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January 12, 2013

North shoots into finals

NORMAN — In the same game, the sixth-ranked Norman North girls proved just how good they can be and just how far they can still go.

They knocked off Edmond Memorial for the second time in eight days, 48-39, in the semifinal round of the East Central Oklahoma Classic at Ada High School because they shot the lights out, didn’t even miss from 3-point range and played strong enough defense to hold off the Bulldogs the rest of the way.

But it might have been different if the Bulldogs had ever caught fire because North allowed almost as many offensive boards as it pulled down on both ends.

“We didn’t talk as much in the second half,” North coach Jeff Blough said. “And when you don’t do that you give up offensive rebounds.”

The numbers from the game were from a different world.

The T-Wolves canned 65.3 percent (17 of 26) of their shots, 100 percent (5 of 5) of their 3-point tries but only 58.3 percent (7 of 12) from three-throw line.

Also, Memorial outrebounded North 28-16, and that came with a 14-1 edge on the offensive glass. North didn’t grab an offensive rebound until 10 seconds remained. Another stat-line the T-Wolves don’t want to repeat, the Bulldogs finished with 50 field goal attempts, 22 more than North. Good thing they only hit 15.

“We can all agree we didn’t finish the game as well as we started,” said North freshman forward Alexa Scott, who finished with 10 points and three rebounds.

Though, to be fair, that would have been a hard thing to do.

North hit 7 of 10 shots, four of them 3-pointers in the first quarter, establishing a 19-6 edge. Memorial never got the game any closer than nine points.

“Our team shot the ball well and we shared the ball well,” said point guard Bri Kuestersteffen, who matched Scott’s 10 points. “The points were all spread out.”

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