Junior Trey Maston lived up to his name Friday as Shawnee’s Wolves defeated Sapulpa, 73-67, in consolation action at the Arvest Bank/Sehorn Yamaha Shawnee Invitational at the Shawnee High School Performing Arts and Athletic Center.
Maston unleashed a wicked volley of 3-point field goals, including five in what proved to be a turning-point third quarter. Maston finished with seven treys on the day, and walked away with a game-high 31 points.
“I’m just glad that my shots were falling to help my team in a game we needed to win,” Maston said. “We needed that win. We want to win at least two for this tournament, and we’re sitting in a tough spot for playoffs, so every win counts.”
The Wolves will get their shot at a second tournament win when they face Class 5A’s No. 11 El Reno at 2 p.m. today in the consolation championship. Shawnee is 1-0 against the Indians this season, topping then No. 10 El Reno 49-40 on Jan. 8.
Shawnee and Sapulpa traded the lead twice in the first quarter Friday, with the Wolves going as far in front as 9-1 on — you guessed it — a rainmaker by Maston at the 6:05 mark. Shawnee stalled out and the Chieftains whittled at the lead, and went on top 16-13 to start the second stanza.
Sapulpa maintained the advantage almost exclusively, surviving a brief three-point deficit to go up 34-27 at halftime.
Cue Maston’s heroics.
He opened with a bomb just 33 seconds into the second half, and methodically hit one nearly every two minutes from there. His connection at the 5:43 mark knotted the score at 36, and he later cemented Shawnee’s lead when he followed two technical foul shots with his fifth and final trey of the quarter.
The Wolves led 48-43 to start the fourth.
“That was a great come-from-behind win for us,” said SHS coach Ron Arthur. “With such a young team, every game is a learning experience, and today we learned how to come from behind against a solid 6A team and get the job done. I’m proud of the guys for their efforts.”
Theo Berry netted 14 total points as Shawnee improved to 6-10. Luke Laster pitched in with nine.
The Wolves connected on 10 of 12 free throws, while the Chieftains finished at 19-for-28. Three Sapulpa players reached double figures, led by Ben Johnson at 18.
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Sapulpa faces Choctaw at 11 a.m. Friday in the seventh-place game.
In the boys’ semifinals Friday, Norman North dropped Stillwater 76-62, and Southeast edged Coweta 58-50. Southeast and Norman North will play at 8 p.m. today for the tournament title, and Coweta and Stillwater will face off at 5 p.m. for third place.