Tecumseh’s Savages, ranked 11th in Class 4A, remained unbeaten on the season with a 63-45 win over Ada Friday night.
The Savages trailed 4-0 early, and the Cougars cut a Tecumseh lead to two in the third before the Savages erupted for a 23-10 run in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Following a 64-59 win over Ada in last weeks’ Bison Invitational championship game, Tecumseh is 2-0 this season against the Cougars as the Savages have outscored them by a combined 44-15 in the fourth quarters.
Tecumseh led 11-10 after one quarter, and 25-19 at the half. The Savages were up just 40-35 to start the fourth.
“We just wore them out,” said THS head coach Eric Litherland. “Our guys do a good job defensively, and when we shoot the ball like we did tonight, we’ll be a tough team to beat.”
The Savages were 10-for-18 from 3-point range, with half of those coming from Alan Brewer. Brewer’s 15 was a team-high for Tecumseh, and teammate Clayton Baquera added his season-best 13 to go with seven assists and five rebounds.
Darian Permetter and Julio Hukill ended the night with 11 points each — Permetter with a pair of treys and Hukill with nine of his total in the fourth quarter.
Hukill also had four boards and a blocked shot in the final eight minutes.
“He was an animal in the fourth,” Litherland said.
Tecumseh will host McLoud Tuesday, then go to Jones Dec. 21 for a make-up contest.
Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.
Lady Cougars stifle Tecumseh
Sam Jewett scored 17 points and the Ada Lady Cougars snared a 39-24 victory over Tecumseh Friday night.
The game was a rematch of last Thursday’s Bison Invitational first-round game, which Ada took 36-29. The Lady Cougars went on to claim second place in the tournament, while the Lady Savages fell to sixth.
Jalyn Williams led Tecumseh with eight. Hilary Babbit added seven for the Lady Savages, who found themselves in a 24-10 hole at the half and could not climb out.
Aaliyah Blakely added 14 for the home team.
Tecumseh will host McLoud Tuesday.
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Note: Report compiled by Chuck Porter.