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April 18, 2013

North determined not to repeat last season’s early exit

NORMAN — When Norman North squares off for a two-game series with Westmoore on Monday and Tuesday, there will be plenty on the line for the Timberwolves.

The most important thing at stake is the district title, which North is in position to capture. With it would come the opportunity to host a regional, something the T-Wolves have worked toward all season.

It’s a similar situation to a year ago, when North found itself in command of the district race only to collapse late in the season. The Timberwolves took a huge step toward avoiding that same fate on Tuesday when they responded to a loss to Edmond Memorial with an 11-1 road victory over the Bulldogs.

Many of North’s starters this year were on that team last year, which fell to an early playoff exit after losing its last several regular-season games. While last year is still on their minds, it’s a fate this team seems built to avoid.

“They’ve turned the corner and learned from last year’s mistakes,” coach Brian Aylor said. “To come out and play one of our best games against Edmond Memorial (on Tuesday), that was a big-statement win for this ballclub.”

While the T-Wolves will compete in the Deer Creek tournament this weekend, Aylor said they’ll be looking forward to Monday’s game against Westmoore, a team that split games with NHS this week.

“We’ve got two district games to play, and we control our own fate,” he said. “I think this group has learned a lot from last year and isn’t going to repeat those mistakes.”

 

Tigers battling injuries: Norman High moved back to .500 on the season with a come-from-behind victory over Westmoore on Tuesday. It’s an accomplishment coach Pete Sangirardi is proud of for a team that has faced its share of adversity this season.

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