After struggling through the first half unable to get many open shots against Edmond Santa Fe's stout defense, ninth-ranked Putnam City came out of the locker room on fire, and eventually held on for a 63-60 win over the No. 4 Wolves in overtime Tuesday night.
Juniors Ronnie Boyce and David Bush combined for 26 points after halftime to give the Pirates a momentum-boosting win.
“This was a great win,” said Boyce, who made three 3-pointers on his way to 16 points. “We needed it to get back on track so we can go after the gold ball.
“We had to talk it over at halftime. We got in the zone and shots started falling.”
Bush finished with 19 points, and Richmarr Smith had 10 as the Pirates won their fourth straight game after back-to-back losses in mid-January.
Aaron Anderson, who has signed with Fresno State, led Santa Fe with 21 points, despite fouling out with four minutes left in regulation. The Wolves got 16 points from 6-foot-7 forward Shaquille Morris.
CENTENNIAL KNOCKS OFF SOUTHEAST
Centennial's Darrian Jackson hit a clutch 3-pointer with 21 seconds left to give the Bison a 64-61 win over Southeast.
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