SHAWNEE – A second half surge led the Shawnee girls to a 43-37 win over El Reno Tuesday night.
Trailing 20-13 going into the third, Makyra Tramble put up an and-one and 3-pointer to score six quick points for the Lady Wolves en route to a 16-5 rally in the quarter to take a 29-25 lead.
“I thought they did a great job. I was really proud of them being able to come back against a really good team,” coach Wendi Wells said.
Tramble kicked off another 8-2 run in the fourth, capped on two free throws by Ashley Kasterke for a 37-27 lead with 1:42 remaning. The girls went 8-of-10 down the stretch from the charity stripe to hold off a Lady Indians comeback.
Tramble completed the game with 15 points to lead the Lady Wolves. Kasterke and Kasey Rice each had seven and Kyla Tarpey had six.
The Shawnee girls fell behind early and struggled around the floor in the first half, falling behind 10-5 by the end of the first. Kasterke missed the backend of two free-throw shots but earned the putback on the miss to put up three points of a 5-0 run in the second, their biggest of the half.
“We underestimated them. We won big the last time we played them and just came in kind of lethargic... it just didn't seem like we really had that fire in our eyes,” Wells said.
The Lady Wolves, No. 4 in Class 5A with a record of 12-5, will host No. 11 Carl Albert (11-7) Friday in their homecoming game. It is a makeup from a cancellation on January 13.