For the first time since 1996, Mustang is headed to the state tournament.
The fifth-ranked Broncos pulled away for a 61-49 win over Moore in a Class 6A boys basksetball west area consolation game Saturday night at Choctaw.
Mustang trailed at one point in the third quarter, but outscored the Lions 20-9 in the fourth to put the game away.
Mustang got 18 points from junior guard Terrell Williams, while sophomore forward Austin Meyer added 16 and another sophomore, Jakolby Long, had 13.
Diontre Cutliff had 17 points to lead Moore, which made a strong late-season run, but fell one win short of the state tournament.
Mustang will face Bixby in the first round of the state tournament next Thursday at a location and time to be announced Sunday.
McGuinness leaves no doubt
Class 5A No. 1 McGuinness was in danger of missing the state tournament following Friday’s upset loss to No. 6 El Reno, but the Irish made sure to erase any chance of missing the show with a 64-42 win over Guthrie on Saturday.
McGuinness took control early with its overbearing defense, grabbing a 31-13 halftime lead.
Brian Canfield led the Irish with 16 points, while Stephen Amalong and Stuart Krous had 14 apiece.
McGuinness will face Del City in Thursday’s first round of the Class 5A state tournament.
Piedmont holds off Lawton Mac
Lawton MacArthur tried to erase its early deficit, but Piedmont was able to seal up its spot in the Class 5A state tournament with a 68-56 victory.
Bre Reid scored 22 to lead three Wildcats in double-figures.
Piedmont led 32-15 at the half, before MacArthur fought its way back into the game in the third quarter.
The victory sets up a Suburban Conference showdown at state, pitting the Wildcats against defending champion Deer Creek on Thursday.
Chickasha eliminates El Reno
Dominique Golightly scored 18 points to lead Chickasha to a 48-42 win over El Reno and the team’s first state tournament appearance since 1995.
Chickasha will face No. 2 Tulsa East Central to open the state tournament on Thursday.