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February 11, 2014

Glencoe gets best of Black Bears in overtime

PAWNEE, Okla. — The top-ranked Glencoe Panthers’ undefeated season was hanging by a thread as they entered the fourth quarter facing a seven-point deficit to the Class 2A No. 6 Pawnee Black Bears. The Panthers had key people step up and rally for a 73-67 overtime victory Monday.

“We’ve won a lot of games over the last few years,” Glencoe coach John Lazenby said. “We got down by seven and I was feeling iffy. We battled back and found a way to win.”

Pawnee coach David Page said he was pleased with how his kids played but added they made key mistakes in the fourth and overtime.

“I thought we played (well) for about 28 minutes like we wanted to and broke down in the end,” Page said. “(Glencoe) got some easy baskets on us and did the same thing in overtime and that’s the difference in the game.”

The first half was evenly matched with neither team able to grab more than a two possession lead. It was tied at 16 after the first quarter and 30 at halftime. Ty Lazenby and J.K. Hadlock led the Panthers’ offense with 12 and nine points, respectively. Gideon Gardner and Nathan Brock combined for 21 of Pawnee’s 30.

In the third quarter, the Black Bears used the outside shot to gain the advantage. Paydon Moore hit two 3-pointers that gave Pawnee a 43-40 lead. Sam Stingley followed with a three to double the lead. Gardner contributed nine points as the Black Bears held a 49-42 lead after three quarters.

Defensively, Pawnee was able to limit Glencoe’s Jake Lazenby to three points through three quarters. Coach Lazenby said Page had a good defensive plan coming in.

“He used a triangle and two to limit Ty and Jake,” Lazenby said. “It forced other people to step up.”

After exchanging a few baskets, Ty Lazenby scored on a layup and was fouled. He completed the 3-point play and cut Pawnee’s lead to one. Brock responded with his own 3-point play later in the quarter to put the Black Bears up by five.

Being held down most of the night, Jake Lazenby hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 58 with 2:57 left. Alex Roughface gave Pawnee the lead with less than two minutes to go.

The game stayed within one possession in overtime until the final minute. Brock scored a layup to make it a one-point game at 68-67. Page rolled onto the court to call timeout and was given a technical for that action. Jake Lazenby converted one of the two free throws but Glencoe scored on the possession to take a 6-point lead.

“(Glencoe) had some great players who made plays at the right time,” Page said. “They had people come off the bench and make plays.”

Ty Lazenby led the team in scoring with 25 points. After a slow start, Jake Lazenby finished with 11 points. Hadlock finished with 14. Glencoe (22-0) starting post Andrew Kuhn scored 11 points before fouling out. Sean Smith scored eight.

Brock led the Black Bears with 24 points. Gardner scored 20 and Paydon Moore finished with 11.


Glencoe 66, Pawnee 63

PAWNEE — The Lady Panthers got a much-needed win in a victory over the Lady Black Bears Monday.

“We don’t quit and we played hard,” Glencoe coach Stephen Castlebury said. “Beating Pawnee at Pawnee is huge. They are a great program. It’s a big lift for our program.”

The Lady Panthers (16-7) led 21-16 after one but the Lady Black Bears rallied to tie the game at 39 at halftime. Glencoe opened up a 10-point lead during the third quarter and led 54-48 at the end.

The Lady Black Bears (9-12) went on an 8-0 run and took a two-point lead with 3:36 left. The Lady Panthers regained the lead and went on an 11-2 run to seal the game.

“I told the girls after the game, I could have found four points we could of scored on missed jumpers,” coach Chad Tsotigh said. “When you lose by less than five, your coach could have called something better. They played hard and did a lot of good stuff.”

Chelsea Lazenby led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 23 points. Jaidan Alley led the Lady Black Bears with 22.

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