The Edmond Sun


May 27, 2010

Memorial Summer League basketball kicks off

'Dogs top North, Del City stuns Wolves

EDMOND — The Memorial Summer Boy’s Basketball League kicked off on Thursday night with a little Edlam preview for next year as Memorial and North battled in the opener.

The Bulldogs lost only one player off last season’s state tournament team and were very impressive despite having Obi Emegano out of the lineup with a shoulder injury.

North kept it close for much of the game as Memorial led 38-33 at halftime and 57-48 at the end of three. But Memorial’s defensive pressure was too much for the Huskies to handle.

North turned it over several times after advancing the ball past halfcourt as the Bulldogs led by as many as 20 points late in the contest before holding on for a 86-73 win.

Memorial got good performances from Jared Jobe, Jordan Thomas and James Woodard, all of who were starters last season.

Give North credit, though, as the young squad kept playing throughout.

In game two on the main court at Memorial High School, Santa Fe took on Del City.

The Eagles return every member off last season’s squad and it showed, as they appear to be an early contender in the Mid State Conference.

Del City won 47-43 in a defensive slugfest.

Santa Fe is looking for a point guard and a two-guard after losing Drew Hall and Mahlon Jones to graduation. But head coach Shawn Schenk has six months to do that.

Josh Richardson was his typical self, playing well on the defensive glass, while hitting a couple of long-range shots, to go with some points in the lane.

Chad Johnson was impressive from the outside, while Michael Onouha was good inside. Phoenix Bills also showed his range, connecting for a couple of 3-pointers.

The game was tied with just under a minute remaining, before Del City converted a pair of free throws and got a basket in the final seconds.

In all, there were eight games on Thusday night, with another eight games scheduled for next Tuesday. The league consists of Memorial, North, Santa Fe, Deer Creek, Del City, Moore, Bridge Creek, P.C. North, P.C. West, Enid, Yukon, Millwood, Okarche, John Marshall, and Westmoore.

There will be games going every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6-10 p.m. until June 29.

Eagle watch

Oklahoma Christian head coach Dan Hays was in attendance watching next year’s crop of basketball players. Hays seemed quite pleased with his incoming recruiting class.

“It’s gone very well. We got Will Reinke, the big kid from Lawton. He’s transferring in from Stephen F. Austin. Josh Faurot is another big kid at 6-5, he’s coming in from Texas. His father was the No. 14 pick in the 1984 NFL Draft out of the University of Arkansas, where he played for Lou Holtz,” Hays said. “He’s a really good kid. Then the Santa Fe kid, Ross Morrisett, he’s transferring in from Northern. He’s looking like he’s going to step right in and contribute. He’s got a lot better.”

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