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High school boys basketball: Northwest Classen's defense helps upend Millwood

Davion Warden caught the ball in the left corner after springing through the lane.

He turned and quickly fired up a 3-pointer, beating the halftime buzzer and drilling the shot. The make fired he and his teammates up and brought the crowd to its feet, nearly drowning out the buzzer signifying the first half had ended.

Warden caught fire at the end of the first half, and the Class 6A Northwest Classen boys basketball team top Class 3A top-ranked Millwood 73-50 on Tuesday. The Knights forced 24 turnovers. Warden scored 19 points and corralled seven rebounds.

"We stayed true to ourselves playing defense," Warden said. "Just listening to the coaches."

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Millwood's Isaiah Williams led all scorers with 25 points, Myles Jeffries added 15, but the Falcons (12-8) lacked help outside their two stars.

A sloppy first quarter led to an energetic second. Warden missed his first five shots of the contest only to make six straight heading into halftime. Millwood managed only 16 points in the first half, largely because Northwest Classen (12-7) tightened its defense.

"Our guys are starting to figure it out," Northwest Classen coach Jason Jack said. "When we play good defense, it leads to good offense."

Northwest Classen's next contest is next Tuesday against Capitol Hill. Millwood hosts John Marshall on Friday.

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Northwest Classen's Damion Warden (5) celebrates with Domonique Cantley (10) during the high school boys basketball game between Northwest Classen and Millwood at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Northwest Classen's Damion Warden (5) celebrates with Domonique Cantley (10) during the high school boys basketball game between Northwest Classen and Millwood at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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