For No. 1 Midwest City, success starts on the defensive end, and that's what lifted the Bombers to a 67-39 regional final win over Putnam City North. Midwest City's pressure defense allowed only 13 first-half points while building a 20-point lead at the break.
Torey Noel had 16 points, Kesean Brown had 14 and Daryck Jones had 12 for the Bombers, who will take on Edmond Santa Fe in the area winner's bracket next week.
SANTA FE UPSETS LAWTON EISENHOWER
Curran Scott led Edmond Santa Fe with 19 points as the Wolves upset host Lawton Eisenhower 59-49. Santa Fe got 12 points from Daron Mims and 10 from Kade Jacobs in the win.
CARL ALBERT HOLDS OFF DEL CITY
Junior Cameron Warren scored 27 points as Carl Albert took down rival Del City 66-58.
Jared Price had 17 points and Javeion Gray had 11 for the Titans. Del City, which led 28-27 at halftime, got 20 points from Stephen Edwards.
LOVE HAS 20 IN IRISH WIN
Top-ranked Bishop McGuinness advanced to the Class 5A area winner's bracket with a 56-51 win over Western Heights, behind 20 points from David Love.
Three other Irish players reached double-figures. Tim Tullis led Western Heights with 18 points.
BREWER'S BIG HALF LIFTS TECUMSEH
Tecumseh kept its season alive behind 34 points from Alan Brewer in an 81-58 win over Cache.
Brewer scored 27 in the second half as the Savages pulled away from a five-point halftime lead.
Luke McGrath had 16 points as Bethany avoided elimination in a 54-46 win over Mount St. Mary. ... Stillwater got 35 points from Rico Thompson, but it wasn't enough in a 76-71 overtime loss to Tulsa Union. The Redskins were led by Jeff Mead, who had 24 of his 27 points after halftime.