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Friday, September 22, 2023

Enid Outlaws v. Houston Push Game Preview

The league-leading Enid Outlaws (9-0) play the second-place Houston Push today (Sunday) at 4:00 p.m. at the Stride Bank Center. Last night the Outlaws broke the league record with their ninth straight win to start a season with a 156-106 win over the Midtown (Wichita) Prestige. In Saturday’s game, the Outlaws were led, as usual, by Chance Comanche with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Wayne Runnels with 28 points and Charlie “Buckets” Marquardt, who stayed on fire shooting 7-8 from 3 point range. The Outlaws have totally dominated their competition, especially at home, with only two games being within 10 points.

The Houston Push will provide a test today, as they are 7-1 on the year. They played in Waco, Texas last night (results unknown) and their only loss has come at the hands of the Enid Outlaws, who won 106-99 when they played April 18th here in Enid. The Push are led by SG Jordan Allen (#5) who is averaging 21.5 points per game and is 3rd in the league in 3 pointers made. The push are owned by NBA star Steve Francis and NBA player Moochie Norris is the Head Coach/GM.

The Outlaws players are the class of the league. Chance Comanche leads the league in rebounds (12.9 RPG) and is 2nd in the league in points (27.8 PPG) despite sitting out big chunks of games with large leads. Sharpshooter Charlie Marguardt is 2nd in the league in 3 pointers made. While the league does not keep leaders of 3 pt percentage, Marquardt is shooting well over 50% from 3 point range which has to be near the league lead for volume shooters. PG Omega Harris is 8th in the league in assists (6.1 APG), despite sharing PG duties with Lindy Waters III who averages 5.6 APG himself. Wayne Runnels is just out of the top 10 in scoring at 23.0 PPG and also averages 9.0 RPG.

Tickets for tonight’s game are available at the Stride Bank Center box office or online at www.stridebankcenter.com and start at $8 a piece.

Robert Faulkhttps://enidmonthly.com
Robert R. Faulk is the Publisher and Editor of the Enid Monthly. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and has his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but is happy to have lived in Enid since 2004 and calls it "home."



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