Sports Headlines - March 6

Turner girls punch ticket to State Tournament, Sulphur Boys need three wins

The Turner Lady Falcons have punched their ticket to the State Tournament after a 45-43 win over Chattanooga.

Turner fell into an 11-point deficit early in the game, but slowly chipped away and eventually left with the win.

They will face Seiling at 7 p.m. today at the Big House at the State Fairground Arena in Oklahoma City.

Also making a run for the state tournament are the Sulphur Bulldogs.

The Sulphur Boys will face Eufala at Checotah today at 3 p.m. and are three wins away from their state tournament hopes.

Sulphur played Holdenville twice in one week to get where they are now and hope their streak can continue, taking them all the way to the state tournament.

Late baseball player's jerseys retired at ceremony in Ada

In a ceremony yesterday in Ada, the late Chris Lane had his baseball jersey number retired for East Central University and Redland Community College.

The 22-year-old Australian was in the U.S. on scholarship to play baseball with the two colleges, but was tragically gunned down in Duncan last year. Three teens face trial in Chris’s murder in Stephens County. One initially told investigators they did it out of boredom.

Lane’s father, Peter, traveled from Australia to Ada for the ceremony where he was presented with jerseys from both schools to bring home with him.

ECU and Redlands intend to keep Lane’s jerseys framed and permanently displayed on campus.

Clark goes off in final OU home game

Cameron Clark made his last home game at Oklahoma a memorable one.

The senior had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help the 23rd-ranked Sooners defeat West Virginia 72-62 on Wednesday night.

It was Clark's highest-scoring game since Jan. 8. He received a standing ovation when he left with 30.9 seconds remaining.

Buddy Hield scored 12 of his 13 points in the second half and Je'lon Hornbeak added 11 points for the Sooners, who split the season series with the Mountaineers.

Scott O'Brien