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January 13, 2013

T-Wolves fall short in Ada

NORMAN — After playing one of its best games of the year Friday to defeat Edmond Memorial and advance to the championship game of the East Central Oklahoma tournament, Norman North fell flat on Saturday.

Playing against Class 5A’s top-ranked Shawnee, the T-Wolves didn’t bring the same energy or aggressiveness they did on Friday, and it cost them in a 45-36 loss.

“We got beat by a better team today,” North coach Jeff Blough said. “We weren’t as aggressive as we’ve been. We stood and watched too much, which is uncharacteristic of us. We had no sense of urgency today.”

Another problem for North was foul trouble. The T-Wolves were forced to sit too many players with fouls and gave up 26 free throws to Shawnee, while only shooting two of their own.

“I was just disappointed in our demeanor tonight,” Blough said after the game. “But we’ve got a quick turnaround, so we’ve got to get back out there.”

Norman High 58, Deer Creek 44: After a disappointing Day One, the Tigers rebounded to win their last two games at the Bishop McGuinness Classic, closing the weekend with a 58-44 victory over Deer Creek.

After playing even with Deer Creek early, NHS took control in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 29-18 lead.

But it was the third quarter where the Tigers put the game away. Led by Cooper Clark, who hit five straight three pointers to open the second half, the Tigers built a 20-point lead they would never relinquish

Clark finished with 21 points to lead the way for the Tigers and Sam Blodgett, who was named to the all-tournament team after the game, added eight for NHS.

“It was a complete team effort today,” coach Matt Thornton said. “Of course, it makes you look like a much better coach when the ball goes in the hole, and Cooper had an amazing game today. And Sam was able to set up those shots by making the defense collapse inside.”

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