Midwest City senior Jasauen Beard admits the Bombers overlooked Guthrie during Thursday's opener of the Mid-Del Holiday Invitational.
They certainly didn't overlook Northwest Classen on Friday, routing the Knights 60-23 in the semifinals behind Beard's 18 points and seven rebounds.
“We didn't play our best game, didn't play together and we underestimated them a little bit,” said Beard, an Oral Roberts signee. “Tonight, we came out and tried to play together instead of playing individual ball.”
Midwest City, ranked No. 8 in Class 6A girls, plays Broken Arrow in the tournament finals at 6 p.m. Saturday in Del City.
Broken Arrow beat Del City 75-53 Friday behind 16 points apiece from Ashlyn McBride and Toree Thompson.
Midwest City used a six-point spurt in the final minute of the first quarter that carried over into an 11-0 run to start the second to pull away.
It was that spurt that left Midwest City coach Art Bode happier than Thursday, when the Bombers beat Guthrie 57-50.
“We got our energy going, and that's when we started kind of pushing out and running a little more,” he said. “That's when we started having success.”
Ireon Smith and Kerri Williams each scored eight points for the Bombers.
Mikala Wilson led Northwest with eight points and seven rebounds.
HERITAGE HALL TOPS CASCIA HALL
Tulsa signee Erika Wakefield felt right at home in her future city, scoring 21 points to lead No. 8 Heritage Hall to a 65-51 victory against Cascia Hall in the Cascia Hall Festival.
The Chargers led 57-39 after three quarters and improved to 3-1 on the year. They play Holland Hall on Saturday in the festival.
Morgan Meacham added 16 points for Heritage Hall.
ROBERTS CONTINUES HIGH SCORING
Classen SAS freshman Taylor Roberts continued lighting up the scoreboard with 33 points in a 63-36 win against Douglass in the Bricktown Bash at Crooked Oak.