Claremore Daily Progress

January 19, 2013

Coweta cruises past Claremore, 63-31

Tim Ritter
Sports Editor

CLAREMORE — The Coweta Tigers extended Claremore’s losing streak to 12-straight games Friday with their 63-31 win over the Zebras in Metro Lakes Conference play.

Claremore dropped to 0-12 and 0-7 in conference in head coach Tommy Nolan’s second year.

From the opening tip, Coweta controlled the tempo and fired on all cylinders.

Ty Gunter and Zach Norris combined to score 7 points in the first quarter as Coweta led 15-5.

Norris heated up in the second quarter and increased Coweta’s lead to 32-12 at halftime.

The sharp-shooting guard led the Tigers with a game-high 22 points in just three quarters of action.

His twin brother, Caleb Norris, also contributed with 11 points on three treys and a baseline jumper.

Gunter rounded out Coweta’s scoring with 7 points.

Claremore, who trailed 50-17 at the end of the third quarter, tallied 14 points in the final eight minutes.

Brett Russell paced the Zebras offense with 8 points, while Dontre’ Murphy added 5. Truman Burrage, Hunter Garroutte and Daniel Lauer also finished with 3 points each.

The Zebras return to action at 8 p.m. on Tuesday against Oologah.