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Mustangs hope for playoff magic

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014 |

By CHRIS EDENS

Sports Editor

The Mustangs stayed alive last weekend in the hunt for a state basketball championship.

Oologah advanced out of the regional with a win over Tulsa Webster and a loss to McLain. The Mustangs are 20-5 and ranked #16 in 4A.

Oologah 67-Webster 61

The Mustangs fell behind early against the Warriors, but they fought their way back for a 67-61 win at Webster Thursday night. Sophomore Breyden DeSpain had an outstanding game and he racked up half of Oologah’s points.

Webster went on an early run and the Mustangs were down 16-6 midway through the first quarter. Oologah had pulled within two by the end of the frame.

The Mustangs led most of the second quarter, but Webster took the lead with a late basket. Oologah was down 30-29 at half.

DeSpain dropped in 12 points in the third and Oologah grabbed the lead. The Mustangs were on top 43-38 heading into the fourth.

Webster started fouling in the final period, but Oologah kept knocking down free throws to maintain the lead. The Mustangs picked up the 67-61 win and advanced in the winner’s bracket.

DeSpain was the leading scorer with 34 points and Levi Potter and Kolton Kitterman also scored in double figures.

Oologah 34- McLain 55

The Mustangs struggled against a high powered McLain team Saturday in a 55-34 loss. McLain is ranked #3 with an 18-4 record.

The Titans came out on fire and Oologah never recovered. McLain had a 26-10 lead after one period.

The Oologah defense tightened up in the second quarter. The Mustangs had cut the lead to 30-18 at half-time.

McLain slowly pulled away in the second half. Oologah couldn’t keep pace and the Mustangs fell 55-34.

Breyden DeSpain led the team with18 points, Cody Iceberg had 6, Levi Potter had 4, Ezra Deaton and Seth Bennett had 3 points each.

Oologah will take on Woodward Thursday in the area tournament. The Mustangs play at 8 p.m. at Stillwater. Woodward is ranked #9 with a 21-3 record.

If Oologah wins, they will play the winner of the OKC Star Spencer vs Webster winner at 3 p.m. Friday. 

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