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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wolves stumble in first round

  • Southeast High School flexed its seventh-ranked muscle Thursday as the Class 5A Spartans downed Shawnee 68-44 in the first round of the Arvest Bank/Sehorn Yamaha Shawnee Invitational at the Shawnee High School Performing Arts and Athletic Center.
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  • Southeast High School flexed its seventh-ranked muscle Thursday as the Class 5A Spartans downed Shawnee 68-44 in the first round of the Arvest Bank/Sehorn Yamaha Shawnee Invitational at the Shawnee High School Performing Arts and Athletic Center.
     
    The Wolves are unranked in 5A.
     
    Southeast never trailed after Ricardo Deluna dropped in the initial tip from beyond the arc, and the first quarter ended with the host Wolves in a 21-7 rut.
     
    Shawnee trailed 37-17 at the end of the first half.
    The Wolves got a little life in the third quarter as Trey Maston led the charge. The 5-9 junior was on target for four 3-point field goals in the stanza, the third of which cut Southeast’s lead down to 13 points with 4 minutes to go.
     
    Southeast was still firing on all cylinders, however, and the Spartans went on an 11-3 spurt from there to notch a 54-33 advantage to carry into the last period.
     
    Southeast out-scored the Wolves 14-11 over the final eight minutes.
     
    Maston, with his five treys, ended the game with a team-high 17 points. Theo Berry added eight for the Wolves, and Don Murphy supplied seven.
     
    The Wolves hit 50 percent (9-for-18) of their free throws, with Luke Laster leading at 4-for-6. Murphy was 3-for-4, and Marquese Tramble went 2-for-3.
     
    The Spartans picked up 20 points at the foul line in 31 attempts (64.5 percent). Leading scorer Rashawn Thomas, who finished with 25 points, went 5-for-12, while teammate Deshawn McDowell went 6-for-6 on his way to a dozen total points, and Romello Roberson was 3-for-4 en route to garnering 11 points.
     
    Southeast’s Jashawn Talton, who finished with nine points, was 5-for-7 on free throws.
     
    The loss drops Shawnee into Friday’s 11 a.m. consolation game versus Sapulpa. Southeast will face Class 5A’s third-ranked Coweta at 8 p.m. in the semifinals. Coweta defeated Sapulpa in the opening round, 55-48.
     
    In other boys’ bracket games Thursday, Stillwater was a 60-39 winner over Choctaw, and Class 6A’s No. 18 Norman North dropped Class 5A’s No. 11 El Reno, 65-44.
     
    Norman North and Stillwater will meet at 5 p.m. Friday in the semifinals, and El Reno and Choctaw will face off at 2 p.m. on the consolation side.
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