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December 21, 2012

Kuestersteffen leads T-Wolves past rival Tigers

NORMAN — Bri Kuestersteffen had been in this situation before. Fourth quarter of the Crosstown Clash, watching a Norman North lead slip away to Norman High. Last year, it was the Tigers who stepped up to the moment, closing the gap and eventually hitting buzzer-beaters to win the game while Kuestersteffen could only watch.

She made sure that wouldn’t happen again.

After NHS cut it to 40-32 with seven minutes left to play, the junior guard took over the game. She hit a running layup to score her first points of the half and followed that up with a three-pointer on the next possession. After securing a rebound on the defensive end, she came down the court and did it again. And again.

By the time it was over, Kuestersteffen had scored 11 straight points for the Timberwolves and put North back on top 51-36.

That was enough for North, and the T-Wolves opened it up down the stretch to secure a 61-38 victory and break the 27-game losing streak in the Clash.

Kuestersteffen led all scorers with 30 points, including six three-pointers. She also added four assists and three rebounds along with the late-game heroics.

“I was just thinking about how we needed to keep our lead,” she said. “My teammates set good screens and put me in great positions. It feels great to finally win this game; it’s what we’ve been working for all year.”

North took the lead early in a first half where neither team could miss a shot. Sophomore Alexa Scott found success in the paint early for North, scoring six first-quarter points while the T-Wolves built a 10-point lead.

But NHS would fight back. Taylor Ely scored 14 of her 18 points in the first half, and the Tigers stepped up their defense in the third quarter to claw back into the game. After a turnover-filled first quarter, they took better care of the ball and eventually closed the deficit to eight points before Kuestersteffen got on a roll.

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