Girls basketball roundup: Westmoore falls to Tulsa Washington

Jaguars led 19-8 after one quarter, but Tulsa Washington defense clamped down and rallied back for a victory.
BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: January 6, 2012
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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.

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