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Lady Mustangs roll to Stringtown Tournament title

Jan. 10—STRINGTOWN — The Allen Lady Mustangs are affectionately known in these parts as the 'Salty Seven' because the team is only seven players strong.

They were super strong during a dominant run to the 2024 Stringtown Event Center Shootout championship over the weekend.

After hanging 108 points on Haileyville in the opener, Allen socked host Stringtown 84-38 in the semifinals and went on to hand Savana a 50-point loss, 86-36, in the championship game.

The Lady Mustangs, ranked No. 7 in Class A, ran their record to 11-0.

"We had a really good tournament both offensively and defensively," said Allen head coach Dottie Slabaugh. "I am proud of the way we have come out of the break. We have some tough games coming up and will need to be ready."

Allen hosted Class 2A No. 16 Wewoka Tuesday night, is at Konawa Friday night, and has a home game against Strother and a road trip to Class 2A No. 9 Vanoss on Jan.16.

Championship

Allen 86, Savanna 36

The Lady Mustangs scored 34 points in the first quarter, nearly matching Savanna's total for the entire contest.

Allen outscored the Lady Bulldogs (7-4) 25-6 in the second period to build an insurmountable 59-12 halftime lead.

The Lady Mustangs made 12-of-24 3-pointers in the contest and forced 23 Savanna turnovers.

Kaylee Davis erupted for a game-high 30 points. She finished 6-of-9 from beyond the arc, hit 4-of-4 free throws, and also had three steals.

Addison Prentice was next with 17 points to go with six assists. She sank a trio of 3-pointers.

Ava Laden followed with 13 points, while Cherish Woodward hit double figures with 12 points and also had seven rebounds, eight assists, and two blocked shots.

Stoney Cully finished with eight steals and 11 assists for Allen.

Sophia Calistro paced the Savanna offense with 19 points. Bryana Vanciel also reached double figures with 10 points.

Semifinals

Allen 84, Stringtown 38

Allen jumped out to a 19-7 lead after the first quarter and had doubled up the Lady Tigers 39-18 by halftime. The Lady Mustangs continued their charge in the second half, outscoring Stringtown 22-13 in the third quarter and 23-7 in the final frame.

Cherish Woodward was the offensive leader with 21 points and also had three assists and three steals. Stoney Cully was right behind with 20 points, including four 3-point baskets. She also had seven steals and five rebounds.

Addison Prentice scored 16 points for Allen on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor. She also had eight assists and five steals.

Aca Laden also hit double figures for the locals with 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added four steals.

Madelyn Viss paced the Lady Tigers with 10 points. Josie Jones just missed double figures with nine points and Mylee Viss was next with eight points for the home team.