CHICKASHA — Shawnee fell behind early to Chickasha, the No. 11 team in 4A, but the Wolves rallied to take a big fourth quarter lead and held on for a 69-61 win Friday night.
The Wolves trailed 11-4 early but they came back to tie the game at 22.
The first Shawnee Wolves’ lead, 29-28, came on a Ramey Harrison layup. Harrison struck again to end the half with the Wolves leading by three at 31-28.
Harrison - who led Shawnee with 20 points — started the third quarter with a basket to extend the lead.
Chase Morris converted two traditional three-point plays and Carson Meier scored five points to help the Wolves put some distance between themselves and the Fightin' Chicks.
On Shaun Willis's second circus shot in the lane, Shawnee found itself up 63-48 and in control of the game.
But Chickasha is a scrappy team with Brock Henderson - who had 20 Friday night - scoring off the dribble and several shooters who can score from deep.
The Fightin' Chicks cut the lead to six at 47-41 at one point and had possession, but the Wolves took control down the stretch and held on to win.
One problem Shawnee is still battling is free throw shooting. The Wolves were only 5 of 16.
Meier scored 15 and Morris added 14 for the Wolves. Daryl Busby scored five and Brayden McGinnis, Willis and LJ McKissick all had four. Tyler Huebert hit a three-pointer to wrap up the scoring.
Shawnee, ranked sixth in Class 5A, improved to 12-6. The Wolves will travel to top-ranked Carl Albert Monday night.