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December 19, 2013

Marlow basketball shines in first road test

MARLOW — With a smothering defense, Marlow boys basketball made the trek up north to No. 11 Lindsay on Tuesday and came home with a 56-38 victory.

It was a big victory for the Outlaws (2-1), who dominated the undefeated Leopards in all aspects of the game. In the first road test of the season, sophomore Braeden O’Dell put on a show, scoring 28. Coach Kirk Harris said his versatility on the offensive end has been a big help to the team.

“He’s been able to score inside, outside, as well as when he draws the double team, making the assists and getting other guys easy baskets,” Harris said.

An increase in assists created a high shooting percentage against the Leopards and ultimately led to the large margin of victory. After getting beat bad by Lindsay in the summer, Harris was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the game. However, he did think the team played its best game of the year.

“Other games we might have played a little bit better offensively, but defense, offense and rebounding combined, I thought it was the best game of the year,” Harris said.

The Marlow girls basketball team also played its best game of the season, according to coach Larry Mowry. The loss and 61-44 scoreline didn’t show it, but that was heavily influenced by the foul calls. The Outlaws shot just eight free throws compared to the opponent’s 43. The visiting team held tough, being within six points in the final quarter. However, the Leopards hit 30 of the foul shots, and Mowry said that was tough to overcome.

“We play aggressive and know going in, that our foul count is going to be little higher than the other team, but 43 free throws to eight, that’s just a little skewed,” Mowry said.

Facing a top 10 team wasn’t easy, but Mowry saw a lot of good in the plight. He thought the girls handled the press well, improved their play in offensive sets and didn’t make some of the mistakes they had made in the past few games. Mowry explained that he showed the Outlaws (2-1) all of these positives in practice on Wednesday, before pointing out the way the girls handled the loss mentally was important.

“They have a lot of poise,” Mowry said. “I had a couple foul out and you would see frustration creeping in, but the teammates are stepping in.

“They’re all looking out for each other, which is great. That’s more than I could hope for.”

The teams know they can’t fixate on these performances too long, because Washington’s ranked teams are headed to Marlow on Friday. Both Warrior teams won their portion of the Comet Classic tournament on Saturday.

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