The Mustang Broncos came up just short of winning the 2023 Bishop Kelley Tournament earlier this month in Tulsa, falling to Broken Arrow by four points in the championship game.
Coach Scott Hodges’ squad rebounded from a regular season district loss to Piedmont on Dec. 5 with a 15-point win over Class 5A Coweta in the tournament opener.
The Broncos clinched a spot in the title game with an impressive 69-66 win over 5A Booker T Washington in the semifinals. Mustang lost 58-54 to the Tigers in the finals.
Roman Miller (Jr.) and Tyson Pogi (Fr.) were selected to the All-Tournament Team after a strong three-game set.
Miller averaged over 18 points and six rebounds per game while Pogi averaged over 16 points and three assists.
Check out the recaps and notes from each of Mustang’s games in the tournament:
MUSTANG 73, COWETA 58
The Broncos opened the tournament with a strong performance against Coweta, including a game-high 22 points from Miller and 10 made three-pointers by the team overall.
Miller hit two of those threes while going 9-for-11 from the floor over 27 minutes. He also grabbed a team-high five rebounds and dished out one assist.
Chance Rogers (Sr.) also played well, scoring 16 points with a team-high nine assists. He went 3-for-5 from three-point range and added two steals on the defensive end.
Roman Miller (Jr.) skies for a dunk during a game against Piedmont earlier this season at the Mustang Event Center. Miller helped lead the Broncos to a runner-up finish at the 2023 Bishop Kelley Tournament in Tulsa. He averaged over 18 points per game in the team’s three contests and was selected to the All-Tournament Team. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)
Pogi poured in 18 points with four assists. He shot well from long range, going 4-for-7 from deep while adding a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.
Mustang’s big man, Cole Clipson (Sr.), went 5-for-5 from the floor, racking up 10 points to go with three rebounds, two steals, and one blocked shot. Sophomore guard Jaden Johnson chipped in five points, five helpers, and five takeaways.
L.B. Hayes (Sr.) assisted on shots twice while scoring two points and nabbing one steal. He also grabbed three boards.
MUSTANG 69, BOOKER T WASHINGTON 66
The Broncos played well all around in a three-point win over Booker T Washington in the semifinals.
Mustang shot over 58-percent from the floor and over 44-percent from three-point range in the victory. They also went 11-for-14 from the free-throw line.
Four players scored in double digits, including Miller, Pogi, Clipson, and Rogers.
Tyson Pogi (Fr.) drives past a defender during a game earlier this season at the Mustang Event Center. Pogi helped lead the Broncos to the finals in the 2023 Bishop Kelley Tournament. He averaged over 16 points per game and was named to the All-Tournament Team. (Photo by Shelly Holinsworth / Freelance Action Photography)
Miller led the way with 19 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor and 6-for-6 shooting from the charity stripe. He also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out two assists.
Pogi added 17 points with four assists and four rebounds while Clipson finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots.
Rogers led the Broncos with six assists while scoring 11 points and grabbing two rebounds. He and Pogi combined for six made three-pointers.
Tanner Sharon (Sr.) scored six points and dished out two helpers while Jeriah Fleeton (Sr.) scored three points. Johnson tallied four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one point.
BROKEN ARROW 58, MUSTANG 54
Mustang played strong but came up just short against the 2023 State Tournament runner-up Tigers in the championship game.
Pogi and Miller each scored 15 points while Johnson added 14 and Clipson tallied 10.
Clipson also added eight rebounds while Rogers dished out a team-high four helpers.
The Broncos shot just over 36-percent from three-point range, going 8-for-22. They went 22-for-50 from the floor overall and attempted just three free throws.
Hodges’ squad continues its season on Thursday night in the opening game of the 2023 Bank 7 Mustang Holiday Classic at the Mustang Event Center.
The Broncos square off against Class 4A Marlow in the opening round, tipping off at 8:30 p.m. With a win, the team would play either Del City or Seiling in the semifinals on Friday at 8:30 p.m.