Tecumseh splits at Shortgrass Classic
ALTUS — A huge free-throw disparity went against Tecumseh’s boys Saturday in a 51-42 loss to Ponca City in the consolation championship of the Clester Harrington Shortgrass Classic Invitational.
Ponca City had 32 free-throw opportunities and hit 17 for 53.1%.
Tecumseh (12-4) was 6 of 10 for 60%.
Ponca City also netted six 3-point field goals to two for Tecumseh. Kainan Ryan and Emet Longhorn posted a trey apiece.
Ryan collected a team-high 11 points. Jacob Green chipped in with nine.
Tecumseh trailed 47-30 after three quarters.
Girls’ Consolation Championship
Tecumseh 54, Star Spencer 29
Junior Katelyn LaFrance recorded 15 points as the Lady Savages finished 2-1 at the tournament.
Tecumseh was up 17 points at halftime in moving to 10-6 on the year.
Both Tecumseh squads will visit North Rock Creek tonight. The Lady Savages and Savages defeated NRC in earlier matchups this year.
Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.