The Timberwolves were at a disadvantage before the game even started. Center Julian Mougell sprained her ankle in warm-ups and was unable to even try to play. She finished the night on crutches, unable to put any weight on it, and it’s unclear how long she’ll be out, though she’s expected to miss tonight’s game against Westmoore.
Mougell’s absence forced Blough to change his rotation, and allowed Midwest City to keep a smaller lineup on the court to push the tempo. The Timberwolves got good minutes of freshman Crymson Rose in Mougell’s place, but losing the 6-3 senior changed the way the Timberwolves had to approach the Bombers just before the tip.
Kuestersteffen led North with 21 points, while Paige Canty added nine. Both Woodard and Alexa Scott were active on the boards for North, grabbing 10 and nine rebounds respectively. Beard led Midwest City with 15 points and four rebounds while Davis added 13 points.
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