(Mannford) — Cushing brought on the defensive pressure in the fourth period to pull away from Mannford Saturday night in the third place game of the 21st annual Lake Keystone Classic in Mannford.
The Tigers trailed 20-14 at halftime, but outscored the Pirates in the third period 11-8, but still trailed 28-25 at the start of the fourth quarter. Cushing then switched from a zone defense to man to man full court pressure to take the lead and pull away in the final stanza. The final score was 48-36. Vincent Willis and Duane Vaughn were named to the all tournament team. Cushing is now 5-1 on the season.
Also on Saturday, the Lady Tigers picked up their first win of the season with a 63-24 runaway over the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
Cushing will play Mannford again in their next game, Friday in Cushing.