WELLSTON — Oklahoma Christian School struggled with its offense all night, as Tuttle cruised to a 52-36 win in the second round of the Wellston Route 66 Classic on Friday night.

The Tigers used a zone defense which gave OCS several open looks from the perimeter, but the Saints couldn’t knock them down.

Tuttle got a pair of three pointers from Ty Young and Timmy Williams in the opening minute as they jumped out to a 8-0 lead.

David Coury got a basket, followed by a three-point play from TJ Holland. Another jumper from Coury pulled the Saints to within 8-7, but that was as close as they would get all night.

The Tigers used a 7-1 run to take a 15-8 lead into the second period.

And it just kept growing from there. Tuttle led 23-8 with 2:20 left in the second quarter before Logan Magill stopped the bleeding with a layup. Jack Warren knocked down a deep three to pull the Saints within 10 points. Tuttle went into the break with a 25-15 lead.

Holland scored a three-point play in the opening seconds of the third period to pull OCS within 7 points, but Tittle answered back with a basket from Jordan Henderson and a three pointer from Ethan Biddy.

The Saints hung tough, however. Holland and Jake Cranfield, hit back-to-back baskets to make it 30-22.

Warren tried to spark a run midway through the fourth period, knocking down his second trey of the contest. Holland came back moments later with a turnaround jumper to make it 39-30 with 4:31 remaining, but it went down hill from there.

Tuttle went on a 6-0 run before the Saints were finally able to answer with a three from Jonathan Gibson, but it was too little, too late for the Saints.

Holland and Warren, led the Saints with 11 points apiece, while Gibson finished with six.

The Saints will face the Yale/Luther loser at 5:20 p.m. today.

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