The Norman High boys lost on the road to Westmoore 56-45 on Tuesday.
The Tigers (2-15) closed strong against the Jaguars, outscoring their hosts 16-13 in the fourth quarter. It wasn’t enough, however, to overcome Westmoore’s 14-point lead entering the final period.
The programs raced to a 9-9 tie before the Jaguars closed the opening quarter with four unanswered points. NHS kept Westmoore in close reach, trailing 18-16 before the Jaguars finished the second on another run — this time scoring six unanswered ahead of the break.
Westmoore drained four 3-pointers to build its 14-point advantage and outscored NHS 19-12 in the third. NHS responded with its most productive eight minutes of the night but couldn’t make up the deficit.
Westmoore was led by Evan Barber, who scored 15 points, and Zach Hays, who added another 14 in the Jaguars’ victory.
NHS junior Lendy Holmes scored a team-high 17 points in the loss. Fellow junior Nate Wilson had 12 points, while Connor Goodson scored nine.
The NHS boys are back home on Friday. The Tigers will face fourth-ranked Norman North at 7 p.m. at the NHS gym.