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Girls basketball: Edmond Santa Fe gets revenge on Putnam City

by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: January 22, 2013
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Edmond Santa Fe's girls basketball team had waited a long time for its revenge.

The Class 6A No. 1 Wolves finally got it Tuesday, beating No. 10 Putnam City 52-38.

On Nov. 30, the Pirates beat Santa Fe 59-58, the Wolves' first loss in nearly two years.

“We realized what happened in that game and fixed it,” Santa Fe coach Paul Bass said. “They were focused all this week getting ready for this one, and that definitely showed in how we played defense.”

That defensive intensity showed from the outset, as the Wolves allowed Putnam City just two first-quarter points, those coming on free throws in the final seconds.

“I felt like we did everything we needed to do in this game,” Santa Fe's Cameerah Graves said. “The effort was there this time, and we worked together as a team.”

Santa Fe led 12-1 after one and 25-8 at halftime.

Graves and Aahliyah Jackson each had 11 to lead Santa Fe.

Bass said he discussed with his team the dangers of thinking too much about getting back at the Pirates and not about what caused them to lose the earlier game.

“We talked about making sure we weren't just fired up to beat them but that we were focused on doing what we needed to do to be successful,” Bass said. “We had a plan to slow down certain players and to play defense the way we had lately and that's what we did.”

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With several young players still finding their way at the varsity level, the No. 17 Edmond Memorial girls have had moments of brilliance and moments of difficulty throughout the season.

Tuesday night was the former. Sophomore Jenny Roy scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 47-34 win at No. 8 Midwest City.

“I wouldn't say we've struggled lately, but we've lost some games we probably shouldn't have,” coach Dandy Peeler said. “I know we have lots of potential; we're just not using our weapons correctly. Tonight we figured it out.”

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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