East Central led for most of the game, building its lead to as big as eight early in the second half before the Hornets started chipping away.
The Hornets took the lead for the first time on Tharone Chilton’s free-throw in the opening minute of the fourth.
Then Dominique Sells, after East Central had tied it, hit a 3-pointer from the side to put Washington back out front.
Chilton led Washington with 16 points.
Damion Hooks led East Central with 13. Andrew Wilson scored 11.
Tulsa Memorial 60, Claremore 51
Tulsa Memorial star Cameron Downing showed that he’s not just an offensive force, powering the Charger defense in a win over the Zebras.
In addition to his team-high 19 points, the 6-foot-9 Downing limited Claremore’s top scorer, 6-5 Dakota Caudill, scoreless in the first half.
Caudill finished with just five points.
"He’s provided whatever we’ve needed from him, defense or offense,” Tulsa Memorial coach Eric Savage said of Downing. "I can’t say enough about him.”
Alex Miller led the No. 9 Zebras (25-3) with 16 points.