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Class 6A boys: Putnam West defeats Muskogee

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, Modified: March 11, 2010 at 11:12 pm •  Published: March 11, 2010

> Neal led the way with 17 points while Fields added 15. Josiah Campbell had 11.

Neal also had 10 rebounds.

“Tyler amd Amric have been in big-time atmospheres in summer games but this is different,” Wilkinson said. “We really wanted to get here last year to get them a taste of it at least but at least we got through it all right.”

Muskogee was led by Donte Wartson’s 15. Oren Faulk added 12.

The Patriots led by as many as eight points in the second quarter before Muskogee came back to take the lead going into the break.

The Roughers scored the last nine points of the half to end the second quarter up 21-20.

But Putnam West came out firing in the third, starting the second half with a 13-3 run to recapture momentum.

But Muskogee didn’t give in, clawing back on the back of Wartson.

Wartson scored the Roughers’ first 12 points of the second half.

The Roughers tied it and took the lead on Faulk’s free throws just under two minutes into the fourth quarter.

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