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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Meeker sets up semifinal showdown with Prague

  • Behind the powerful inside-outside duo of Taylor Standlee and Morgan Palmer, the Meeker Lady Bulldogs stampeded to a 67-41 opening-round win over Seminole in the 66 Conference Tournament at Perkins-Tryon High School Tuesday night.
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  • Behind the powerful inside-outside duo of Taylor Standlee and Morgan Palmer, the Meeker Lady Bulldogs stampeded to a 67-41 opening-round win over Seminole in the 66 Conference Tournament at Perkins-Tryon High School Tuesday night.
     
    Standlee did all of her damage from close range, going 9-of-14 from the field and 4-of-5 on charity tosses for a total of 22 points. Palmer, meanwhile, got hot from long range, knocking down five treys and both of her free-throw attempts en route to a 17-point outing.
     
    The Lady Bulldogs (12-3) were able to pull away from Seminole in the second half, stretching a seven-point halftime advantage to 21 after a huge third quarter.
     
    “We really turned up our defense in the third,” MHS head coach Lisa Pettitt said. “Seminole stayed with us in the first half, but our defense is really how we’ve been winning games.”
     
    Cortney Edmonds filled the box score for the Lady Bulldogs, racking up eight points and team-highs in assists (seven) and rebounds (five). Teammate Amaris Stanzell added six assists.
     
    Meeker, which shot 52 percent from the field, catapulted into the second round, where they will face 3A’s ninth-ranked Prague (13-3). The Lady Devils advanced thanks to a 59-12 demolition of Holdenville Monday.
     
    Seminole (4-10), which will face Holdenville in the consolation semifinals, was led in scoring by Whitney Sinor’s nine.
     
    In their Jan. 17 matchup with the Lady Wolverines, the Lady Chieftains fell, 48-25.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Chuck Porter.
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