Wade hits 1,000 career points, Lady Outlaws win in double OT at Purcell

by Toni Hopper
Marlow’s Kently Davis uses her defensive skills to guard Purcell’s KK Eck during Tuesday’s game at Purcell. Davis was top scorer for the Lady Outlaws with 14 points. Davis is a junior at Marlow High School. Photo by Miranda Hance/The Marlow Review
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Marlow Lady Outlaws defeated Purcell, 46-44, in Tuesday’s game at the opponent’s court. The game went into a double overtime play. Junior Kently Davis was the top-scoring athlete for her team, with 14 points.

The girls also won their battle Friday at Davis, 27-26, and another exciting milestone was added to senior Lady Outlaw athlete, Whitney Wade’s record at that game.

“Whitney reached 1,000 career points, which is an amazing accomplishment,” said Coach Brett Tahah. “She also had 12 points in our double OT win versus Purcell. She is a great leader and player and an even better person. I’m so proud of her accomplishments.” Tahah also selected Wade as the Outlaw Spotlight Player of the Week.

Marlow Outlaw boys lost their game against Purcell, 62-46 in conference play, but had a win in Friday’s game at Davis, 51-25.

“We played very well defensively the entire game but were not very consistent on offense. The Outlaws were led by Avrey Payne with 14 points, while Blayd Harris had 11. Parker Boyles and Mason Holding added 8 and 7 points in the game,” said Coach Kirk Harris.

“Purcell got off to a hot start in the game and led 19-6 after the first quarter. The Outlaws fought back but could get no closer than 6 points in the second half. We have to play a lot tougher and execute on offense if we want to be able to beat the top teams in our class.”

Harris selected junior Cody Weber as Spotlight Player of the Week. “He is an athletic wing player and a very good defender. His hard work in practice is very beneficial to the success of our team.”

Lady Outlaws Individual Scoring at Purcell: Kently Davis 14 pts, Whitney Wade 12 pts, Carson Lovett 8 pts, Allye Haile 6 pts, Demi Hunt 4 pts, Erin Doughty 3 pts, Kendall Kizarr, 1 pt.

Top scorer for Purcell was Lauren Holmes 14 pts.

Outlaws Individual Scoring at Purcell: Avrey Payne 11 pts, Parker Boyles 8 pts, Brenden Brooks 7 pts, Mason Holding 6 pts, Kaden Harris 5 pts, Blayd Harris 4 pts, Zach Pettit 3 pts, Hudson Morgan 2 pts.

Top scorer for Purcell was Kobe Freeman 24 pts.

Feb. 3: Marlow vs Davis (at Davis), 51-25

Individual Scoring: Avrey Payne 14 pts, Blayd Harris 11 pts, Parker Boyles 10 pts, Zach Pettit 7 pts, Cody Weber, Kaden Harris, Jacob Crowson, 2 pts each

Top scorer for Davis was Dakota Carter 16 pts.

Lady Outlaws 27-26

Individual Scoring: Whitney Wade 12 pts, Allye Haile 5 pts, Erin Doughty 4 pts, Carson Lovett 3 pts, Demi Hunt 2 pts, Kently Davis 1 pt.

Here’s a look at the Outlaws final two home regular-season high school basketball games and events set for Friday, and Tuesday, Feb. 14:

Friday, they play against Washington. The JV tip-off time is 4:30 p.m. and Varsity at 6:30 p.m. In the lobby, there will be PTO fundraiser sales table, and a boy’s basketball beef raffle, and Merit Auto Group “50/50” raffle. During the varsity girls game halftime, there will be an FCCLA Dress Revue, and during the varsity boys game halftime, a Bootleggers performance for 2 minutes, and then Merit Auto half-court shot attempt for half of the raffle pot. Merit is also sponsoring free admission for fans.

Tuesday, the Outlaws play Bridge Creek, with same start times and lobby fundraisers. It is also senior night ceremony. During the halftime of the varsity girls’ game, Avrey Payne and Lane Jones will be presented with their Class 3A football All-State and All-Star-by-Class jackets.



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