MOORE — The Durant Lions won a wild shoot-out over New Way Christian Academy Eagles in overtime Tuesday night 91-88 at the John Nobles basketball tournament in Moore, Oklahoma.
The Lady Lions faced off against Muskogee and fell 66-31.
The game was filled with three-point shots as both teams combined for a total of 29 three-pointers.
The Lions put four players in double digits.
Haroon Akhter scored 22 points, of his 29 points, in the second half and hit six 3-pointers. Taylor Cox also had the hot hand as he scored 23 points, doing damage at the free-throw line. Alex Steve chipped in 10 points, Tyler Shade finished with 11 points, Layton Tubbs had 9 points and Wes Engle had 8 points.
The Lions took a 16-13 first quarter lead headed into the second period.
In the second period, the Lions started with an 8-4 run and led 24-19. Engle and Tubbs both had buckets and Cox scored 4 points in the run. Then the Eagles fought back and cut the lead to 26-24. Then with a bucket back by Engle and a 3-pointer by Akhter the Lions led 31-28. But the Eagles came back and took a 33-32 halftime lead.
In the third period, Durant trailed 47-46 with 3:30 left on the clock. Then the Lions went on a 12-2 run to close out the period with a 58-49 lead.
The Eagles started the fourth period with a 16-6 run and took a 65-64 lead. Then with the score 71-68 on favor of the Eagles with 2 minutes left. Akhter hit a 3-pointer, split his free-throws and hit another 3-pointer with 40 seconds left and the Lions led 75-74. Then the eagles hit a 3-pointer and Cox made free-throws with 10 seconds left to send the game into overtime 77-77.
In overtime, Steve started with a 3-pointer, followed by a 3-pointer by Engle and the Lions led 85-83. Then Akhter scored the next five points for Durant and led 90-88. Cox was fouled and split his free-throws to give the Lions a 91-88 lead. The Eagles had the ball last and missed their final shot and Durant escaped with the win.
The Lions play Douglass today at 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Lions kept pace with Muskogee in the first half, but the Lady Lions offense went cold in the second half as the Lady Lions fell 66-31.
Ciera Taylor led the Lady Lions with 12 points, Haley Morgan put up 10 points and Breanna Simmons had 3 points.
The Lions jumped out to a 11-5 lead in the first period. Taylor scored 6 points, Morgan hit a 3-pointer and and made both her free throws in the run. Then Muskogee went on a 11-2 run to end the period and led 16-13 over Durant.
The Lady Lions scored all their points from the free-throw line in the second period, but Muskogee started to pull away and took a 31-23 halftime lead.
In the third period, Taylor scored the lone bucket for the Lady Lions and Muskogee went onto a 55-25 lead headed into the final frame.
The Lady Lions put up some points int the fourth period, but the Muskogee lead was too wide and the Lady Lions fell 66-31.
The Lady Lions play today at 1 p.m.
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