The Edmond Sun

December 20, 2013

Huskies hold off Choctaw

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Edmond North started the fourth quarter with a 13-point cushion and hung on for a 64-60 triumph at Choctaw Tuesday night.

“We had a really nice third quarter and I think we played not to lose instead of playing to win in the fourth,” Husky head coach Steven Goss said. “Choctaw is improved from a season ago and any conference road win is especially sweet.

“I was proud that we had four scorers in double figures and that we shot free throws at a 74-percent clip.”

Huskies Tyson Anderson (16 points), Harrison Stoddart (12), Marques Wilson (11) and Rifqi Shahab (10) were the double-digit scorers.

“It is exciting to see this team grow from game to game,” Goss said. “We try to view our inexperience as a strength as opposed to a weakness. In saying that, I mean we focus on collective growth as opposed to individual ups and downs.”

In the girls game, Choctaw dropped Edmond North 51-31 as Leah Smith led the Lady Huskies with 10 points.

Thursday at home, the Huskies gleamed again in the third period, roaring back against Putnam North to take the stanza by a 23-8 count. The Panthers, however, lasted until the end to hold off Edmond North by a 70-66 decision.

Anderson (21 points), Stoddart (19) and Mason Turner (11) were the leading scorers.

Freshman Lauren Koenig hit eight points in a 67-31 setback to Putnam North in the girls tilt.