Working Hard and Winning

by Toni Hopper

MARLOW SCHOOLS PSA: The hardwood floors in the new and dome gyms will be refinished during Christmas Break. Both facilities will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 22 to Tuesday, Dec. 27. Athletes, students and the general public are asked to not enter either gym during this time.

The Lady Outlaws and Outlaws basketball teams have stayed busy with practices this week, maintaining that winning attitude they’ve shown since the season began. The Christmas Tournament in Idabel is Dec. 27-29, another reason for their hard work this week. They will break Thursday for the holiday. Lady Outlaws are 4-0, and 12th (up by 1 slot) in the OSSAA rankings with 354 points. The boys team moved up from the 16th slot to 14th position this week, and are 3-1 currently, with 298 points.

Head Coach Kirk Harris and Girls Head Coach Brett Tahah are happy with the season so far.

“I am incredibly proud of the commitment and hard work of everyone on the team. We are off to a great start,” Tahah said of her Lady Outlaws. Recap: 39-37 win against Pauls Valley, 50-38 in the homecoming game against Lexington and 42-28 Lindsay.

Senior Whitney Wade led the Lexington game with 21 points, Kently Davis scored 10, Allye Haile, 7, Erin Doughty 4, Marlow Latimer and Demi Hunt, 3 each and Carson Lovett 2. In the Bridge Creek game Dec. 13, Wade scored 23 points, Davis, 11, Haile and Hunt 5 points each, Doughty 4, Latimer 3, Kendall Kizarr, 2, and Lovett 1.

After the boys’ team narrowly lost to Lindsay, 42-40, Dec. 6, they were determined to win against Bridge Creek the following week. And they did, 55-48.

“This was a great game for us to end the semester break,” Harris said. “It was a very competitive contest throughout the game.”

Avrey Payne led the way with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Parker Boyles scored 15, Blayd Harris 10, Kaden Harris and Mason Holding each had 4 points, and Boomer Brooks had 2. Hudson Morgan added 1 point.

Kently Davis and Boyles join their fellow teammates, Whitney Wade and Avery Payne, and Erin Doughty and Kaden Harris in Review’s new Outlaw Players Spotlight circle.

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