This season, Midwest City hasn't been the power it's been in recent years.
But the Bombers looked much better than their No. 14 girls basketball ranking Tuesday night against No. 7 Norman North.
Midwest City's halftime adjustments worked well all around as the Bombers came back for a 44-40 win on the road.
“I love playing games like that,” Midwest City coach Art Bode said.
The key to the adjustment was the way the Bombers went after Norman North post Julian Mougell.
“We made a little adjustment in their zone,” Bode said. “We were trying to attack her straight on early and then started attacking her from the post in and really had success with it.”
Norman North led by nine early in the second half, but over the next three minutes, Midwest City cut the lead to two.
The Bombers took the lead early in the fourth quarter and hit their free throws down the stretch to stay in front.
“I'm so proud of these girls because they compete night in and night out,” Bode said. “I hear all about how much we lost, but these girls played against those girls every day, and it's shown. Down the stretch tonight, they made extremely good decisions and did what they had to do to win.”
Jasauen Beard led Midwest City with 17 points, while Quemari Boyd added 16.
Mougell had 16 to lead Norman North.
FRESHMEN LEAD WESTMOORE
Westmoore's freshman trio helped the Jaguars to a 61-58 win over Class 5A No. 8 Del City.
Ashley Gomez, Sydney Chastain and Kaci Richardson each scored 12 points as the Jaguars used a huge fourth quarter to pull off the win.
Del City led 49-37 after three before Westmoore made its move.
Gomez and Chastain combined for 13 in the fourth, and Megan Roberts hit a pair of key free throws with five seconds left to lift Westmoore.
Dionna Collins led Del City with 18.
TITANS HOLD OFF GUTHRIE
It wasn't pretty, but Carl Albert got the job done.
The Class 5A No. 4 Titans held off rival Guthrie 50-49 on the road to win their fifth consecutive game.
Guthrie led at halftime, but Carl Albert regained the lead in the third, outscoring Guthrie 14-8.
Sooners signee Gioya Carter and junior Jordan Gilbert had 17 points each to help Carl Albert hold off the Bluejays.
Melinda Murillo led Guthrie with 15.
EDMOND NORTH HOLDS ON
At halftime, Edmond North looked to be cruising over Yukon. But the Millerettes responded in the second half and took the Huskies down to the wire before Edmond North came out with a 32-30 win.
The Huskies held Yukon scoreless in the second quarter, taking a 18-9 lead into the break after Courtney Dike scored eight of her team's 14 in the quarter.
But Yukon came back to cut the lead to three entering the fourth.
Edmond North hit four of its six fourth-quarter free throws to hold on.
Kaitlyn Peterson had 11 to lead the Huskies.
Abby Boyd led Yukon with 11.
WATSON'S LATE BUCKET LIFTS STAR SPENCER
Lakeitha Watkins' basket with 20 second left helped lift Star Spencer to a 48-47 road win over Classen.
Classen led going into the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats scored 19 points to pull off the comeback.
Watson and Quiondra Jackson had 13 each for Star Spencer while Heather Hornbeck scored six of her eight in the fourth.
Kennedy Williams led Classen with 20 points.
SANTA FE OVERCOMES SLOW START
Class 6A No. 1 Edmond Santa returned from a week off with a sluggish start but turned it on in the second half, beating No. 13 Choctaw 57-50.
The Wolves trailed 21-14 at halftime but scored 23 in the third to regain control.
Junior Tamara Lee led Santa Fe with 24 points.
Choctaw's Sadie Marino had 19.
Dale's Breck Clark scored 28, helping the Pirates to a 61-37 win over Christian Heritage. ... Grace Hadley scored 26 to help Bethany to a 63-39 win over Purcell. ... Washington freshman Kelsey Johnson scored 24 to help the Warriors to a 59-45 win over Little Axe. ... Jones' Macy Davis scored 23, Teddi Homan added 14 and Brooke Vandever 11 in a 62-49 win over OCS.