January 5th — Oprah Winfrey should have had a sports day.
It’s been more than 18 years since celebs gave away “You get a car, you get a car, everyone gets a car” moments on The Oprah Show, but Tuesday’s Claremore Boys basketball game and No. I had a similar feeling in the game.
For the No. 20 Zebras, who hit six 3-pointers in the first quarter and tallied 12 overall in a 67-57 home win, “You got the 3, you got the 3, nobody got the 3-pointer.” It was a 3″ night. Last week at the Gravette Christmas Classic in Arkansas, he won 1-2, ending a losing streak after winning the first round.
Six Claremore players turned across the arc, four of them turning at least twice. In comparison, the Tigers hit a total of eight three-balls.
Court Seidel, who finished with 13 points, had the most with 4 points, followed by Eli Rodgers (2 points), Parker Hardage (2 points), Jace Luggers (2 points), Rex Clarke (1 point) and Braxton Ethridge. (1 point) also indicated the range.
That hot early shot helped the Zebras (5-5) build a 25-10 lead in the first quarter and maintained a double-digit dominance for the duration of the contest.
Despite being scoreless in the second quarter, Jace Lagerth led all scorers with 21 points. Eleven of those came in the fourth period, helping Claremore stave off a comeback attempt by Talequa, who made four 3-pointers in the final eight minutes.
In the fourth, the Ruggers went back and forth with the Tigers’ 6-foot-4 sophomore, Lucas Wooldridge.
Wooldridge hit five of his team’s three, two of them in both the first and fourth frames. 6-7 Hayden Smith finished his double-digit record with his 12 points.
Zebras will be back in action at Skiatook on Tuesday at 7:30pm.