ST. JOHN, Kan. The Central Plains Lady Oilers defeated the St. John Lady Tigers by a score of 72 to 17.
Central Plains Lady Oiler #11 Emily Ryan takes a shot in the first quarter. The Central Plains Lady Oilers faced the St. John Lady Tigers at St. John High School outside of St. John, Kansas on February 1, 2019. (Photo: Joey Bahr, www.joeybahr.com)
For the second time in seven days, both teams squared off. This matchup came on St. John's home floor. In the previous Friday's game, Central Plains won by a score of 60 to 19.
The domination continued on into this week's matchup.
Central Plains held St. John scoreless for the first quarter. The Lady Tigers would not register a point until 6:50 left in the second quarter.
The secret for such domination was the Lady Oilers' stifling full court press. They would double and triple team the Lady Tigers. In turn, St. John would rush passes or shots that ended up in the hands of a Lady Oiler.
The Lady Oilers forced 28 turnovers including 19 steals in the game.
The first half closed with the Lady Oilers leading 48 to 3.
St. John finally got some offense going in the third quarter. Unfortunately they were too far down for it to matter.
End of the third quarter saw Central Plains up 62 to 13.
The fourth quarter saw a running clock and Central Plains put in their junior varsity players.
When the final horn sounded, the Lady Oilers won by a score of 72 to 17.
Emily Ryan led all scorers with 27 points for the night.
The victory extended the Central Plains Lady Oiler win streak to 99 games in a row.