DUNCAN – Class 6A No. 10 Norman North opened up a 15-1 advantage after one quarter and led 32-6 at halftime in cruising to a 51-23 rout of the 5A No. 15 Shawnee Lady Wolves Saturday night in the championship game of the Duncan Invitational Tournament.
Shawnee, 5-3 on the season, saw its five-game winning streak stopped with the finals loss.
The Lady Wolves were plagued by poor free-throw shooting in connecting on only 6-of-15 attempts.
Kennedy Cummings and Fatina Black paced Norman North with 11 points each while Jessika Evans added nine and Kayton Kite chipped in eight. Black knocked down three 3-point shots and Kite ended up with two. Evans had one trey for the victorious Timberwolves, who converted seven long-range shots in the contest. Kailey Henry, Tristyn Napier and Amaya Martinez tacked on two points apiece to round out the SHS scoring.
Aubrie Megehee led Shawnee with nine points, all in the second half, as she also converted 3-of-4 free shots. Esabelle Ramirez followed with five points with all of those coming in the fourth quarter. Kaitlyn Taylor canned the Lady Wolves' only trey.
Megehee and teammate Alesia Thomas, both juniors, were named to the all-tournament team. Megehee averaged 13 points in the three tournament games and had her tournament-best 22 in a semifinal win over host Duncan on Friday. Thomas' best scoring game was 12 against Duncan.
Shawnee's offensive struggles continued in the third quarter as the Lady Wolves were outscored by an 11-2 count. Norman North had a 43-8 lead going into the fourth. SHS did outscore the T-wolves, 15-8, in the final period.
The next action for the Lady Wolves will be Friday as they visit Ada for a 6:30 p.m. clash. Shawnee edged the Lady Cougars, 33-32, on Dec. 20 in Shawnee. The SHS and Ada boys will battle it out at 8 p.m. on Friday.