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February 19, 2014

Tigers fight hard, but fall short against SaberCats

NORMAN — Norman High coach Matt Thornton has been looking all season for his team to put together four quarters of good basketball.

He got that Tuesday night, but against No. 17 Southmoore, it wasn’t quite enough for the Tigers, who fell 67-61 in a tight game.

NHS traded baskets with the SaberCats all night and even took a lead midway through the third quarter. But behind a barrage of 3-pointers, Southmoore was able to pull away.

“I think we put together a good game tonight, we just didn’t make some shots down the stretch,” coach Matt Thornton said. “We had a lot of good offensive possessions tonight. We moved the ball well, found the open man. We didn’t have any letdown quarters.”

Cooper Clark had a huge game, leading NHS with 29 points, while Blake Hardman added 13. Southmoore got 25 from Justin Bean.

The Tigers will wrap up their regular season Friday at Moore.

Midwest City girls 55, Norman North 50: Typically, Norman North gave Midwest City a good game. Also, typically, the Bombers came out ahead. North coach Jeff Blough even thought it happened in a typical fashion.

“Same song and dance,” he said, “we didn’t guard a soul in the first half.”

Despite that, and despite the missing presence of Tia Williams, who’ll be out 10 days to three weeks with a pulled him muscle, the seventh-ranked Timberwolves turned the game around behind second-half defense and the hot shooting of Alexis Scott, who knocked down a trio of 3-pointers on the way to 15 points in support of Haley Woodward’s team-leading 18 points.

Asia Davis led the fourth-ranked Bombers with 13 points. Jasauen Powell added 11.

Westmoore girls 45, Moore 37: The Lions were in the hunt for much of the game and even tied it the contest at 29-29 with five seconds left in the third period. However, a foul on Sydney Chastain at the buzzer allowed the sophomore to break tie by hitting 1-2 from the line and take a one-point advantage in the fourth quarter.

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