Texas Pascale found Dawkins for a 3-pointer, but Nolan scored on the opposite end for a 15-8 lead. Buffs center De’Angelo Rhone made it a 5-point game with a layup, but Burns ended the first quarter with a 3-pointer for an 18-10 lead.
“We can’t lose to a 5A school in Oklahoma, so we have to keep on winning and playing as a team,” Nolan said. “Communicate, don’t be selfish, so we can move up in our rankings. Right now we’re fifth (in Class 5A), and we should not be fifth.”
With the win, MacArthur improved to 11-5. McAlester fell to 6-12.
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