The Roughers (7-2) successfully rebounded from a loss to the Trojans (5-3) in the Bedouin Shrine Classic finals.
Tramal Ivy hit 15 of his 23 points in the third quarter, mostly off feeds from guard David Beasley, who hit the first six points of the fourth quarter to help rebound from a 31-25 halftime deficit. Ivy, who had all but two of the Roughers’ third-quarter points, cut the margin to one going into the final eight minutes.
“They were double and triple-teaming him and we were walking the ball down,” Beasley said. “The more we got transition going we were able to get him some shots. I got some baskets when we needed (in the fourth) and just tried to get everyone involved.”
Beasley finished with seven points and Lavere Reed had 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.
“It was great, coming off Saturday and in their new gym and a good crowd,” MHS coach Josh Berry said.
Ivy’s 23 equaled his team-high 23 against the Trojans in the Shrine final. Muskogee, which hurt itself in the 55-45 setback at the Civic Center with errant free-throw shooting (23-of-36), wasn’t any better Tuesday, going 10-of-25.
“We just got a few more stops,” Berry said.
Both MHS teams go to Bixby on Friday.