Norman North girls still riding win-lose rollercoaster; time to break the streak
Although it would behoove Norman North to continue its now long streak of alternating wins and losses, the T-Wolves have got to get back on track if they’re going to make a serious run at a state championship.
After starting the season 11-2 (with the only losses coming to the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams in Class 6A), North has been on a streak of losing after every win. After Saturday’s upset loss to Putnam City North in the regional final, the T-Wolves have now alternated wins and losses in 10 consecutive games. Granted, the schedule has been such that North has faced very strong teams every other game. It’s been a quirk. But, still, Saturday’s loss came to a team that wasn’t as good as Norman North.
To make the state tourney, teams can’t do that. To win at the state tournament, you not only can’t lose to teams you should beat, you have to be capable of beating teams that perhaps you shouldn’t.
I’m predicting North will get back on track. The T-Wolves will have to beat a tough Del City squad (the two teams split in two games this season) to reach state. But this team is too good to not be in the state tourney.
Here’s the short roundup item on Saturday’s game:
Playing in the east-side bracket band on Norman North’s home floor, Putnam City North knocked off the seventh-ranked T-Wolves 46-37 for a 6A regional title.
Joh’Vonna Mitchell scored 11 points for the Panthers (15-10), who outscored the T-Wolves in every quarter.
Norman North, which was led by Mariah Turner’s 13 points, continued its trend of alternating wins and losses to 10 straight games. Norman North (15-6) started the season at 11-2.
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