PIEDMONT —Nearly a month after losing a 20-point decision to Piedmont, Shawnee almost avenged the defeat before dropping a 60-58 decision Tuesday night.
Piedmont (15-6) outscored Shawnee 18-11 in the fourth quarter.
Rylan McDaniel of Piedmont had 10 of his game-high 25 points in the last eight minutes. He posted two of his four 3-point field goals in the fourth quarter to go along with two 2-pointers.
Hunter Oden of Piedmont notched five points, including one 3-pointer, in the fourth quarter. Oden finished with 18 points.
Shawnee’s free-throw woes, particularly in the final quarter, were instrumental in the loss. The Wolves hit 37.5 percent (6 of 16) of their charity tosses, including just 1 of 6 in the final quarter.
Shawnee’s Carson Meier recorded 10 of his team-high 20 points in the opening quarter.
Chase Morris of Shawnee collected 15 points, seven coming in the third quarter.
Also scoring in double figures for the Wolves was LJ McKissick with 10, eight of which came in the second half.
Meier posted Shawnee’s only two 3-point field goals.
Contrastingly, Piedmont collected nine 3-point field goals — five by Oden. Oden posted two treys in both the second and third quarters.
Piedmont was 5 of 9 from the line.
After the opening half concluded in a tie at 26, Shawnee outscored the hosts 21-16 in the third quarter for a 47-42 advantage.
Shawnee (8-12) will play Saturday night at Harrah.