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.
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: February 15, 2013
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photo - Norman High's Lexi Seburg tries to stop Haley Woodard on a fast break layup as the Norman High School Tigers play the Norman North Timberwolves on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013  in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Norman High's Lexi Seburg tries to stop Haley Woodard on a fast break layup as the Norman High School Tigers play the Norman North Timberwolves on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Norman, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

CHICKASHA UPSETS TOP-RANKED SHAWNEE

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.”

TIP-INS

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.

by Ryan Aber
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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