Tecumseh fell behind by eight at halftime Friday, but dished out a 35-21 effort down the stretch to dispatch Class 4A's 11th-ranked Harrah panthers 55-49.
Tecumseh fell behind by eight at halftime Friday, but dished out a 35-21 effort down the stretch to dispatch Class 4A's 11th-ranked Harrah panthers 55-49. Tecumseh's Julio Hukill piled on a game-high 22 points, and finished with a double-double as he led the game with 14 rebounds. Six of his boards were of the offensive variety. “That was a huge win for us,” said THS coach Eric Litherland. The Savages improved to 2-0. Darian Permetter was 3-for-5 from outside the arch — two in the third quarter — as he finished with 11 points. Zack Manek led Harrah with 10, while top scorer Collin Jennings was held to nine points. “Our guys did a good job of defending him,” Litherland said. Tecumseh is off until taking on Chandler at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the OBU Tournament in Shawnee. Despite a strong start, Tecumseh's girls suffered their first loss of the season Friday, falling at home to Harrah, 49-35. The Lady Savages led 13-6 after the first eight minutes and 19-18 at halftime. But the Lady Panthers rallied in the third quarter and finished with a 21-point fourth quarter. Sutv Meely led Tecumseh (1-1) with a game-high 15 points. She was followed by Sam Schovanec with nine points and Gabby Rice with seven. Hilary Babbit contributed four points. Harrah had two players score in double digits as Allie Holcombe tallied 11 points and Blake Blessington added 10. The Lady Savages return to action Thursday in the OBU Tournament. Tecumseh is scheduled to face Ada at 1:30 p.m. Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith and Brian King.