The Enid Outlaws pulled away from Omaha’s Finest in the second half last night, winning 143-113. In a game where every possession seemed to end in a whistle, the Outlaws were able to overcome the tight reffing by the officials. It appeared even more frustrating to the Omaha coaches who received 3 technical fouls, and the head coach was ejected from the game. A few players got into the technical action as well. From the stands it appeared it was called very tight on both teams, but Enid was able to mostly keep their emotions in check, which helped them to the 30 point win.
In the win, The Outlaws were led by the usual dominance of Chance Comanche who scored a quiet 40 points, if that is possible. He also had 20 rebounds and 4 blocks. This is made even more impressive by the fact he has some nagging injuries. Five other players finished in double figures, with Tavares Sledge (22) and Omega Harris (21) both over 20. Midseason addition Devin Harris continued his slick passing and had 11 assists to go with 16 points.
Enid is now 15-2 and has a 3 game lead on the third place Shreveport Mavericks. They are also one game back of the Houston Push for first, but they unfortunately do not face the Push again this year, so the Outlaws will have to hope the Push stumbles to another team at some point.
This afternoon the Outlaws face the Little Rock Lightning in a home game at the Stride Bank Center. The Lightning are 6-10 and are 0-3 against Enid this year. The Outlaws have won every game by more then 26 points (including a 32 point win last Sunday), so expect so see some good action from the home team. Little Rock is led by Percell Washington who averages 24.3 Points and 10.8 Rebounds per game. Right behind is Deonta Terrell with 24.2 Points per game. Terrell has been on a tear lately with 29, 30, 23 and 30 points his last 4 games.
The game tips off at 4:00 p.m. Tickets start at $8 and can be purchased at the ticket window or online at www.stridebankcenter.com