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January 18, 2013

Tigers will go another week without Ely

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NORMAN —

“Obviously, we want her on the floor with us but we don’t want to make it worse by bringing her back before she’s ready,” Copeland said. “The good news is the first ankle sprain is always the worst. I told her the next time it happens, she will probably be able to just jump back up.”

With Ely gone, much of the scoring load has fallen to Bethany Cox. Battling flu-like symptoms last weekend, Cox had an underwhelming showing at Westmoore.

There have been some signs that other Tigers can help to fill the void. Senior Albany Anderson has increased her production on the offensive end, but her real contributions have come on the boards, where she’s recorded more than 10 rebounds a game in the Tigers’ last four contests.

NHS has other offensive threats to look to. Chandler Coale is shooting better than 50 percent from beyond the three-point arc, and sophomores Channah Cox and Erica Mitchell, who scored 13 first-half points against Mustang on Friday, are also capable scorers. But the Tigers are hurting from inconsistency and the loss of their go-to shooter late in games.

“Defensively we’ve played pretty well, and we have players who can fill it up on offense,” Copeland said. “But we have to figure out how to do it in a game situation with the lights on.”

Corbin Hosler

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