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High school girls basketball: Edmond North pulls away for 42-33 win against Norman North

EDMOND — Pete Papahronis was frustrated as his Edmond North girls basketball team entered halftime against Norman North on Tuesday.

“Too many dribbles and not enough passes,” the Huskies coach thought to himself.

Papahronis stressed the importance of ball movement to his players at the break.

Edmond North took the message and flourished in the second half.

The Huskies scores nine unanswered points to open the third quarter and pulled away for a 42-33 victory at Edmond North High School.

“I thought we were a little more patient, trying to move the ball a little bit more,” Papahronis said of his team’s second-half performance.

Amaia Maxwell led Edmond North with a game-high 12 points. Laci Steele finished with eight points, and Papahronis‘ daughters, Toni and Elle, each scored seven.

Norman North’s Jessika Evans, a Tulsa commit and the sister of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker and former OU standout Jordan Evans, led the Timberwolves with 11 points.

Limiting Evans was one of Edmond North’s main focuses.

“You’re not going to stop her,” Papahronis said. “You can only slow her down.”

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Edmond North's Riley Bleakley, right, reaches for the ball beside Norman North's Kayton Kite during Tuesday's game in Edmond. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Edmond North's Riley Bleakley, right, reaches for the ball beside Norman North's Kayton Kite during Tuesday's game in Edmond. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. The 22-year-old was born and raised in Norman, and he played baseball at Norman North High School. He is a senior at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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