The Edmond Sun
Edmond Santa Fe’s Josiah Hunter and Curran Scott hit clutch free shots late to keep a narrow 59-57 win over Putnam West in tact Tuesday night at Santa Fe High School.
The Wolves led by 13 points heading into the final stanza only to see the Patriots get loose to take the quarter by an 18-7 count to turn the game into a nailbiter.
“I think having the lead was huge and helped us in the end, but we must do a better job of taking care of the ball,” said Santa Fe coach Lenny Hatchett. “We had too many careless turnovers.
“I think we were not patient on offense which led to opportunities for Putnam City West to get out in transition and get easy baskets.”
DaQuan Jefferies led Santa Fe with 18 points followed by Scott (14), Dexter Dean (8), Tre Evans (7), Malik Earl (6), Christian Bills (2), Kamari Carter (2) and Austin Zackery (2).
“We had a really good third quarter because we established getting the ball inside to our post DaQuan Jefferies and got the lead up to 17,” Hatchett noted. “But Putnam West really started to pressure the ball more and get second shots off of offensive rebounds.”
In the girls game, Lady Wolf Alexis Cooper pulled down eight rebounds and scored 18 points in an easy 58-31 conquest of Putnam West.
The Santa Fe D limited the Lady Patriots to just three points and one point in the second and third quarters respectively.