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High school basketball notebook: Mustang breaking through

After an 0-2 start with losses to No. 2 Putnam City and No. 7 Putnam City North, the Mustang boys turned the season around quickly.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: December 16, 2012

After an 0-2 start with losses to No. 2 Putnam City and No. 7 Putnam City North, the Mustang boys turned the season around quickly.

The Broncos have won five straight games, including a championship at the Harrah Tournament and Friday's win over No. 9 Edmond North.

New coach Terry Long is utilizing a bevy of young talent, with the freshmen and two sophomores seeing time in the starting lineup.

“The coaching transition was pretty easy, because Coach Long teaches a lot of the same stuff (as former coach Alan Green), he just teaches it in a different style,” said senior guard Garrett Goble, one of the few returning experienced players.

“We only have three seniors, and we have a lot of new faces this year. There's a lot of people taking interest in the team. People want to come see us play, and I like that.”

The Broncos are off until opening play at the Mid-Del Holiday Tournament Dec. 27.


As the Bethany Bronchos try to replace a large group of talented seniors from last season, coach Phil Brown will try to utilize the athletic ability of this year's roster.

That starts with a couple of tall, athletic players in 6-foot-7 Josh Lout and 6-foot-4 Tanner Stiles.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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