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Prep Sports

February 3, 2013

Inside game helps Oktaha past Vian


Girls: Oktaha 57, Vian 51

Even though the 2A No. 6 Lady Tigers won their 20th game for the 23rd straight season in coach Chester Pittman’s career, he wasn’t celebrating.

His thoughts were about how his team had led 22-8 after the first quarter and 36-21 at halftime before Vian rallied to get within four points (52-48) with 46.9 seconds left in the game.

“We thought we had won the game at halftime,” Pittman said. “We had a really good first half and then we kind of went to sleep to let them back in the game. It wasn’t a good (second) half for us.”

Shelby Gamble, a 5-5 senior, sank four free throws in the next 18.22 seconds to help the Lady Tigers (20-1) maintain their advantage. She finished with 11 points.

“I was just focused on making free throws,” she said. “Coach told us to make them because that’s what’s important right now. At the end, we were trying to hold the lead.”

Jaylie Roper had 15 points to lead Oktaha and Lanessa Grayson added 13. Shanessia Walter had 17 and Jennifer Hunter added 11 for the Lady Wolverines (10-6).

Vian coach John Mays wasn’t hanging his head in disappointment.

“We made some adjustments at halftime and pressed them a little bit. Our girls never quit,” he said. “We were able to cut it to four and I thought we would get another basket there, but we didn’t. Their girls do a good job for them and coach Pittman does such a good job with them.”

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