MIAMI — The offense came back to life for the Miami girls, but it still wasn’t enough.
The Lady Wardogs scored 28 points, but dropped their seventh straight game – an 80-28 Gold Girls decision to Edmond North in the first round of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M High School Basketball Tournament.
Miami (1-10) had managed only nine points last Tuesday in a loss to Verdigris. They surpassed that with 1:50 left in the first half on a layup by Tori Lofgren.
“I was extremely proud of our girls,” Miami coach Chuck Preaus said. “They had great intensity the entire game versus an opponent who is well coached and is very skilled.”
The 6A No. 18 Lady Huskies (7-6) set the tone for the night when it used a 13-0 run spanning the first and second quarters to open up a 25-6 advantage.
Edmond North rolled into the half with a 42-14 advantage and it was 63-20 going into the final stanza.
Tori Lofgren was the Lady Wardogs’ leading scorer with seven points. Abby Osborn had six and Shelby Hubbard scored four.
Malarie Thompson hit three while Mary Gilbert, Bayleigh Beckwith and Jewel Cunningham each had two points.
The Lady Wardogs face the Tulsa East Central JV at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Glen Wolfe Student Activity Center.
“I am very excited to play East Central. I am confident our girls will show up ready to compete with that same intensity, heart and passion,” Preaus said.