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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Shawnee boys lose heartbreaker on last-second shot

  • Shawnee’s basketballers know all about heartbreak after Del City capped a remarkable comeback Friday with a 44-43 victory over the Wolves in a Class 5A regional tournament elimination game at Carl Albert High School.
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  • Shawnee’s basketballers know all about heartbreak after Del City capped a remarkable comeback Friday with a 44-43 victory over the Wolves in a Class 5A regional tournament elimination game at Carl Albert High School.
     
    Shawnee appeared in complete control, forging a 32-21 lead after three quarters.
     
    Luke Laster gave Shawnee its final lead at 43-41 with a two-point field goal, but with 1.5 seconds remaining, Del City’s Steven Edwards drained a 3-point field goal to end Shawnee’s season.
     
    “Their kid just pulled up and hit the shot,” Shawnee assistant coach Darin Greene said. “We had a man right in his face. We did everything right defensively on the play.”
     
    Shawnee, up 19-17 at the half, out-scored Del City 13-4 in the third quarter for the short-lived 11-point advantage.
     
    Theo Berry, one of four SHS seniors, collected 16 points and Laster chipped in with 15. Both players had one 3-point field goal. No other Shawnee player had more than four points.
     
    Edwards finished with 13 points, including three 3-point field goals.
     
    Shawnee was 5-of-7 from the free throw line for the game, and Del City was 5-of-8.
     
    The Wolves finished the season at 9-15.
     
    “We played great defense. They just hit some shots in the fourth quarter,” Greene said. “I am proud of the seniors and their leadership.”
     
    In addition to Berry, Shawnee seniors Landon Greene, Wolf Kienzle and Tyler Lonelodge completed their prep basketball careers.
     
    Note: Report compiled by Fred Fehr.

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