Three Warriors scored in double figures and the defense continued to improve as Okarche won its third straight game.
The Warriors forced 31 turnovers in a 66-45 home win against Harding Fine Arts.
After losing its first two games of the season, Okarche is now 3-2.
“Our first two games, we struggled defensively,” coach Aaron West said. “It’s been better these last three games.”
Okarche got on the Firehawks early with a 20-10 spurt in the first quarter.
The lead steadily grew from there.
Hunter Mueggenborg poured in 21 points and also had seven rebounds.
P.K. Harris added 15 points and Caden Schieber scored 11. Schieber also led the team with nine rebounds.
He had five offensive rebounds as Okarche got 13 second-chance points in the game.
The Warriors also scored 29 points off of turnovers.
Harding was led by Lawson Lewis, who scored 20 points. Khairee Kanaly added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Lady Warriors win big
Haley Mitchel was able to clear her bench in Tuesday’s 79-2 win over visiting Harding Fine Arts.
Twelve different Lady Warriors scored and the team didn’t allow a field goal as it improved to 5-0.
Okarche overwhelmed Harding early and led 36-0 after a quarter.
Jadyn Rother scored all 15 of her points in the quarter and didn’t play the rest of the game.
Scout Payne and Ryen Wittrock scored 13 points apiece.
Harding, which had 40 turnovers, got one free throw in each the second and fourth quarters.
It was the school’s first game of the season and first since the 2019-20 season. Harding didn’t play a game last year.