After starting the season 0-2, the Moore boys basketball team has reeled off two consecutive wins to head into the Christmas break.
Moore (2-2) began last week by trouncing Norman High 55-44. After trailing the first three quarters, the Lions used a 23-9 fourth quarter to put the Tigers away.
Maurice Davenport led the charge with 15 points. Richard Shield chipped in with 12.
Friday, Moore was just as impressive in its 79-63 win over No. 12 Tulsa McLain (4A). Dorian Gigger had seen little action offensively in the teams first three games. But he exploded for 21 points against McLain. Chris Hobgood and Davenport each added 15 points.
Three days after the Timberwolves defeated them in the Durant Lions Classic, the Jaguars got their revenge and beat North 44-41 at NNH.
Playing with only six players, NNH played tough throughout. But they hurt themselves by shooting a paltry 5-of-16 from the free throw line.
“We played hard in spurts, but we couldn’t make free throws,” North coach Jeff Blough said. “That is the difference in the game right there. Offensive rebounds for them, free throws for us.”
Blough said he has never had a Timberwolves squad shoot that poorly from the charity stripe and the Jaguars took full advantage of it.
After trailing by five at half-time, Westmoore held North to four points in the third quarter. The T-Wolves tried to make a run late, but the Jaguars were able to hold them off.
“We actually played a team this time,” Westmoore’s Jaime Hensley said. “Today we actually picked it up and got a win.”
Bri Kuestersteffen led North with 18 points. Haley Woodward and Tori Thomas each added 9. The Jaguars got 16 points from Rasheeda Kabba in the win.
Westmoore was unable to keep momentum when it took on the Eagles Saturday.
Even though they held a 30-28 halftime lead, the Jaguars were held to only seven points in the pivotal fourth quarter. Del City won 53-48.
Clinic on tap
The “Day with the Lady Lions” free basketball clinic is set for Thursday at Moore High. The Lions want to raise awareness about Ally’s House by taking new and slightly used toy donations as well as gift cards.
It will run from 8:30 a.m to 11:30 am. Linda Webb is going to come and speak with the girls as well about Ally’s House.