Watch out for Millwood in the third quarter.
The Falcons, ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, have made it almost routine to rally from double-digit deficits after halftime, and they did just that Tuesday night in a 62-58 victory against the OKC Storm at Franklin-Spears Gymnasium.
“It's them third quarters,” Millwood senior Ashford Golden said. “First half is really just seeing how everything is going to be played out and then when we come out in the third quarter we've gone over everything what they're going to in the locker room. If they keep doing the same thing, we're going to kill them on it.”
Trailing 34-25 at the half and by as many as 12 in the third, Millwood closed the final 11 minutes of the game on a 32-16 run and held TCU signee Chauncey Collins to just six second-half points.
And Golden was a big reason for that, scoring a game-high 32 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Nineteen of his points came in the second half.
“It was a good win,” Golden said when asked about his performance. “Yeah, it was a good night.”
Collins, who works out with Golden in the offseason, finished with 17 points and was visibly frustrated at times. He also missed the game-tying 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining after missing 3 of 4 free throws in the final 90 seconds.
Golden, meanwhile, made four free throws down the stretch to outduel his workout partner.
“We talked about it a lot before, but we don't really say too much to each other during the game, though,” Golden said. “It was all out of love.”
Mike Mays scored 15 points for the Falcons, while Mark Malone had 14 points and seven rebounds for the Storm.
MOORE UPSETS EDMOND MEMORIAL
Moore followed up Monday night's thrilling double-overtime victory against Del City with an even more impressive win Tuesday night.
The No. 16 Lions got 20 points apiece from Jaylon Wilson and Diontre Cutliff in a 68-63 win over No. 6 Edmond Memorial.
Kristian Doolittle scored 23 to lead the Bulldogs.
MUSTANG SURVIVES IN OT
Behind 19 points from Demarion Love, Mustang escaped with a 73-66 overtime victory at Putnam City.
Love made a pair of free throws in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime. Terrell Williams added 16 points and Austin Meyer had 13 for the Broncos.
Putnam City's Chris Pogi led all scorers with 28 points.
CHA WINS 15TH STRAIGHT
Christian Heritage won its 15th straight game, 63-53 over Crooked Oak.
CHA got 20 points from Colton Lindsey and 12 each from Caleb and Gabe LittleJim.
The Crusaders (17-2) haven't lost since Dec. 20.
OKARCHE OUTDUELS CRESCENT
Okarche needed overtime to knock off Crescent, 73-69.
Christopher Rund had 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way for Okarche and freshman Robert Ernsting added 15 points. Crescent was led by Trace Bennett's 24 points.
Edmond Santa Fe got 24 points from Curran Scott in a 58-50 win over Edmond North. ... Tripp Fuller's 22 points led Westmoore to a 64-61 win over Southmoore. ... In his first year as Choctaw's head coach, former Putnam City North assistant Brian Beale got a win over his old team, 58-48, with three Yellowjackets scoring in double figures. ... Austin Garner scored 23 points in Centennial's 73-62 win over Capitol Hill. ... Tuttle got 23 points from Tyler Lester in a 63-42 win over Kingfisher.