Posted On: 01/9/21 10:41 PM

After the first night of the Bishop McGuinness Tournament, most expected Edmond Memorial and Del City to face off for the championship game on Saturday. Instead, that matchup was the third-place game, while Choctaw and Norman North surprised most by fighting their way to that tournament championship game.

In a game that wasn’t predicated on offense like most games today, this game came down to defense and shot selection. Choctaw had the better players, but Norman North out-played Choctaw in the second half, defeating them 59-52.

In the first and half of the second quarter, Choctaw showed that they were the most talented team playing tonight. In the minutes before halftime through the rest of the game, Norman North proved that they were the better team, erasing a once 11-point Choctaw lead and flipping that into a seven-point victory.

Norman North’s Jaylon WhiteJaylonWhite5'11" | PGNorman North | 2021StateOK led the charge defensively for the Timberwolves, ripping the ball away from Choctaw three times in the third quarter en route to taking North’s first lead by the end of the third. The rest of the team followed suit.

Even then, Choctaw was within striking distance, and honestly, everyone was waiting on the inevitable comeback

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