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High school boys basketball roundup: Shannon’s late layup propels Edmond North past Edmond Santa Fe

Deer Creek's Sam Battle goes up for  a basket in front of Yukon's Brayden Dutton during a boys high school basketball game on Tuesday night in Edmond. Yukon beat the Antlers 55-50 in overtime. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]
Deer Creek's Sam Battle goes up for a basket in front of Yukon's Brayden Dutton during a boys high school basketball game on Tuesday night in Edmond. Yukon beat the Antlers 55-50 in overtime. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Edmond Santa Fe attempted to deny Dalante Shannon from getting the ball.

Edmond North’s star junior guard caught it on the left wing before turning toward the basket. After a quick dribble, he swiftly cut to the basket, jumped and absorbed contact from two defenders before shooting a layup off the backboard that fell in the hoop.

Shannon’s bucket with 23 seconds left propelled the Class 6A eighth-ranked Huskies to a 36-34 win against district rival Edmond Santa Fe on Tuesday. Shannon tallied 12 points, but his late layup was the one that mattered most.

“We really didn’t do a good job of going inside-outside tonight,” Edmond North coach Scott Morris said. “Santa Fe did a great job in their zone, but we made an offensive and defensive play when we needed to.

Santa Fe senior Donovan Vickers, who scored a game-high 15 points, missed a floater with seven seconds left that would’ve tied the game.

Sam Walker added 11 points for Edmond North (17-5), including three makes from deep.


The pressure was on Christian Cook to deliver for Midwest City.

Facing a one-point deficit against Choctaw with 49 seconds remaining, the 6-foot-2 guard needed to make a pair of throws to give his team the lead.

Cook, a senior, sank both shots at the free-throw line, scoring the final points in a 59-58 home victory Tuesday.

Cook finished with 16 points for the Class 6A No. 5 Bombers while Makale Smith scored a game-high 21 points.

Midwest City coach Dewayne Bradley was proud of how his team executed his game plan.

“We mixed our defenses up, slowed them down in the halfcourt situation where they were kind of confused, and that allowed us to get some rebounds and score,” he said.

Choctaw’s Jordan Mukes made a pair of free throws with 56 seconds remaining to give the No. 16 Yellowjackets a 58-57 lead. Cook was fouled on the ensuing possession as he drove to the basket and missed a floater. He sank his free throws to put Midwest City back on top.

Choctaw’s Eric Gooden nearly won the game, but his putback ricocheted off the rim as time expired.


Kole Johnson stole the ball from the Lawton Eisenhower ball handler.

Kayhon Russell followed it with a steal, then one from Jeremiah Johnson and another from Tobias Roland. It was a series of seven first quarter turnovers Putnam North forced.

The Panthers ran away in the first quarter, conceding the lead just once, to top Lawton Eisenhower 81-68 Tuesday night at Putnam North Gymnasium.

Putnam North coach Ryan Wagner made it a point for his team to come out, set the tone early and play with urgency. The turnovers led to the Panthers holding Eisenhower to only nine first quarter points.

“Well, we’re looking forward to playoffs, which is in two weeks,” Wagner said. "And so we know we have to be better defensively as far as keeping people in front of us, controlling our gaps and then rebounding and running. When we do that, we’re very effective.”

Offensively, the Panthers scored their second most points this season. The win gives Putnam North (12-8) a bounce back from a 3-game losing streak.


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Cameron Jourdan, Nick Sardis and James Jackson, Staff writers

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 ›

Nick Sardis

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 Jackson

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 ›