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The 19th-ranked Ada Cougars got in early foul trouble, had to play a freshman who hadn’t played a minute of varsity basketball before, were without the services of two reserve post players and committed 22 turnovers in their matchup with Blanchard during a Class 4A District championship game…

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The 19th-ranked Ada Cougars got in early foul trouble, had to play a freshman who hadn’t played a minute of varsity basketball before, were without the services of two reserve post players and committed 22 turnovers in their matchup with Blanchard during a Class 4A District championship game…

WEWOKA — In a rough-and-tumble Class 2A first-round district basketball clash Friday night, the Allen Lady Mustangs used some stingy first-half defense to capture a 60-40 win over the host Wewoka Lady Tigers.

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LATTA — The second-ranked Latta Panthers jumped out to a 20-9 lead and coasted past Wynnewood 55-40 to claim a Class 2A District championship Saturday night inside the Latta Panther Fieldhouse.

LATTA — The Latta Lady Panthers held Wynnewood without a field goal in the second half and senior Shaylee Senkel made life miserable for WHS star Jayden Smith in the Lady Panthers’ 41-24 win in a Class 2A District title game Saturday night at the Latta Panther Fieldhouse.

WEWOKA — In what head coach Jonathan Hurt called his team’s best defensive game of the season, the ninth-ranked Vanoss Lady Wolves led from start to finish in rolling to a 60-29 rout of the Allen Lady Mustangs Saturday night in the finals of a Class 2A district at Wewoka High School.

WEWOKA – Riding the post-up abilities of 6-foot, 5-inch junior Hunter Simpson, the Allen Mustangs avenged a regular-season-ending loss to Vasnoss by registering a 62-54 victory over the Wolves Friday night in the first round of the Class 2A district basketball playoffs at Wewoka High School.

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No. 15 Blanchard hit eight 3-pointers, including five in the second half, and shot past upset-minded Ada 47-35 in a Class 4A District championship game Friday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.

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Not many people around the Great American Conference gave the East Central University women’s basketball team much of a chance against league-leading Southwestern during their matchup Saturday afternoon inside the Kerr Activities Center.

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Southwestern playmaker Charles Beauregard Jr. erupted for a game-high 40 point to help the Bulldogs shock East Central 83-77 Saturday afternoon inside the Kerr Activities Center.

WEWOKA – Darius Roberts knocked down two free throws with 4.7 seconds to go as the fifth-ranked Wewoka Tigers escaped with a 55-53 victory over the Allen Mustangs Saturday night in a Class 2A district title clash.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

  • Jimmy Gillispie | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

On a night where Oklahoma State struggled to find its rhythm on either end of the court, it attempted to cut into a double-digit TCU lead during the final quarter of the contest.

Oklahoma Sooners

  • AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Iowa State forward Cameron Lard is fouled by Oklahoma forward Khadeem Lattin, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Ames, Iowa.

  • AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Oklahoma guard Trae Young reacts at the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 88-80.

Thunder

  • By Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Steven Adams has played 365 games in his career, and he's never made a 3-pointer. Yet, he may be the reason for the drop in the Thunder's behind-the-arc production come the second half of Wednesday's 121-114 victory in Memphis.

  • By Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul George could not carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his own during Thursday’s loss at the Los Angeles Lakers. There’s a chance he’ll have to try again Sunday, when Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony could be out once again with ankle sprains.

  • Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

LOS ANGELES — Paul George’s sarcasm can be unrecognizable. George’s deadpan has confused rooms before. That wasn’t the case after the Los Angeles Lakers trounced his Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

  • By Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City Thunder had committed five technical fouls in their previous four games heading into Sunday’s eventual 108-104 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s when they added three more.

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