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January 6, 2013

Mougell’s contribution big reason for upset against Bulldogs

NORMAN — Before Friday’s game against No. 7 Edmond Memorial, Norman North coach Jeff Blough knew his team needed to play well to pull off the upset. And he knew that a strong game from 6-3 center Julian Mougell would go a long way toward doing that.

Mougell, who after playing AAU ball during the summer returned much improved this season, had fallen into a bit of a slump in the last few weeks. Blough said before Friday’s game he would try to “get her on a roll again,” and encourage the T-Wolves to exploit her size advantage inside.

It was a plan that worked well against the Bulldogs. Mougell, who split minutes with freshman Alexa Scott, finished with eight points, six rebounds, and a pair of assists and blocks.

“Julian did a lot better tonight,” Blough said after the game. “She was more aggressive offensively and made a lot of plays on the defensive end.”

Showdown set for Monday: Both Norman North squads played against top-10 teams in Edmond Memorial on Friday. The schedule doesn’t get any easier as the T-Wolves travel to Midwest City on Monday for a pair of games that were originally scheduled for the beginning of the season.

Originally scheduled to be the season opener on Nov. 30, the games were delayed due to the football team’s run to the state championship.

Against Midwest City, the girls play the state’s fifth-ranked team, while the boys square off against the undefeated and No. 1 Bombers.

“Win or lose, you hope your kids use it as a measuring stick for where they are,” coach Butch Roberts said. “Either they play well and see where they need to improve or they take it as a slap in the face that they have a long way to go.”

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