Tournament of Champions notebook: Del City's Nate Goodlow shines as Eagles top Tulsa Washington for crown
Del City's boys basketball team will head into 2020 on a high note.
The Class 5A top-ranked Eagles beat Class 6A No. 1 Tulsa Booker T. Washington 67-54 on Saturday at Oral Roberts' Mabee Center to capture the title of the 55th annual Tournament of Champions. Del City rallied from an early 14-point deficit and scored the game's final 12 points to come away with the victory.
Del City's Nate Goodlow was spectacular, scoring 24 points while adding nine rebounds and seven assists. Javeon McCallister added 20 points. Tulsa Washington's Trey Phipps, an OU signee, led all scorers with 26 points. Kansas signee Bryce Thompson poured in 19.
The Eagles (7-0) topped Tulsa Memorial, who it lost to in the Class 5A state title game last season, in the semifinals to earn a spot in the championship matchup with Tulsa Washington.
Moore falls short in championship against Tulsa Washington
Ashanti Day and Aaliyah Moore combined for 58 points, but Class 6A seventh-ranked Moore's girls basketball team fell short in overtime against No. 4 Tulsa Washington 77-70 in the finals of the girls Tournament of Champions game on Saturday.
Day (30) and Moore (28) paced the Lions in highest-scoring TOC game in the 21-year history of the girls' event. Moore, a junior, had a chance to seal the game at the free-throw line in regulation, but she missed the front end of a 1-and-1 to go to overtime.
Tulsa Washington sophomore Carrigan Hill hit a 3-pointer with 1:07 left to give the Hornets the outright lead. She scored 11 points while Wyvette Mayberry paced the Hornets with 28 points.
Heritage Hall boys drop third-place game against Tulsa Memorial
Class 4A No. 2 Heritage Hall junior guard Trey Alexander was held scoreless in the fourth quarter as Class 5A No. 2 Tulsa Memorial pulled away for a 68-57 win on Saturday in the third-place game.
Alexander scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but Tulsa Memorial. the three-time defending Class 5A champion, ended the contest on a 9-0 spurt.
On Friday, Alexander and Thompson, Tulsa Washington's star, went back and forth in a thrilling affair. The duo each scored 33 points in their first contest against each other.
Tulsa Washington won the matchup, 74-63.
Thompson is Oklahoma's top-ranked recruit for the 2020 class while Alexander holds that title in the 2021 class.