Douglass fought through foul trouble and a stout Southeast defensive performance for an 83-68 boys basketball win in a battle of highly ranked Oklahoma City schools.
Douglass, No. 2 in Class 4A, got 25 points from Stephen Clark, who did most of his work at the free-throw line to help the Trojans pull away in the second half.
Southeast jumped to an early lead, but Douglass fought back to lead 39-37 at halftime. But a quick 8-0 run to start the second half gave the Trojans enough cushion to hold on.
DeAngelo Smith had 19 points, Glen Banks had 16 and Trevon Threatt added 14 for Douglass. The Trojans' other starter, Deondre Clark, scored nine, as the starting lineup accounted for all 83 points.
Southeast, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A, was led by Rashawn Thomas with 21 points, while Deshawn McDowell scored 12 before suffering what appeared to be a serious injury.
With three minutes left in the game, McDowell drove into the lane and did not appear to draw any significant contact, but stumbled to the floor beneath the basket. He was kept immobile as he laid on the court for nearly 20 minutes awaiting an ambulance, and was loaded onto a stretcher with a neck brace. The severity of his injury was not known Tuesday night.
BOMBERS RESPOND TO STAY UNDEFEATED
Midwest City hasn't been pushed much this season.
But for the second consecutive game, the Class 6A No. 1 Bombers found themselves with their backs against the wall.
And again, Midwest City responded.
The Bombers pulled off a big run stretching nearly eight minutes of the second half to seize control and beat No. 18 Norman North 54-37 on the road Tuesday.
“We didn't panic,” Midwest City coach Dewayne Bradley said. “What I'm really happy about is we had to take time off the clock because of foul trouble and we still found ways to score.”
Midwest City's once double-digit lead was cut to five midway through the third before the Bombers took over with a 15-1 run that stretched deep into the fourth quarter.
The Bombers were behind at halftime of their Jenks/Union Invitational tournament final against Jenks on Saturday before winning 62-52.
With regular starter Torey Neal out, Louis Parker stepped into the starting lineup and helped Midwest City build its early lead. Parker scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in the first half. Mikey Smith added 11.
NORTH TOPS WEST IN PC SHOWDOWN
Putnam City North's Alex Clark scored 20 points, and T.J. Jones had 15 as the Panthers knocked off rival Putnam City West 74-70.
Omega Harris scored 22 points to lead PC West.
PC DOWNS MUSTANG
Behind a solid defensive performance and a 21-point outing from Ronnie Boyce, Putnam City topped Mustang 65-46.
Boyce was backed by Richmarr Smith's 17 points, while David Bush added 16 for the Pirates, ranked third in Class 6A.
EL RENO SNAGS OT WIN
Chickasha's Dominique Golightly had a game-high 24 points, but it wasn't enough for the Chicks in a 55-47 overtime loss to El Reno. The Indians were led by Mike Jones with 17 points, while Justin Brown added 15 and Justin Harris had 11.
Dillon Thompson and Tripp Fuller scored 24 points apiece to carry Westmoore to a 73-56 win over Del City. ... Four Harrah players scored in double-figures, led by Colin Jennings' 16 points, in a 58-47 win over McLoud. ... Coming off a championship at the Jones Tournament, Tecumseh got 21 points from Julio Hukill in a 76-64 win over Seminole. ... Tanner Tepe had 23 points as Heritage Hall downed Casady 67-55. ... Dale's Evan Anderson had 21 points — nine in the fourth quarter — in a 44-38 win over Christian Heritage.