For anyone who was expecting Midwest City to fall off after graduating its top two scorers from last season's Class 6A runner-up team, you can stop wondering now.
The Bombers might look a little different this season, but they haven't gone anywhere. Seniors Torey Noel and Kesean Brown combined for 29 of their total 38 points in the second half as second-ranked Midwest City handed No. 4 Mustang its first loss of the season, 63-60, in the finals of the Mid-Del Holiday Invitational Saturday night at Del City.
Noel, who was named the tournament MVP, had 15 of his 19 points in the second half. Brown hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter on the way to 19 as well.
The lead went back and forth in the first half, and neither team led by more than nine points at any time. Mustang fought back behind Terrell Williams' 29 points to tie the game at 48 with just over four minutes to play.
But Midwest City was able to close it out at the free throw line, knocking off Mustang in the finals of the Mid-Del Invitational for the second straight year.
PC West reaches finals in Miami
Putnam City West advanced to the finals of the Junior Orange Bowl Classic in Miami, Fla., with a 61-56 win over South Miami in the semifinals. The title game will be held Monday.