The Norman Transcript

Sports

February 12, 2014

Westmoore sweeps Southmoore on the hardwood

Palmer makes game-winning play in final moments

MOORE — After missing the past five weeks with an elbow injury, Southmoore’s Serithia Hawkins returned to action Tuesday night against Westmoore.

Hawkins’ return was supposed to set the SaberCats’ ship right, who had only two wins in past 11 games. But the Jaguars didn’t care. All they wanted to do was beat their rival on their home court.

Behind the clutch play of Callie Palmer, Westmoore came away with 57-55 victory over the SaberCats at Southmoore High. It was the second time this year the teams have come down to the wire. But this time the outcome was in the Jags’ favor.

“It was pretty crazy,” Westmoore guard Ashley Gomez said. “We had to think, going down to those final seconds, de ja vu. But I think we were ready for it this time. We were more confident than we were last time. We were just ready to win.”

Trailing by seven points, the SaberCats got back-to-back layups from Kyeria Hannah and Hawkins to cut Westmoore’s lead to three. But the Jags’ Victoria Lay beat Southmoore down the court for an easy layup to push the advantage back to five.

Hawkins was fouled with 53 seconds left and went to the line. She drained both to get the ’Cats to within three.

Southmoore forced a turnover and after a mad scramble, Cydni Campbell drained a 3-pointer with 22 seconds on the clock and tied the contest at 55-55.

The Jaguars weren’t done. They had been in this situation before and had learned from past mistakes.

“I was telling the team we had plenty of time to score,” Westmoore coach Andrea Guziec said. “It was tied. We weren’t going to lose this ball game. We are going to go win it. And that we had nothing to lose, just go crash the boards hard.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • NASCAR Brickyard 400 Auto Racing Jeff Gordon wins at Indianapolis for record fifth time

    INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight ...

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Zac Selmon joins UNC as associate AD

    Zac Selmon, an associate director of athletic development with the Sooner Club since 2012, has been hired by North Carolina as an associate athletic director and special assistant to Tar Heel athletics director Bubba Cunningham....

    July 28, 2014

  • Italy’s Nibali cruises to Tour victory

    PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner’s podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees....

    July 28, 2014

  • Scott says he will coach Lakers

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days....

    July 28, 2014

  • BoSox snap Rays’ streak

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer, and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays’ longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games....

    July 28, 2014

  • The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline Hall of Fame class

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats....

    July 28, 2014

  • Telling The Boss, sorry

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Before he answered a question at the press conference following the Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony on Sunday, Joe Torre wanted to address someone he regrettably omitted from his speech....

    July 28, 2014

  • Wainwright bounces back to beat Cubs

    CHICAGO — When St. Louis Cardinals Mike Matheny visited the mound with two out and two on in the seventh inning on Sunday, he had no idea whether he was going to replace starter Adam Wainwright....

    July 28, 2014

  • A’s rout Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas — John Jaso drove in three runs, helping Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Sunday night....

    July 28, 2014

  • Clark rallies in Montreal

    MONTREAL — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk....

    July 28, 2014

Facebook