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December 13, 2013

Lady Roughers start slow, then romp at Vinita tourney

It took a little bit to thaw after a week’s winter layoff but Muskogee did and steamrolled Bishop Kelley 61-32 in the first round of the Big Dawg Shootout at Vinita on Thursday.

The Lady Roughers, who hadn’t played since winning their opener at Sapulpa on Tuesday, moved to 2-0 behind 44 points out of Jada Ford and Aaliyah Wilson. Ford edged Wilson for high point honors with 23 to Wilson’s 21. Lanice Rozell added 11.

Leading 17-14 after one quarter, Muskogee outscored the Lady Comets (1-1) 17-1 in the second quarter and came out from halftime to go on a 19-5 third-quarter charge for a 63-20 advantage.

“We were a little sluggish and we weren’t real sure on our traps and rotations on defense, but our offense carried us and we eventually turned up the pressure on them in that third quarter,” Muskogee coach Doyle Rowland said. “The second quarter was basically a case of them missing their shots.

“It’s the same thing it’s been with our approach since I’ve been here. We’re not going to win playing lackadaisical defense against good teams. It’s an all or nothing thing because that creates a rhythm where we can get to the other end with the ball. The girls eventually got after it and we stretched it out pretty good.”

Next up will be one of those proving ground tests. Muskogee takes on Vinita (2-0) in a semifinal at 2 p.m. Friday. Vinita is No. 4 in the OSSAA Class 4A rankings. Muskogee is No. 11 in 6A.

“That’ll show us something, us getting them on their home court,” Rowland said.

Wilson had six rebounds, Ford and Rozell had five. Three Lady Roughers had five assists apiece — Ford, Leigh Westbrook and Trena Mims.

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