By Chuck Reherman
Yukon didn nearly everything they needed to do to get a Bedlam on the Court win Friday night.
The Millerettes just needed one more bucket to fall or one more stop on defense.
Yukon put together a furious fourth quarter rally, but came up short to Mustang, 44-43, in a Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference and regular season finale loss at YHS,
The Millerettes trailed by as many as 17-points in the second half and tied the game 43-43 with 3:08 remaining in the game. Mustang hit one of two free throws with 1:33 remaining and the Millerettes worked the clock down to the closing seconds, but missed a shot with 3,8 left and Mustang held on for the win.
““I thought we started off the first two and one half quarters not very great,” YHS head coach Roy Wyckoff said. “We tried to do a lot of one of five stuff, didn’t move the ball around very well and that led to transitions buckets for them. And, that led to some frustrations for us,
“Halfway through the third quarter, we hit a shot or two and everything flipped,” he said. “We made an incredible run and I was so proud how we battled. We didn’t quite get all the way over the hump, but we battled really well.
The Millerettes trailed 37-20 early in the third quarter and were on the verge of being blown out. But, the team gathered itself, forced tunovers and buckets from Kristen Readel, Maggie Scott and an Amunique Holmes trey cut the lead to 37-27.
YHS trailed 41-27 early in the fourth and went on a 14-2 run using a Holmes trey and a shot in the lane from Sydney Brown to tie the game 43-43. Lunden Foreman hit a free throw to put Mustang back on top and the Millerettes missed the game winning shot late.
“We made a good run at the end, just not quite enough,” Wyckoff said. “I am disappointed for them, but not disappointed in them. We have had a lot of these disappointing finishes, but we are young and I feel we can get there.
“We tried to be patient on that last shot. We had a good move to the basket, but didn’t get a great shot.”
Holmes led the Millerette scoring with 15, Readel added 12, Brown had six and Scott four.