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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Top-ranked Lady Wolves hammer Capitol Hill, 74-12

  • Ten Lady Wolves scored and the bench provided 31 points Thursday night as Shawnee put together a lopsided 74-12 win over Capitol Hill in the opening round of a Class 5A regional tournament at Shawnee High School’s Performing Arts and Athletic Center.
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  • Ten Lady Wolves scored and the bench provided 31 points Thursday night as Shawnee put together a lopsided 74-12 win over Capitol Hill in the opening round of a Class 5A regional tournament at Shawnee High School’s Performing Arts and Athletic Center.
     
    The top-ranked Lady Wolves exploded for a 20-1 first-quarter lead, and out-manned Capitol Hill found itself in a 49-8 rut by halftime.
     
    The Lady Redskins trailed 62-12 after three quarters, and were held scoreless over the final eight minutes of play.
     
    Shawnee senior Micaela Yu led all scorers with 16 points, and 14 of those came in the first half — 12 in the Lady Wolves’ 29-point second quarter.
     
    Head coach Wendi Wells substituted liberally, and sophomore Briana Wood led Shawnee’s bench with a dozen points. Sophomore Niki Yu and freshman Tyan Maytubby combined for 15 points.
     
    “It’s exciting that they got to play at home in front of their friends and family, especially in the playoffs,” Wells said of her subs. “They come to practice every day. They come in and battle every day and they help make us who we are, and we’re excited for them.”
    Shawnee forced 20 turnovers on the night, gaining 25 points from those. The Lady Wolves scored 10 points of off turnovers in the first quarter, and another 13 in the second quarter.
     
    Shawnee turned the ball over 11 times.
     
    The Lady Wolves opened with a 10-0 run after taking the initial tip, and Capitol Hill’s lone first-quarter point came as Starsha Jones hit the back end of a two-shot visit to the free throw line with 3:12 left. That nine-point deficit was as close as the Lady Redskins ever got.
     
    Aside from the five starters, Capitol Hill had just one substitute available.
     
    The Lady Redskins finished at 3-for-8 (37.5 percent) on foul shots, and the Lady Wolves were 3-for-6 for 50 percent. Alexis Freeman led in that category at 2-for-4, and junior McKenzie Cooper went 1-for-2 en route to finishing with nine points on the night.
     
    Sophomore Shaiann Tramble netted two of Shawnee’s three shots from long range to finish with six points.
     
    Tameia Eberson was Capitol Hill’s leading scorer at five points.
     
    Now 22-2 on the season, Shawnee will encounter Suburban Conference foe El Reno 1:30 p.m. Saturday for the regional crown. El Reno bested Bishop McGuinness 57-39 in Thursday’s opening round.
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    The Lady Wolves are 1-0 against the Lady Indians this season, having beaten then No. 18 El Reno 60-29 on Jan. 8. El Reno finished the regular season ranked 20th.
     
    Jentri Thompson led the Lady Indians over McGuinness Thursday with a game-high 13 points, and teammates Taleigh Davis and Regan Owen finished with 11 and 10, respectively. Torie Shanbour led the Lady Irish with a dozen.
     
    El Reno led McGuinness 13-4 after the first quarter, and 32-10 at the half.
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