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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee boys falter in second round

  • A fourth-quarter turnover problem was too much for Shawnee’s boys to overcome Friday night as they dropped a 48-43 decision to Ponca City at the East Central Oklahoma Classic.
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  • A fourth-quarter turnover problem was too much for Shawnee’s boys to overcome Friday night as they dropped a 48-43 decision to Ponca City at the East Central Oklahoma Classic.
     
    Shawnee led 33-30 entering the fourth quarter but lost the advantage when PC’s Robert Nanni hit a 3-point field goal for a 42-39 lead.
     
    The Wolves were within two points with 48 seconds to play but missed a layup following a steal. Ponca City then iced the game by hitting several free throws.
     
    “We were sloppy,” said Shawnee coach Ron Arthur. “We had a boatload of turnovers. We didn’t take care of the ball down the stretch when they were making their run.”
     
    Shawnee committed turnovers on four consecutive fourth-quarter possessions.
     
    Luke Laster, who knocked down three field goals from beyond the 3-point line, led Shawnee with 13 points. Two of his treys came in the third quarter.
     
    Marquese Tramble posted 11 points for Shawnee while teammate Trey Maston chipped in with eight.
     
    Jordan Shook was Ponca City’s high scorer with 16 points, and Nanni chipped in with 13.
     
    Shawnee, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped, dropped to 4-8 on the season.
     
    Shawnee will play the loser of Friday’s Stillwater-Ada game at 5:30 p.m. today in a third-place battle.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.

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