Through a volley of 3-point field goals, it was the very last one that spelled doom for Shawnee’s Wolves.
With the game tied at 67, the Wolves fell by a 70-67 count as Springdale (Ark.) Har-Ber dropped in a rainmaker as time expired Friday night at Tulsa Union High School.
It was the second down-to-the-wire loss for Ron Arthur and Class 5A’s No. 19 Wolves this week.
“It was a great effort to get back into the game,” said Arthur, whose crew is now 1-6 on the season. “We did a fantastic job of getting ourselves into position. We just needed one more stop.”
Shawnee led 14-13 after the first quarter, but trailed 33-32 at the break. The game remained close throughout, and Don Murphy got a late putback that knotted the score at 67.
The ball was tipped out of bounds with 1.8 seconds remaining, and the Wildcats were able to hit the long-range shot off the inbounds pass.
Shawnee’s Trey Maston netted eight treys in finishing with a career-high 32 points. Six of those bombs, as well as 24 of his total, came in the first half.
Each team finished with 10 shots from 3-point range.
Murphy came away with 15 points. The Wolves were 7-for-12 on free throws.
Shawnee will host Ada Tuesday.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.