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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Lady Wolves take crown, Wolves take third at tourney

  • Class 5A’s top-ranked Shawnee Lady Wolves hit 6A’s No. 6 Norman North with a 45-36 loss Saturday, thereby claiming the title of the East Central Oklahoma Classic.
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  • Class 5A’s top-ranked Shawnee Lady Wolves hit 6A’s No. 6 Norman North with a 45-36 loss Saturday, thereby claiming the title of the East Central Oklahoma Classic.
     
    The Lady Wolves (12-1) picked up 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists from Bailey Taylor, who went 50 percent (3-for-6) from 3-point range. McKenzie Cooper was 7-for-9 from the free throw line in adding 13 points, and senior Micaela Yu posted a team-high nine rebounds to go with 11 points.
     
    Shaiann Tramble had four assists, and was joined by Cooper in being named to the all-tournament team. Yu was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
     
    “Our kids came out and battled and stuck to the game plan. I’m really proud of the way we’re maturing as a young team,” said SHS head coach Wendi Wells.
     
    The Lady Wolves finished at 16-for-26 (61.5 percent) on charity tosses.
     
    Shawnee led 15-9 after one quarter, and 28-21 at the half. A low-scoring third quarter had Shawnee on top 31-25 to start the fourth.
     
    Norman North’s Bri Kuesterrstefen led all scorers with 22 points.
     
    Shawnee’s boys also had a stellar day at the East Central Oklahoma Classic, slamming host Ada by a 51-30 count to take third place.
     
    Trey Maston tied Ada’s Cory Kilby for high-scoring honors with 14, and Shawnee’s T.J. Blochowiak finished with a dozen points — 11 of which came in the Wolves’ 20-7 run over the final eight minutes.
     
    The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter, and Shawnee held a 25-18 edge at the break.
     
    “We really played outstanding defense in the second half,” said Shawnee coach Ron Arthur. “It was a really good half for us.”
     
    The Wolves improved to 5-8.
     
    Shawnee was 14-for-26 (53.8 percent) as a team on foul shots.
     
    Shawnee will host Bishop McGuinness Tuesday. The girls will tip off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.

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