Booker T. Washington boys fall to OKC Douglass
BY KEVIN HENRY World Correspondent
Sunday, December 16, 2012
12/16/12 at 8:43 AM
Stephen Clark may grab the majority of the headlines, but the Class 4A No. 1 Oklahoma City Douglass Trojans proved on Saturday night that their high-flying circus has more than one act.
Trevon Threatt scored the fourth quarter's first nine points to break open a close game and five Douglass players scored in double digits as the three-time defending state champion Trojans pulled away from the Booker T. Washington Hornets for a 79-68 victory inside the Nathan E. Harris Field House.
Clark finished with a team-high 29 points, including hitting 19-of-19 from the free-throw line, but was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. It didn't matter to Douglass (4-0), as the visitors outscored the Hornets 21-14 in the pivotal frame.
"Clark is a natural leader and he can step up whenever he is needed, but we have a core of players who can play," said Douglass head coach Anthony Andrews. "A lot of times the rest of the team gets taken for granted, but we have a group of players who play hard."
Leading 58-54 to open the fourth quarter, Threatt banked in a 3-pointer to start the period and would follow that with consecutive baskets on the Trojans' next two trips down the court to expand the lead to 65-54.
"We had four possessions to open the fourth quarter where we could've done something, but we missed a layup, missed an open shot, and had two turnovers," lamented Booker T. Washington head coach Joseph Redmond. "We gave ourselves a chance to win the game, but you can't make those kind of mistakes against a good team like that."
After Threatt's scoring outburst to start the fourth quarter, Booker T. Washington (2-4) would get no closer than eight points.
Juwan Parker scored the first seven points of the game for Booker T. Washington and accounted for 10 of the Hornets' 12 points in the first period as Douglass grabbed a 15-12 edge after one quarter.
Clark, however, established control for the Trojans quickly in the second quarter. His long-range 3-pointer opened the quarter and started a 7-2 spurt for Douglass as the Trojans expanded their lead to 22-14.
Clark connected on all 11 of his free-throw attempts in the second quarter.
Parker led Booker T. Washington with 29 points while Kevin Sims added 21, including 10 in the third quarter.
B.T. Washington 43, Douglass 36 (girls): The Class 6A 10th-ranked Hornets used their junior varsity against Douglass and freshman Taylor Sells stepped up to the challenge.
Sells had a game-high 24 points, including the final eight points of the game for Booker T. Washington, as the Hornets finished the game on a 10-0 run to capture the win and move to 6-1.
Trailing by five points, Booker T. Washington opened the second period on a 14-1 run, highlighted by three consecutive baskets from Taylor Sells, to grab a 21-13 advantage with 2:39 left in the quarter. Douglass (3-4), however, would answer with an 8-0 burst to close the half and force a 21-21 tie at intermission.
DOUGLASS 79, B.T. WASHINGTON 68
Douglass: S. Clark 29, Threatt 13, Smiley 13, Banks 12, D. Clark 10, Shaputis 2.
B.T. Washington: Parker 29, Sims 21, Mitchell 5, Clark 4, Wright 3, Miller 2, Tease 2, Muse 2.
B.T. WASHINGTON 43, DOUGLASS 36 (girls)
Douglass: Morton 14, Samilton 13, Bailey 7, Nelson 2.
B.T. Washington: Sells 24, Watkins 6, Hamilton 6, El Hassen 4, Samilton 3.
Original Print Headline: OKC Douglass pulls away from BTW
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Booker T. Washington's Juwan Parker dribbles past a defender during Saturday's game against OKC Douglass. Parker led the Hornets with 29 points. JOEY JOHNSON / For the Tulsa World