The Moore American


March 5, 2014

Area teams advance to next round of postseason basketball

MOORE — After the first weekend of playoff basketball, several area teams are still in the hunt for the state tournament, and with the release of area playoff sites, they now know exactly what it will take to make it there.

The eighth-ranked Norman North girls are in the best spot. After winning the regional they stand just one win short of the tournament, and will have a chance to pick up that win at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against second-ranked Edmond Santa Fe in Choctaw. The two teams haven’t met this season, but they did play in a summer league last year in a game that the T-Wolves won by six points.

The North boys, who lost Saturday’s regional final to Mustang after starter Lindy Waters went out early in the first quarter, will play Southmoore at 8 p.m. Friday at Choctaw. The SaberCats were without Justin Bean, who tore his ACL last week in practice. He will miss the entire postseason.

The ninth-ranked T-Wolves beat the SaberCats by a single basket early in the season, but won by 24 when the teams met last season. The winner will have to defeat either No. 8 Lawton Eisenhower or top-ranked Putnam City West to advance to state.

Surprising everyone in the state, Norman High is still alive after upsetting seventh-ranked Edmond Santa Fe last weekend. The season-defining win means the Tigers are still alive, and will face No. 16 Moore at 8 p.m. Friday at Edmond North.

The winner will play either No. 5 Mustang or No. 2 Midwest City for a bid to the state tournament. Moore has soundly defeated NHS in both previous meetings this season. Despite its loss to No. 1 Putnam City West Saturday, MHS coach Aaron Howell likes how is team looks heading into game.

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