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December 17, 2013

Boomers hold off Elks, 73-68

Woodward, Okla. — The Boomers won an early-season matchup of unbeaten boys basketball teams at Boomer Fieldhouse Tuesday night.

Taylan Iliff scored 28 points and Ty Richey 15 to lead the Boomers in a 73-68 win over Elk City.

Woodward improved to 3-0 on the season while Elk City lost for the first time in 5 outings.

Luke Lewallen led Elk City with 34 points.

The Boomers led throughout but Elk City stayed close and got even at 55-55 with 6:38 remaining in the game.

Woodward responded with a 9-0 run over the next 3 minutes and led the rest of the way.

Iliff started the surge with a bucket off an inbounds play and had 6 points in that stretch and Richey 3.

Elk City rallied again though with 5 unanswered before Iliff rebounded a missed free throw and scored to make it 66-60.

Woodward maintained a 6-point lead with 28.5 seconds left as Garrett Owen hit a pair of free throws. Rogers buried a trey for the Elks with 17 seconds left, but free throws by Iliff and Owen in the last 12 seconds sealed the win.

The Boomers led 29-24 at halftime and maintained a working advantage through much of the third period. Elk City closed to within two and had the ball, but a steal and two free throws by Owen put Woodward up 53-49 going into the fourth quarter.

Kaleb Roach added 13 points and Owen 9 for the Boomers.

The Boomers are off until Jan. 7 when they start an extended road trip with a game at Clinton.

In the girls game, the Boomers led much of the way but couldn't finish as Elk City scored the game's final 13 points to win 46-41.

Woodward had an 8-point lead on several occasions in the fourth period before going cold from the field.

The Boomers fell to 0-3 on the year while Elk City is 4-1.

Hillary Hurst and Amanda Covalt had 10 points each to lead the Boomers.

Makayla Harrison and Hannah Anderson had 12 each for the Elks.

Woodward's next game is Jan. 7 in Clinton.

Girls

Elk CIty 46, Woodward 41

Woodward - Newby 6, Covalt 10, Smithton 5, Pope  7, Hurst 10, Garner 3.

Boys

Woodward 73, Elk City 68

Woodward - Hixon 6, Roach 13, Iliff 28, Owen 9, Ludwyck 2, Richey 15.

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