High school girls basketball: Putnam West routs Putnam City
Jocelyn Fernandez crossed over a defender at the top of the key and made a drive toward the rim. As the help defense approached, she dipped an underhanded pass to Jaiden Alexander who scored an easy layup. It was one of her four assists in the fourth quarter as she led Putnam West past Putnam City, 62-34, at PC West Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
“Jocelyn is probably our smartest player,” Putnam West coach Davia Brock said. “She does the right things, she knows our rotations, she moves the ball well, she boxes out, she does everything right. So whenever she attacks, she reads the defense and finds the right person.”
After a close first quarter, that separated the teams by just five points, Putnam West pulled away in the second quarter outscoring Putnam City 17-5. The Pirates never recovered from the quarter as they fell behind big for the remainder of the game.
With the win, Putnam West improves to 10-6 and Putnam City drops to 8-8 on the season.
Edmond Santa Fe 53, Southmoore 31
Edmond Santa Fe is hitting its stride at the right time.
The Wolves extended their win streak to five games with a 53-31 triumph at Southmoore on Tuesday.
Edmond Santa Fe was coming off a big win against Class 5A No. 1-ranked Piedmont last weekend in the Otho "Sweet Pea" Curtis Invitational title game.
Fatigue is a factor for some teams the first week after a tournament, but Edmond Santa Fe played with energy against Southmoore.
Edmond Santa Fe (10-7) dominated from the opening tip and had a 15-point lead heading into the second quarter. The Class 6A No. 18-ranked Wolves continued to pile up points on their way to the comfortable win.
Kaylee Nero led Edmond Santa Fe with 11 points, while Shakira Patterson finished with 10 points.
Kayla Nealy had 14 points for Southmoore (0-13).
The Wolves, who started the season 5-7, are beginning to look like a contender entering their final six regular-season games.
“We’re playing well as a team,” Edmond Santa Fe coach Paul Bass said. “I think our players get along really well, and I think you have to have that to be able to win games.”
Taliyah Gramling scored 23 points, Cymirah Williams added 22 and Millwood used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Northwest Classen for a 78-44 victory.
James D. Jackson and Nick Sardis, Staff writers
Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›
James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›