The Norman Transcript


December 16, 2012

North’s Evans named district MVP



Dickinson’s debut against Moore was a spectacular game for anyone. But his 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists was especially impressive coming from a kid playing his first-ever varsity game. He scored the first eight points of the game in a big win for the Timberwolves. He followed that up with 23 points in a losing effort to Westmoore on Friday.

Dickinson, along with fellow freshmen Quan Hogan and Lindy Waters III has brought an influx of young talent to coach Butch Roberts’ T-Wolves program.

“They were impressive,” Roberts said of the newcomers. “I wasn’t surprised by what they did. I’ve seen them do it in practice.”

North, High post strong results at swim meet: Norman North and Norman High both competed in swimming duals last week, and both team did encouragingly well.

North’s girls defeated Owasso 113-42 and Broken Arrow 104-55 in the dual meet, while NHS’ girls fell 85-64 to Broken Arrow and 80-67 to Owasso. North’s boys defeated Owasso 122-44 and Broken Arrow 130-40. NHS’ boys beat Owasso 93-65 and Broken Arrow 103-65.

Both schools performed strongly in the individual events, with swimmers or relay teams from NHS or North winning 17 of the 22 events.

Thornton utilizing bench: It’s understandable that Norman High is trying to establish its identity under new coach Matt Thornton. The Tigers (3-3) are adapting to a new offensive and defensive schemes, and Thornton hasn’t been afraid to give everyone on his roster a chance to earn their spot.

Thornton has used three different starting lineups so far this year, with Boston Lewis earning his first start of the year Friday against Edmond Memorial. In all, 12 players have seen significant minutes for the Tigers.

“We have a bunch of guys on this team that can go off and have a big night,” Thornton said. “Everyone on this team can contribute something.”

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