Class 4A boys basketball: Tulsa McLain eliminates Anadarko

by Scott Wright Published: March 7, 2013
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photo - McLain player Quentin Nails is hugged as he and teammates leave the court after coming from behind to claim a 40-38 win over Anadarko during first round games of Class 4A basketball state tournament in the Lyle Boren Activity Center at Choctaw High School on Thursday,  March 7, 2013.  Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
McLain player Quentin Nails is hugged as he and teammates leave the court after coming from behind to claim a 40-38 win over Anadarko during first round games of Class 4A basketball state tournament in the Lyle Boren Activity Center at Choctaw High School on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

Louie and Hunt only combined for 10 points all day, but the duo scored five in the final 20 seconds to get the Titans to the semifinals.

Sophomore Keondre Jones led McLain (16-10) with 12 points and Nick Foster added nine. Anadarko got 13 from Shaw and 11 from Galen Satoe. The Warriors concluded the season at 24-4.

Getting to the gym turned out to be as complicated as winning the game Thursday. The team bus hit some traffic coming over from its hotel, which was located near State Fair Arena, and the team walked onto the court for pregame warmups 15 minutes before tipoff. The Titans looked lethargic at times in the first half, and trailed Anadarko virtually all day.

“You could tell at the beginning, but we picked up the intensity level after halftime, after I chewed them out a little bit,” Love said. “It’s our time. It’s my fourth year coaching at McLain, our third year at state. We really think we can get this.”

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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