Boys roundup: Putnam City West pulls away at Mustang

Top-ranked Patriots hand No. 5 Mustang a 75-62 loss.
by Scott Wright Published: January 17, 2014
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With a team full of talented guards, Putnam City West can do just about anything it wants on the perimeter.

Yet it's the team's ability to play tough in the paint that has helped the Patriots climb to No. 1 in the Class 6A rankings.

For the second time in a week, PC West took on a team with a tall and talented frontcourt and still came away victorious, winning 75-62 Friday night at fifth-ranked Mustang.

Like it did against then-No. 1 Tulsa Union last Saturday, the Patriots overcame Mustang's strong interior presence. The Broncos' 6-foot-9 Austin Meyer had 15 points, but only one in the fourth quarter as PC West pulled away. The game was tied at 47 late in the third quarter before a 12-4 PC West run.

“We might lead the state in blocked shots,” PC West coach Lenny Bert said. “Every game, we're getting 6-to-8 blocks.

“Tyson Jolly is 6-4, but he plays like he's 6-7. Omega Harris is a high-flier, too. Our guards are getting in there and getting after it.”

Harris scored 23 points and Jolly had 22, with the duo combining for 30 in the second half.

Sophomore Jakolby Long scored 21 points to lead Mustang.

FULLER SETS MARK IN MOORE WAR WIN

With 28 points Friday night, Westmoore's Trip Fuller became the school's all-time leading scorer and guided the Jaguars to a Moore War victory.

Westmoore snapped a three-game losing streak with a 68-61 win over Moore.

Fuller is also closing in on the 1,000-point mark, now with 975 points for his career.


by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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