The Kingfisher boys freshman basketball team offered up some dramatics and a mild surprise Thursday in the opening round of the Ward Center Classic in Seiling.
The Jackets erased a nine-point deficit in regulation and then never trailed in overtime to knock off Class B’s Felt and advance to the semifi nals.
Kingfisher played top-seeded Vici in Friday’s semifinal (after press time).
Kingfisher was ice cold from beyond the arc much of the game, but Maddox Mecklenburg was able to bury one from deep in the corner to tie the game at 47-all with just over two seconds left in regulation.
Jud Birdwell gave KHS an early lead in the extra frame and then Ca-den Kitchens’ two free throws gave the team a lead it wouldn’t lose.
Jax Sternberger added a 3-pointer and Mecklenburg went 4 of 6 from the foul line down the stretch as Kingfisher outscored Felt 11-5 in the overtime period.
Mecklenburg led the team with 15 points and four steals.
Sternberger scored 14 on 6 of 9 shooting while Xavier Ridenour added 12 points.
Ridenour and Sternberger were a combined 5 of 10 from 3-point range.
Birdwell finished the game with 11 points and Kitchens scored six.