SEMINOLE — Senior Shemmario Stephens compiled 28 points, including 11 in the deciding fourth quarter, as Seminole outlasted Tecumseh 64-59 Tuesday night.
Seminole, 13-3 overall and 2-0 versus Tecumseh, outscored the visitors 18-11 in the final quarter.
Stephens collected 20 second-half points.
Kason Clark and Adam Nance added 10 points apiece for Seminole. Nance also had a team-high 10 rebounds.
Tecumseh collected seven 3-point field goals as Anthony Billy and Zathan Bowman recorded two apiece.
Billy was Tecumseh’s leading scorer with 13, followed by Jayden Shafer with 12 and Bowman with 11.
“Our offense did a really good job because Tecumseh is a good defensive team,” Seminole coach Josh Edenborough said. “Our sophomore point guard, Cepado Wilkins, who hit two free throws with :10 left, controlled the game for us.”
Wilkins posted 8 points and 7 assists.
Tecumseh (12-8) led 48-46 after three quarters. Tecumseh was 8 of 10 from the line while Seminole was 8 of 12.
Seminole will travel to Okemah Friday, the play at Wewoka Saturday. Tecumseh plays at Prague Friday night.