The Mustang Broncos picked up a pair of wins on route to a third-place finish in the 2023 Bishop Kelley Tournament Dec. 7-9 in Tulsa.
Coach Katie Smith’s team hit the road for its first weekend series of the season, picking up two wins over Class 5A teams – Coweta and Bishop Kelley – with a loss to cross-district rival Owasso.
Parker Simonsen (Sr.) and Riley Trammell (Sr.) made the All-Tournament Team after a solid weekend.
Simonsen, a University of Central Oklahoma-signee, led the team in scoring, averaging 13 points per game. She also added 12 assists and 11 rebounds.
Trammell, an Oklahoma Christian University-signee, scored nine points, grabbed nine rebounds, and finished with four steals and one blocked shot.
The Broncos are now 5-3 overall and 3-2 in District 1 play.
They square off against Classen SAS on Dec. 28 in the first round of the 2023 Bank 7 Mustang Holiday Classic at the Mustang Event Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Check out the recap and notes from Mustang’s three games at the Bishop Kelley Tournament:
MUSTANG 44, COWETA 33
Simonsen, Cherish Haywood (Jr.), and Kamryn Bass (Sr.) helped hand the Tigers their first loss of the season in the opening round.
Haywood scored a team-high 15 points, going 7-for-10 from the field, including a perfect 6-for-6 from inside the arc, to help fuel the win. She also grabbed four rebounds and finished with a team-high four steals on the defensive end.
Simonsen poured in 12 points on 4-for-8 shooting. She dished out a team-high five assists, grabbed three boards, and went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.
Bass did her damage from beyond the arc, going 3-for-7 from three-point range for nine points. She finished with one assist, one rebound, and a +/- rating of +13.
Parker Simonsen (Sr.) looks to make a move against a defender during a game earlier this season at the Mustang Event Center. Simonsen was named to the All-Tournament Team at Bishop Kelley after helping lead the Broncos to third place Dec. 7-9 in Tulsa. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)
Mya Alston (So.) also had a nice game, scoring four points with two rebounds and one assist. Christal Long (Jr.) pulled down a team-high five rebounds while chipping in two points with one helper. Camryn Engles (Sr.) also grabbed five boards.
Ehryana Boykins (So.) finished with two points and two rebounds.
OWASSO 47, MUSTANG 38
Simonsen led the way with 16 points, however it wasn’t enough as the Broncos dropped their semifinals matchup with the Rams.
Mustang went just 13-for-45 (29%) from the floor in the loss. They went 7-for-17 from three-point range, but just 6-for-28 from inside the arc. They also went 5-for-10 from the free-throw line.
Alston chipped in eight points with two rebounds and one assist while Avery Ragland (So.) scored seven points with one board and one helper. Bass, Long, and Eliana Valentin Florance (Jr.) combined for seven points and five rebounds.
Simonsen added four rebounds and two assists with her 16 points.
MUSTANG 45, BISHOP KELLEY 39
Five players handled the entire scoring load as Mustang defeated the Comets for the third-place trophy.
Simonsen, Bass, Trammell, Long, and Florance combined for all 45 of the team’s points, including 11 from Simonsen.
Riley Trammell (Sr.) attempts to block a shot during a game against Piedmont earlier this season at the Mustang Event Center. Trammell was named to the All-Tournament Team at Bishop Kelley after helping lead the Broncos to a third place finish. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)
Bass and Trammell each scored nine, Florance scored eight, and Long chipped in seven.
Simonsen again led the team with five assists and also grabbed three rebounds. Trammell, Long, and Florance controlled the boards, combining for 19 of the team’s 26 rebounds. Bass also helped out with three helpers and two boards.
Trammell, Long, Simonsen, and Bass also combined for 10 steals on the defensive end. Trammell and Florance blocked one shot apiece.