High school notebook: Mustang soccer teams still unbeaten

The Mustang boys soccer team remained unbeaten on the season with a 3-2 victory over Bishop McGuinness on Tuesday night in the Broncos' district opener.
By Ryan Aber, Scott Wright and Ed Godfrey Published: March 27, 2013
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Clarke averaged 16.9 points in helping the Bulldogs to the third round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Marquette.

Clarke scored 41 points combined in Butler's two tournament games, including 24 against Marquette.

For the season, Clarke shot nearly 41 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Clarke finished his high school career with 3,758 points and helped the Crdinals to the 3A state title as a senior.

TIMBERWOLVES FIND THE NET

Norman North had stumbled out of the gate to open the soccer season, losing two of its first three games.

But the defending state and national champion Timberwolves downed Edmond Memorial, 4-0, on Tuesday night in their district opener, finally breaking out of their scoring slump.

Mauro Cichero scored two goals while Jonathan Newton and Luke Moore each added one.

“We played really well,” said Norman North coach Geo Claros. “We have defended well every single game. We have given up one goal in four games. We had been struggling to score.”

The Timberwolves two losses this season were to Broken Arrow and Norman, both on penalty kicks. Norman North hosts U.S. Grant on Tuesday before leaving for a tournament in Alabama the following weekend.

 

STATE STARS STILL IN ACTION

All of the former state standouts were beaten out in the first two rounds of the NCAA Men's Tournament, with Butler's Rotnei Clarke (Verdigris) and Iowa State's Tyrus McGee (Stringtown) coming closest to advancing to the Sweet 16.

On the women's side, though, three Oklahoma high school alums helped their teams advance to the Sweet 16.

None was bigger than former Sequoyah-Tahlequah star Angel Goodrich, who helped 12th-seeded Kansas pull off a pair of upsets.

Goodrich had 20 points and eight assists in a 75-69 win over South Carolina in the second round after posting 14 points and eight assists in an opening 67-52 win over Colorado.

In Kansas' win over South Carolina, former Norman standout Ashley Bruner had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Gamecocks in the loss.

Goodrich's Jayhawks play top-seeded Notre Dame at 11 a.m. Sunday in Norfolk, Va.

Former Star Spencer standout Sharane Campbell also had a big start to the tournament, averaging 17 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals for Oklahoma in tournament wins over Central Michigan and UCLA.

The sixth-seeded Sooners play No. 2 Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Oklahoma City.

Duke's Richa Jackson, a former Midwest City standout, started for the Blue Devils in wins over Hampton and Oklahoma State, totaling five points, two steals and three rebounds.

The No. 2-seed Blue Devils play No. 6 Nebraska at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Norfolk.