MIDWEST CITY —
The Tigers never lost the lead, but Millwood cut it to one possession multiple times in the second half. But NHS took control early in the fourth quarter with its defense, holding Millwood scoreless for more than four minutes while the Tigers built the lead they would hang onto for the win.
For Copeland, it was another sign of the progress her team has made in the last month. Starting three freshmen and playing five, the Tigers (5-11) put together their most impressive weekend of the season in upsetting Class 6A’s No. 15 Putnam City and defeating Millwood while also taking No. 6 Bartlesville down to the final shot.
“We’re telling them to just stay hungry for winning, and they’re doing that,” she said. “We played three complete games this weekend because we stayed hungry to win every possession, and that wins games.”
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