Girls high school roundup: Second-half defense lifts Norman North in Crosstown Clash
Timberwolves' outside shooting from Bri Kuestersteffen and Tia Williams complement defensive effort against Norman.
Photoview all photos
NewsOK Related Articles
Class 5A No. 18 Chickasha dominated the second half to pull off a 62-52 upset over No. 1 Shawnee at home.
The loss was Shawnee's first since Dec. 8.
Shawnee led 27-24 at halftime, but the Chicks outscored the Wolves 38-35 to pull off the upset.
Alex Stewart led Chickasha with 17 points, hitting 7 of her 8 second-half free throws to help Chickasha take control. She scored seven of her points in the fourth.
Dominique Golightly added 14 and Sierra Hamilton 13 in the win.
McKenzie Cooper and Micaela Yu had 16 each for Shawnee.
EDMOND SANTA FE ESCAPES
Edmond Santa Fe coach Paul Bass said it was an attention-getter.
As the top-ranked Wolves now look ahead to next week's playoffs, Friday's 46-39 win at Edmond North was a reminder that a third consecutive state championship will have to be earned.
“Anybody can win if they're on their game. Edmond North was on their game, and we won, but it got our attention,” Bass said. “And we'll (coaches) get their attention in the next three practices.”
Tamara Lee scored 19 points to lead Santa Fe, which held a small lead most of the second half, but never got up enough to be comfortable.
Jhordyn Patton had 10 points for Edmond North, which opens the postseason at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against Choctaw at Putnam City.
Santa Fe will host U.S. Grant at 8 p.m. Thursday.
“The seven seniors that came through the last two years, they earned those championship rings — and so did some of these girls,” Bass said. “But now they've got to go out and prove that they can go do it for themselves.”
Jenny Roy had 24 points as No. 16 Edmond Memorial pulled off a 48-47 upset over No. 4 Southmoore in overtime. ... Regan Smith scored 14 to help No. 20 El Reno to a 35-34 win over No. 13 Guthrie. ... Jayden Oliver's 19 points helped Putnam City to a 50-46 win over Choctaw. ... Mallory Brothers scored 23 to lead Mustang to a 55-32 win over Putnam City West. ... Erika Wakefield and Carter Cloud combined for 41 points to help Heritage Hall to a 77-49 win over Harding Prep. Wakefield had 23 to lead the Chargers.