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February 12, 2014

Tough to choose between Dickinson and Waters

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NORMAN —

Now, just for the fun of it, pretend he does get caught int he air and rather than dish, throws up a prayer. 

You know who’s going to get that rebound? Lindy Waters is going to get that rebound and many more of them, too, because his anticipation for the ball is uncanny, to say nothing of the moments he goes and gets his team a basket when it needs one.

Dickinson is the livewire, Waters is relentless and constant. Together, they’re lethal.

They may be the two best high schoolers to share a court in this town since the Boylans, who were the two best to share one since Stacy Hansmeyer and Sarah Dimson were playing for Sherri Coale.

Friday night was North’s night at the old Tiger gym, with the girls prevailing 48-32 and the boys 68-52.

Nobody played harder than NHS’ Bethany Franks, though North’s Alexis Scott was right there with her. 

If you’re a North girls fan, you had to like the way the Timberwolves closed on a 16-2 run. But, frankly, you can’t like how hard it was for North to score until that run, just 32, two more than NHS, until about 5 minutes remained.

If your preference, though, is the North boys, you have almost no worries. 

The only lament is they haven’t taken down Midwest City or Edmond Memorial yet in three tries, because it looks like they might now, rolling along on a seven-game winning streak. Whatever, they get one more crack at the Bombers this coming Tuesday.

You have no real worries, first, because of Dickinson and Waters, their two best players, even if it’s unclear who’s the best of the two. And you have no worries, second, because their teammates are playing terrific basketball.

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