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Wolves Lose Some Close Ones In Tournament Play


December 13, 2018

So close, yet so far! Coming in as the seventh seed, the Bishop Kelly Tournament had in store for the Shawnee Wolves a one point OT loss, a seven point loss, and a 25 point win. The Wolves came into the tournament with a 14 point home loss to El Reno.

In the El Reno game, Shawnee shot 30.6% from the field to El Reno's 37.3%. El Reno out-rebounded Shawnee 40-29. Shawnee did have six assists to El Reno's zero assists as well 10 steals to El Reno's one.

Jaylon Orange had a team high 12 points while only shooting two for nine (22.2%). Orange did go to the line 10 times, capitalizing eight times from the charity strike. Deandre Love ended his night with 11 points on five for 11 shooting. Love also had eight rebounds to Orange's six.

In the Bishop Kelley Tournament, the Wolves took on the second seed Edison Eagles in the first round. With the score 66-60 in favor of Edison, #3 Tanner Morris hit one of his two threes with 14.5 seconds left to bring them within three, 66-63. After two FTs by Edison, #15 Tyler Heubert hit one of his two threes to bring the score to 68-66. Heubert, after the Eagles made two more free throws, hit a 3 as time expired, bringing the final score to 70-69 Edison.

Free throw shooting is what saved the Eagles as they connected on all eight of their free throws in overtime, going 17-20 for the game. Shawnee only had eight attempts from the line, connecting on five, including going one of three from the charity strike in OT. Heubert packed the stat sheet as he had a team high 18 points on 8-16 shooting with seven assists and six rebounds. Deandre Love posted the only double-double for the Wolves as he had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Joe Maytubby shot 5-7 (71.4%) for 11 points.

The next two games saw Shawnee lose to Daniel Webster 56-49 and then defeat McLain 66-41 in the seventh place game. Deandre Love in the last two games of the tournament had 30 points and 16 rebounds. J'Briell Easley's last two games saw 19 points.

On Friday, Dec. 14, the Shawnee Wolves welcome the Ponca City Wildcats for their home opener in a non-district matchup. Shawnee won't see a district opponent until the new year when they face off at home against Guthrie.


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