No. 7-seed Oklahoma Christian School did their best to hang with Putnam City North, but ran out of gas down the stretch, falling in the first round of the Bruce Gray Invitational 77-60.
The Saints got a huge effort from Jack Warren, who was held scoreless in the first quarter. The junior guard finished with a team-high 20 points, which included four 3-pointers.
OCS got off to a slow start, but managed to rally at the end of the first quarter getting baskets from TJ Holland and Logan Magill to make it a 16-14 game.
Holland came back and converted a 3-point play to give the Saints a 17-16 lead going into the second
Warren got hot in the second quarter hitting three shots from beyond the arch, and it was another three-point play by Holland that knotted the score at 33-33 with 46.2 left in the half, which is what the score was at the break.
Warren gave OCS a brief lead at the beginning of the third with another three making it 36-35, but it was all PC North from there.
The Panthers went on a 12-0 run and outscored the Saints 22-11 in the quarter to take a 55-44 lead into the fourth. The Saints got within six on a 3-point play by Warren with 5:52 remaining, before the Panthers pulled away.
The Saints will face Enid at 11:30 today in the loser’s bracket.
Enid lost to Capitol Hill 64-47 in its first round contest.