Savanna got to within 4 points of Canadian in the fourth, with Jake Murdaugh’s score off an offensive rebound making it 51-47 Cougars. But Weiher scored on the opposite end, Savanna failed to score on its next two possessions, then Shearwood went 2-for-2 at the foul line to make it 55-47 Cougars late in the fourth.
“Halftime, we decided we were going to try to press a little bit,” Lokey said.
“I felt like if we could kind of hurry them up a little bit, get them out of their comfort zone of passing and looking for what they want and (make them) have to make quicker decisions, it would work.”
Leal scored 15 for Canadian, and Weiher scored 12. Tanner Brown and Ryan Weeks both scored 9 for Savanna.
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