The Moore American

Sports

February 26, 2014

Lions stun Tigers in OT

MOORE — Playing from behind the entire game, Moore finally cut the gap to just one possession in regulation. Then the Lions stole the ball from Norman High near midcourt and found Ashlie Rose under the basket for the game-tying shot that sent Friday’s contest into overtime.

That was all Amanda Patterson needed.

In the final home game of the senior’s career, Patterson took over the extra period. She secured the opening tipoff and drove straight through NHS’ Bethany Franks to lay the ball up in the extra period. That was just the beginning, as Patterson scored or assisted on 11 of Moore’s 13 overtime points as she led the Lions to the 71-63 upset of the 20th-ranked Tigers.

It was an overtime that almost never happened. NHS led by as many as eight points in the first half before Moore cut it to one point in the third quarter. But behind 28 points from Taylor Ely and 22 points and 13 rebounds from Bethany Franks, the Tigers built a five-point lead with three minutes remaining in the game, and led by four with a minute left.

But the Lions got a basket from Allison Rogers, two of her 19 points to go along with 16 rebounds, to get within one possession with 45 seconds left. They then forced NHS into a turnover near midcourt with 25 seconds left that led to Rose’s tying basket. The Tigers had a good look under the basket from Franks to win it at the end of regulation but couldn’t convert the layup, sending the game into overtime.

“We had success when Bethany posted up inside; they couldn’t stop her,” coach Nichole Copeland said. “When our guards took care of the ball and found her we did well. But when she pops out to the perimeter or our guards don’t look inside or don’t jump stop before passing the ball, we gave them an opportunity. And they made us pay.”

Text Only
Sports
  • Castiglione takes over chairman

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has been named chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2015-16 academic year.

    July 23, 2014

  • Sooners top preseason poll

    Oklahoma will start the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 Conference.

    July 23, 2014

  • Major storylines heading into new season

    The Big 12 Conference Media Days took place Monday and Tuesday at the Dallas Omni Hotel. The two day event elicited far more questi

    July 23, 2014

  • Working to get back

    The high school fast pitch season is set to kick-off in the next few weeks. While all three area teams head into the year with designs on winning the state title, Moore may have the most motivation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Taking it easy Most Big 12 squads won’t shy from tough schedules

    DALLAS — Never have the words “Final Four” been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days,

    July 22, 2014

  • OU standout has a busy offseason on the diamond

    When Oklahoma graduate Destinee Martinez was named to the Team USA softball roster for the second consecutive year earlier this summer, Sooner fans were given a way to follow one of their favorite players even after her graduation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Thunder moving 66ers South into Oklahoma City

    The last five years, the Oklahoma City Thunder have had an unsung hero in their rise to the top of the NBA. Along with the talents

    July 22, 2014

  • bootcamp Westmoore girls putting in work at bootcamp

    Westmoore girls basktball coach Andrea Guziec is known for her intensity. She is constantly pushing and prodding her players to play at their best.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • soonersuni.jpg Sooners unveil new uniforms

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stark takes over at Southmoore

    For the second time in the school’s history, Southmoore didn’t have to look far to find a new football coach. The Moore Board of Education approved the hiring of Jeremy Stark to take over the program Monday during a special board meeting at Moore High.

    July 1, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide