OOLOGAH — Getting the offense untracked in the second half, Miami’s boys coasted to a 56-47 victory over Oologah here Tuesday night.
The Wardogs (5-11) managed only 18 points in the first half, but got that many just in the third quarter and finished with 20 points in the fourth period.
“We were much better in the second half offensively than the first half, where we were the three pass or less offense,” Miami coach Rusty Mercer said. ‘After a halftime talk, we had much longer possessions and great looks.”
Each team scored 12 points in the first quarter then Oologah (3-13) carried a 20-18 lead into the half.
Miami held an 18-11 edge in the third, then outscored the Mustangs 20-16 over the final eight minutes.
“It was a good, hard fought, very physical road win,” Mercer said. “We were good defensively all night.”
Eli Coyne and Kameron Jinks scored 19 points apiece for the Dogs. Coyne got 11 of his points in the fourth quarter, where he was 7-of-8 at the free throw line.
Conner Womack also was in double figures, netting 11
Miami’s other points came from Kaleb Jinks, who had three, and Kai Hamilton and Jack Osborn, each netting two.
Davis scored 13 and Pace added 10 for the Mustangs.
Miami returns to Rogers County Friday night, traveling to Claremore Sequoyah. That is the final regular season road game for the Wardogs.