It was a disappointing loss for No. 20 NHS (8-13), which lost a six-point contest against Del City on Money. The Tigers have one more chance, at Moore on Friday, to pick up a win before their playoff opener. 17th-ranked Southmoore (11-11) finishes its regular season at Midwest City on Friday.
While Taylor Ely struggled through one of the worst shooting nights of her career, missing six free throws and not scoring until the third quarter on her way to finishing with just seven points, her teammates stepped up to keep NHS in the game. Bethany Franks had 12 first-half points, while freshman Jandra Levi hit a pair of 3-pointers for NHS, including one in the third quarter that pulled the Tigers within six.
“Great shooters have those nights, and everyone goes through it sometimes,” Copeland said. “I’m not worried about Taylor hitting shots for us. It’s important that she not panic about it. We still believe in her that she’s going to hit those.”
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