On a night when the Deer Creek girls basketball team tasted losing for the first time, the DC boys went the other direction.

The Antlers picked up their fifth win of the season with an impressive 59-57 decision against Weatherford on the road Tuesday night. Deer Creek had three players score in double figures, and got eight assists from point guard Justin Hall.

“It was just really a great, great team effort. We got a lot of contributions from a lot of people,” head coach Rob Seat said.

“We shot the ball really, really well.”

The third period was the big one for the Antlers. Trailing by one at halftime, DC turned the game around and managed to take a five-point leading into the fourth quarter.

Jordan Lundeen led the team with 14 points, while David James had 12 and Baylor Thomas 11. James was 5-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line, while also blocking five shots.

The Antlers will take on Putnam City West today at 3:15 p.m. in the first round of the Bruce Gray Invitational at Deer Creek.

The Lady Antlers, who had started out the season perfect in their first 12 games, were off offensively for the first three periods against Weatherford. DC fell behind 12-2 early and still had just 18 points going into the fourth period, down by 12.

The Lady Antlers got going in the final frame, but still couldn’t catch up in a 41-36 defeat.

Breezy Martin had 13 points for Deer Creek, which will begin play in the Bruce Gray Invitational at 11 a.m. today against Guthrie. The Lady Antlers are the top seed in the tournament.


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