Posted On: 03/10/18 6:00 PM
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FINAL: EDMOND SANTA FE 65 PUTNAM CITY WEST 63
Edmond Santa Fe and Putnam City West played in a classic. Both teams brought their A-game in a game full of runs. Santa Fe started the game strong and then Putnam City West took off with their perimeter game. Santa Fe responded every time PC West went on a run. Tauriawn Knight hit five big free throws down the stretch to ensure the victory for Edmond Santa Fe.
Final: PUTNAM CITY NORTH 43 Union 41
Putnam City North and Union added another classic game to the Class 6A quarterfinal State Playoff matchups. The Panthers came out hot and held the lead for most of the game but Union was always within striking distance. Adokiye Iyaye had a huge game with some monster dunks for the Panthers. Union took the lead by four points late in the fourth quarter and tried to play stall ball. It backfired on them after a couple of turnovers gave Putnam City North the 43-41 victory. Adokiye Iyaye finished it off with an emphatic slam to send the Redskins home.
Final: BROKEN ARROW 48 EDMOND MEMORIAL 46
Edmond Memorial started the game strong. Right off the bat they took it to Broken Arrow and showed no fear. Broken Arrow could not find their rhythm in the first half. Edmond Memorial benefitted from some questionable calls but the Tigers kept battling. Camryn Dennis put the team on his back in the second half. He was the only Tiger that seemed to find his rhythm for a long period of time. They kept chipping away at the lead and by the end they were tied up with less than a minute left to go. Broken Arrow then held the ball for the last shot and tried to find Dennis for a three in the corner but he missed. However his miss was put back before the buzzer sounded by Caleb Huffman in dramatic fashion.
Final: NORMAN NORTH SAND SPRINGS
All four games in Class 6A were tightly contested across the board. Sand Springs and Norman North played a close game down until the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter North built a lead behind the play of Drake Stoops and Jalen Crutchfield. Sand Springs had trouble getting their shots to fall in the fourth quarter as they relied on second chance points and free throws to stay in the game. The effort never fail as the Sandites competed till the last second, but the win was sealed by an emphatic Shemar Smith dunk with a little over than a minute left. The Sandites did not go away easily though as they shortened the lead to four with 30 seconds to play but it wasn’t enough as Norman North hit their free-throws to win 51-44.
FINAL: BROKEN ARROW 54 EDMOND SF 59
Edmond Santa Fe was able to hold off Broken Arrow with a masterful performance. Tauriawn Knight led Edmond Santa Fe with a great showing scoring 21 points. Caleb Huffman did everything he could to get the Tigers to the Championship game nailing three three-pointers late in the game to give him 23 minutes. Ultimately, Broken Arrow came up short. Ben Smith and Jaylen O’Connor are two players that were huge in the victory for Edmond Santa Fe.
FINAL: PC NORTH 73 NORMAN NORTH 64
PUTNAM CITY NORTH 65 EDMOND SANTA FE 58
Putnam City North clinched the 2018 Class 6A Title over Edmond Santa Fe. North started strong while Edmond Santa Fe could not seem to hit a shot in the first half. The Wolves made a run late in the third quarter and early in the fourth. They got the score down to two points but Putnam City North took off. They clinched the game midway through the fourth quarter when Edmond Santa Fe started fouling Micah Thomas and Thomas hit his free-throws. Putnam City North won 65-58.
FINAL: Tulsa MEMORIAL 68 DEL CITY 55
Tulsa Memorial beat Del City in the opening game of the Class 5A Tournament. They were able to get a huge lead early due to the great defense they played. They had a crazy amount of blocks ttotaling12 team blocks on the day. Keylan Boone led the way with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 blocks.
BOOKER T WASHINGTON 86 CARL ALBERT 82
In an epic finish, Booker T. Washington knocked off Carl Albert in the Class 5A Quarterfinals in overtime. Trey Hopkins led all scorers with 30 points. Bryce Thompson led Booker T. Washington with 26. This was an exciting game all the way through.
FINAL: NORTHWEST CLASSEN 50 BISHOP KELLEY 38
Northwest Classen and Bishop Kelley both got off to a slow start. Bishop Kelley hung with Classen until the second half when Da’Lin Wiggins and company got going. The Knights advance to the semifinals.
MEMORIAL vs EISENHOWER @ Oral Roberts University @ 7:30 pm
Final: BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 77 NW CLASSEN 71
TULSA MEMORIAL 79 BOOKER T WASHINGTON 67
Memorial and Booker T met for the fourth time this season. Both teams started the game strong and were shooting the ball well. Booker T’s shot started not to fall in the second quarter as Memorial opened up a solid lead. Booker T responded late in the second half but it was not enough as they fell 79-67 to the Chargers.