Senior guard Ronnie Boyce made a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to give third-ranked Putnam City a 65-62 win at No. 10 Edmond North Tuesday night.
The 30-footer was Boyce's fifth 3-pointer of the night, and Putnam City's 11th on just 18 attempts. Boyce finished with a game-high 27 points, and Richmarr Smith added 15 as the Pirates improved to 14-1.
Carlbe Ervin led Edmond North with 19 points, as all five Edmond North scorers reached double-figures.
SANTA FE HOLDS OFF MUSTANG
Edmond Santa Fe used strong defense in the second quarter to build a big lead at Mustang, then spent the second half trying to hold onto it.
Santa Fe's lead peaked at 19 in the third quarter, and 12th-ranked Mustang cut it to 61-58 in the closing minutes. But the 11th-ranked Wolves held on for a 72-66 win.
“Even when we got up big, we knew they were gonna keep coming at us,” first-year Edmond Santa Fe coach Lenny Hatchett said. “The second quarter was the difference. If we didn't have the second quarter we had, we may lose the basketball game. We did a heck of a job on the defensive end.”
Behind a barrage of 3-pointers, Santa Fe outscored the Broncos 22-6 in the second quarter for a 38-21 halftime lead.
Sophomore Curran Scott made four 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 18 points, while Dashon Bell added 15.
Mustang sophomore Terrell Williams had a game-high 22 points, hitting four 3s, and Jakolby Long added 18 points.
EL RENO UPSETS CARL ALBERT
Justin Harris made eight 3-pointers, and El Reno needed every one of them.
Harris scored 27 points as 11th-ranked Class 5A El Reno upset No. 4 Carl Albert 69-67 at Carl Albert.
Javeion Gray led Carl Albert with 17 points, as four Titan scorers reached double-figures.
BIGS LEAD IRISH
Bishop McGuinness coach Tondrell Durham was concerned about how his team would handle its first game back after winning the McGuinness Classic on Saturday.
Tuesday night's 57-38 win at Shawnee wasn't perfect, but Durham will take it.
“I call it the ‘after Classic hangover,'” Durham said. “It's always been a tough one for us that next game. But we came out and got the job done.”
The inside combination of Will Lienhard, the Irish's 6-foot-7 sophomore, and David Love led the way, combining for 24 points and 21 rebounds.
Lienhard had 13 points, 12 rebounds and added five blocks.
“When those two big guys are working together, it's tough on either end,” Durham said.
The Irish outrebounded Shawnee 40-18. Stephen Amalong led McGuinness with 17 points.
JOHN MARSHALL DOWNS BETHANY
John Marshall overpowered ninth-ranked Class 4A Bethany in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 66-56 win.
Junior guard Devion Smith led the No. 12 Bears with 20 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. Tyler Harrison scored seven of his 14 in the fourth as well, as the Bears outscored Bethany 24-11.
Kyle Bottger had a game-high 26 points for Bethany.
Wichita State signee Shaquille Morris scored 30 points in Edmond Memorial's 73-65 win over Southmoore. ... Westmoore rallied to defeat Moore 74-66 behind 29 points from Trey Ayala. ... Southeast's Rashawn Thomas had 34 points in an 83-51 win over U.S. Grant. ... Piedmont got 19 points from Cameron Peters and 18 from Adrion Williams in a 52-46 win over Guthrie.