Class 6A No. 19 Westmoore fell to 4-5 on Friday after blowing an 11-point first-quarter lead and losing 44-37 to Tulsa Washington at the Westmoore Lady Jaguar Classic.
The Jaguars led 19-8 after one quarter, but the Washington defense clamped down and held Westmoore in check the rest of the game.
“Their defense changed, and it really slowed us down,” said Westmoore coach Andrea Guziec. “We never really made any adjustments.”
Westmoore was led in scoring by seniors Brittany Alavinejad and Leslie Branch, who each scored nine.
“We're going to learn a lot form this game after we watch the film,” Guziec said. “We really learned that you can't rely just on a first-quarter lead.”
Westmoore, which beat No. 10 Mustang to open the tournament, will play Putnam City North in the third-place game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
The Panthers also were victims to a comeback in Friday's second round. PC North led Sapulpa by five points at halftime, but scored just two points in the third quarter and lost 49-40.
Sapulpa and Tulsa Washington will play for the tournament title on Saturday at 6 p.m.
SEBOCK LEADS TITANS PAST NORMAN
Carl Albert senior Aaliyah Sebock's big first half helped the Titans recover from Thursday's loss by beating Norman 49-43 on Friday at the Westmoore Lady Jaguars Classic.
Sebock hit five 3-pointers in the first half — accounting for 15 of Carl Albert's 22 halftime points — and finished with 21 for the game.
“She shot the ball so well in the first half, that it really opened things up in the interior for us in the second half,” said Carl Albert coach Tim Price.
“Anytime you don't win on the first day of a tournament, it's a challenge to get the girls focused and feeling like a losers' bracket game is important.”
The Titans lost 48-44 to Sapulpa to open the Westmoore tournament on Thursday.
Carl Albert, ranked third in Class 5A, improved to 6-2 on the season with the win.
“It was very important to win today,” Sebock said. “We can't just come in and lose two in a row. That would really come back to bite us when we get closer to regionals.”
Sophomore Taylor Ely led Norman with 22 points. Ely hit seven 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds.
Carl Albert will play Mustang in the tournament's fifth-place game on Saturday at 3 p.m. Mustang advanced by beating Lawton Eisenhower 46-32 on Friday.
Norman and Lawton Eisenhower will play in Saturday's seventh-place game at 1:30 Saturday.
EDMOND MEMORIAL, SHAWNEE TO PLAY FOR ADA TOURNEY TITLE
Two Oklahoma City-area powers will clash for the East Central Classic title at Ada High School on Saturday.
Class 6A No. 4 Edmond Memorial and 5A No. 2 Shawnee will play Saturday at 7 p.m.
Edmond Memorial advanced by beating Choctaw 44-31 on Friday. Senior Alie Decker, a Wichita State signee, led the Bulldogs with 17 points.
Shawnee, meanwhile, topped Stillwater to get to the title game.
HERITAGE HALL HOLDS OFF BYNG
Junior Carter Cloud led Heritage Hall with 19 points in its 58-56 win over Byng at the CD Warehouse Classic in Bethel on Friday.
The Chargers trailed by six after the first quarter, but took a lead after the second and third quarters. Byng outscored Heritage Hall 21-20 in the fourth, but the Chargers were able to hold on.
Sophomore Erika Wakefield added 16 points for Heritage Hall, which will play in the tournament championship game on Saturday.