The Edmond Sun
The Edmond Memorial Bulldogs trailed Yukon 14-13 in the opening quarter before Travis Glover’s 3-pointer gave the ‘Dogs the lead for good that ignited a 10-0 run that bled into the second period Thursday at Deer Creek High School in the first round of the Bruce Gray Invitational.
The next trip up the floor, teammate Taylor Hicks got quickly to the glass on a fast break for a bucket and then Hicks penetrated and dumped off to Joey Martinelli for a 20-14 advantage.
Bulldog Trey Sneed hit a free shot and Sneed then hit a lean-in shot off of a break to cap the 10-0 run and a 23-14 cushion. Memorial then cruised home to a dominating 78-51 triumph and will play the winner of Deer Creek/Western Heights Friday at 5:30 in the semifinals.
Sneed, who accumulated six of his nine total points in the second stanza, was the recipient of a long downcourt pass and converted a layup with 35 seconds to go before half for an imposing 45-25 cushion. Memorial led 45-30 at the break as Jacob Essman scored seven points; Hicks a dozen, including a pair of treys in the first quarter; Glover hit two 3s for six points; Kristian Doolittle knocked down seven points and Terril Bruner popped a 3 coming in the first half.
In the final stanza, Doolittle gave the ‘Dogs a 66-43 cushion at the 6:02 mark with a 3 at the top of the key and with just over three minutes to play in regulation, Martinelli gave Edmond Memorial its largest lead of the game at 77-49 with a jumper.
Hicks led the way with 17 points ensued by Doolittle (14), Glover (13), Caleb McCain (8, all in the third), Essman 7, Bruner 3 and Lamanuel Singleton (1).