STROUD — A third-quarter haymaker by Tecumseh was too much for Oklahoma Christian School to handle Friday at the Stroud Coliseum Classic.
After Class 3A third-ranked OCS hit a 3-pointer to launch the second half, Tecumseh went on a 23-2 scoring spree the rest of the quarter en route to a 67-43 knockout .
Tecumseh (6-4) had four players score in double figures, keyed by Kameron Permetter with 15. Anthony Billy added 12, Zathan Bowman 10 and Josiah Mendoza 10. It was a career scoring high for Mendoza, a junior who was 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Ed Cary came off the bench to score eight points.
Tecumseh hit 60.6 percent (20 of 33) of its 2-point shots.
Jayden Shafer notched three steals for the victors.
“It was an even-keel night and good all-round effort,” Tecumseh head coach Eric Litherland said. “A night after one of our worse games, we played one of our best games.”
Tecumseh has yet to lose back-to-back games this season.
The Savages and Seminole’s Chieftains will decide the consolation championship today at 2:20.
Tecumseh couldn’t find its shooting touch in absorbing a 45-37 defeat to Stroud Friday.
Courtney Mansell of Tecumseh recorded 15 points and teammate Taylor Walker notched 14, including a 7-of-9 free-throw offering. Mansell canned two 3-pointers.
No other Tecumseh player had more than three points.
Tecumseh (2-8) will travel to Harrah Tuesday.