Plainview in the opening game but lost to host Purcell in the semifinal round, 53-44, and then dropped the third-place game to Byng, 48-39. Purcell is ranked No. 10 in Class 3A.
The Lady Owls are now 11-5 and will host Blanchard in a homecoming game Friday.
The tournament losses dropped Elgin out of the top 20 in Class 5A. Previously, Elgin had been ranked No. 19. Elgin is 3-3 in its last six games.