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January 17, 2014

Mitchell out for the season

NORMAN — Norman High has a young roster this season, and the Tigers received some news this week that isn’t going to help change that.

Junior Erica Mitchell hasn’t played as she recovered from an ACL injury after originally expecting to return around Christmas, and received news this week that she won’t be able to take the floor this season. Mitchell, a post player who played significant minutes for the Tigers last season, was expected to pair with freshman Bethany Franks to give NHS a powerful inside presence, but several setbacks in her rehab led to the decision to have surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

“It’s too bad, but it’s the right thing to do for her to have surgery and focus on coming back for a great senior season,” coach Nichole Copeland said. “She’s going to work hard and not take anything for granted, and she’s going to have a big year next year.”

Timberwolves battling illness: A long layoff after the holiday break has made getting back into the groove difficult for Norman North, and a string of players missing practice in the last week hasn’t made anything easier.

Paige Canty and Alexa Scott are both battling illness and missed Tuesday’s game against Moore. Both returned to practice for the first time on Thursday but are expected to return to the starting lineup for tonight’s game against Midwest City. Tia Williams and Julian Mougell started in their place against Moore, and both delivered performances coach Jeff Blough was pleased with. Williams scored 12 points while Mougell added nine points and nine rebounds in the victory.

With his entire roster back against the Bombers, Blough hopes the game gives his team a chance to get back into form, since the Timberwolves follow that up with a makeup game at Westmoore on Saturday before traveling to Edmond Memorial on Tuesday.

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