West teams split in All-State hoops
TULSA For the final time in 2014, the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University belonged to basketball players not yet in college.
And they didn't disappoint in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State games.
Threes were raining all over the court in the Large School game, and even though the West made fewer, it came away with an 87-84 win over the East.
In the Small School game, the West built a lead at halftime, only to let it slip away in the second half in a 72-56 East win.
Fans at the Mabee Center were treated to a shooting binge in the Large School game. The 20 players taking part combined for 19 3-pointers and Lawton's Dominique Pierre and Trace Cook hit three of the West's seven.
The teams were tied at 17 after the first quarter before the offenses really showed signs of life. Pierre hit a triple in the second quarter to get the West within 30-29 and a few moments later, Cook tied the game at 33 helping their team to a 36-35 halftime lead.
After halftime, the Mabee Center could barely keep the rafters from catching fire with all of the hot shooters on the court. The teams combined for 56 points in the third quarter alone, the final points of which came from Booker T. Washington's Kevin Sims on, what else, a trey. The East led 65-62 after three.