The Norman Transcript


December 28, 2012

Tigers fall short after rough first half vs. Panthers



It was an ugly game from the start, with both teams coming out of the gates sloppy. After four minutes of play, there were nine combined turnovers and the score stood at 2-2. NHS woke up first, going on a 9-2 run to take a lead that would balloon to 16 at one point midway through the third quarter.

“I think the layoff contributed to that start,” Thornton said. “The conditioning looked off. We probably could have run a little harder in transition.”

But PC North fought back, and with 4:32 left in the game and NHS up 46-44 Blodgett got tangled up with a Panther player under the basket. The pair crashed to the floor and Blodgett hit the side of his head on the wood, producing a bloody cut that delayed the game for several minutes. It wasn’t immediately clear if Blodgett would be available to play today.

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