Despite a flurry of Prague 3-pointers in the second half, class 3A’s ninth-ranked Henryetta Knights escaped the Red Devils 55-46 Saturday night to claim the Prague Chamber Czech Holiday Classic tourney championship.
“We opened up shaky and we were hesitant against the press in the first half,” Prague coach David Day said. “We started off better in the second half, and we pushed them pretty good but couldn’t quite get the win.”
Henryetta opened the game on a 12-0 run, but Prague forced its way back into the game late in the second half.
Down just four with five minutes to play, the Devils (3-3) were forced into fouling situations. The unbeaten Knights made the most of the charity tosses, hitting 5-of-7 in the last quarter to seal the game.
Mark Montgomery led the bombing raid for Prague, nailing four treys on his way to a game-high 17 points. Tyler Ouderkirk had 12 and Tanner Thorpe chipped in 10 and two triples for the hosts.
The Knights’ Damon Mouss tied Montgomery for high-scoring honors with 17 points, while sidekick Blake Johnson netted 14.
Prague will head to Holdenville for a doubleheader with the Wolverines Tuesday.
Note: Reports compiled by Chuck Porter.