After the lopsided first half, the Tigers played the Bombers even in the second half, and twice cut the lead down to eight points. But Midwest City, led by Jasauen Beard’s 14 points and five rebounds, the Bombers answered every NHS run and kept the Tigers from mounting a serious threat.
There were some positives in the loss for NHS. Chandler Coale, frustrated with herself after a subpar game on Tuesday, performed well. She filled up the stat sheet on Friday, scoring four points to go along with three rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals. But the most impressive part of her game to Copeland was her defense, especially in the first half when Midwest City tried to isolate her on the block and post her up.
Albany Anderson and Lexi Seburg also had a good night defensively, and Anderson was active on the offensive glass, pulling in nine rebounds to go along with eight points before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter.
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