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Tigers, Timberwolves face district foes on the road

Jan. 25—The Norman High boys team is eight games into its 14-game district schedule and is now tied for the top record in District 2.

The Tigers have been on a furious charge through the second half of the season, winning seven straight games. Most recently they knocked off a Westmoore team that was No. 1 in the district, 61-48, at home.

Isaiah Amous had another big game against the Jaguars, going a perfect eight for eight from the field with 18 points.

The Tigers will put their winning streak on the line when they face Yukon on the road on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

All but one game during the Tigers' winning streak has been decided by single digits.

They avenged a season-opening loss to Putnam City West in a 16-point win, then went on the road and got a blowout win over Norman North, 50-21.

Yukon is currently sitting at 2-6 in district play. The two sides met on Dec. 1 and the Tigers ran away with a 71-57 win at Norman High.

After facing the Jaguars, the Tigers will turn their attention to Tuesday's matchup on the road against Edmond Santa Fe.

NHS girls look for third straight against Yukon — The Norman High girls have stayed patient after going through some growing pains earlier in the season and it's paid off in the latter half of the season.

The Tigers are surging up the District 2 rankings, having won five of their last six games. They're coming off another strong defensive performance on Tuesday against Westmoore in a 50-31 win.

After a 2-2 start to district play, the Tigers have won three of their last four against district foes and are in sole possession of fourth place.

They will have an opportunity to take another step forward on Friday at Yukon at 6 p.m.

The Millers are currently tied for second place with Edmond Santa Fe at 6-2 in district play. The Tigers will turn around and face Edmond Santa Fe on Tuesday on the road.

NNHS boys travel to face Moore — Norman North got a much-needed runaway win over Capitol Hill on Wednesday to snap a two-game skid.

The Timberwolves have won two of their last three district games including a 75-66 win over Mustang. They're now two games below .500 in district play.

On Friday they can move one game back of .500 and in a tie for fifth place in District 1 with a win over Moore on Friday.

The Lions are 4-4 in district play and enter the game riding a six-game winning streak. The Timberwolves won the first meeting of the season 49-45 at Norman North.

NNHS girls look to build off big win — The Timberwolves are coming off a 66-point win over Capitol Hill on Thursday.

With the win, they improve to 5-3 in district play with their three losses coming to the top three teams in the district. The Timberwolves are currently in fourth in District 1 with a two-game advantage over Piedmont and Moore.

Norman North will be looking for its third straight district win when it faces Moore on Friday at 6 p.m.

The Timberwolves beat the Lions by 12 on their home court the first time they faced off. The Lions have lost seven straight after starting out the season 6-2.

Tarik Masri is the sports editor for The Transcript covering OU athletics and area sports. You can reach him by emailing tarik@normantranscript.com