Compton’s free throw made it 3-2 McAlester, then a Hugo turnover led to a layup by McGowan. Robinson’s free throw made it 6-2, but Hugo tied the game on a put-back by Simpson and a fastbreak layup by Smith.
Hugo took the lead for good on a steal by Simpson that turned into a basket for Smith. Layups by McLain and McGowan cut Hugo’s lead to 14-12 late in the first, but while McAlester had the final possession of the quarter, no one could get off a shot before the buzzer.
With the win, Hugo improved to 2-0. McAlester began its season 0-1.
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