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OKC Thunder built in Spurs’ likeness

When Clay Bennett was seeking a leader for his team that would one day become the Oklahoma City Thunder, he picked a rising star from a San Antonio franchise on the verge of winning its fourth NBA championship in a decade.

Spurs will attack OKC Thunder’s Westbrook

It’s the main event of the Western Conference finals: Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook, All-Star point guards having their best seasons yet. One going for a fourth NBA championship, the other chasing his first.

Oklahoma City Thunder to play preseason game at Intrust Bank Arena

The Oklahoma City Thunder will play a preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks at Intrust Bank Arena in October, the venue announced today.

OKC Thunder awaits next opponent

When the task of practicing over and over again gets monotonous, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks has his ways of trying to spice it up and get his players’ attention again.

Badgers' woes continue as Michigan rolls to win

As far as Jordan Taylor can tell, there's only one way for No. 18 Wisconsin to snap out of this puzzling slump.

Heights boys survive Northwest scare

Heights' boys team had no offensive rebounds at halftime of its game with Northwest at Koch Arena on Saturday night, and Falcons coach Joe Auer was not pleased.

State College Men (Jan. 8)

State College Men

Heights' defense stifles Northwest girls

Fifteen first-half turnovers would destroy most team's chances of winning a game.

Southeast tops unbeaten Derby

Southeast's boys made less than a third of their shots Saturday and still came out with a win, beating Derby 59-56 at Koch Arena for the Panthers' first loss.

Andale takes down Collegiate boys

ANDALE — There was a mini celebration at halfcourt by the Andale boys following Collegiate junior Riley Kemmer's errant three-pointer to end Friday's game, a 44-41 Andale victory.

Carroll boys hold off West's final try

Four-tenths of a second were taken off the clock before the West basketball team took its last possession against Bishop Carroll on Friday, and that's about how late Arnez Jones was in taking the final shot.

Kapaun boys hand East its first loss

East junior Larry Dennis opened Saturday's basketball game with Kapaun Mount Carmel by driving inside for a basket. Then he made another inside basket. By the midpoint of the first period, Dennis had nine of East's 11 points and three rebounds.

Frankamp's 47 subdues South

Conner Frankamp often creates the illusion that he's reached a higher level of energy in the fourth quarter or basketball games. Frankamp is playing at a different level, but he's only maintaining his energy as that of his opponents dwindles.

Patient Augusta works around Mulvane

AUGUSTA — On a few offensive possessions, Augusta held onto the ball for so long that the Orioles probably would have received multiple shot-clock violations before even attempting a shot—if a shot clock existed in high school basketball.

Garden Plain girls make quick work of Conway Springs

GARDEN PLAIN — Garden Plain coach Sarah McCormick said her girls didn't want a close game Friday night, so they went out and shut out Conway Springs 17-0 in the first quarter, rolling to a 43-19 Central Plains League victory.

Friday's high school basketball schedule (Jan. 6)

Girls at 6 p.m., boys 7:30, unless noted

Friday's Kansas high school basketball scores (Jan. 6)

City League

K-State, Kansas beat ranked foes

Mariah White offered a quick prayer when she tossed up a runner with the game tied in the waning seconds of overtime.

East needs big half to put away West

East coach Ron Allen didn't panic when his team gave up five points in the final seven seconds of the first half Tuesday night.

Sophomore helps Heights turn back Carroll

If each game represents a chapter of Heights' 49-game winning streak, then many storylines have surfaced over the three years of its existence that have made it the country's longest.

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