The Moore American

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February 20, 2013

Lions travel east for regionals

MOORE — While most teams look to enter the postseason clicking on all cylinders and drama free, Moore has taken a different approach. Not because that’s what they have chosen, but because it has been forced upon them by circumstances.

That includes, in the last few weeks, having two of their top players leave the team.

“I think it’s just a lot of talent and a lot of kids wanting to play and really not knowing how to channel that competitive drive,” Moore coach Aaron Howell. “We’re back on track now. And those that didn’t feel like we were on the same page, they went on their separate ways. We are still deep, still talented. I think we can still do some things.”

However, the Lions have proven all year long they can find a way to regroup from every mini crisis and find ways to win basketball games.

“We kept pushing through, so it’s made it stronger,” junior Dorion Ginger said. “We have to come closer and not worry about the distraction and just focus on winning.”

The Lions (12-10) will kick off the postseason Friday when it travels to Owasso and will face No. 17 Booker T. Washington (14-8) in the first round. While the rest of the area teams will stay on the West side of the state, the Lions are the only ones to have to go to the East to compete.

However, Howell is not worried about where his team is going to be playing. He just wants them to finally be in the right frame of mind after ending the regular season with a 2-2 record. That includes a second straight lost to cross town rival Westmoore.

“We are getting back to where we need to be,” Howell said. “We fell off for a little bit. But everybody seems to be back on track. We have to play our best ball this week or we’re done.”

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