Your hometown Enid Outlaws are coming home for a Sunday matinee today at 3:00 p.m., after an opening road trip that saw them win two games, while losing one, in their first action of the early season.
The Outlaws kicked off the season on March 3rd in Louisiana against the Shreveport Mavericks. The Mavericks jumped out to an early 39-23 after the first period. The Outlaws battled back with a strong second period and entered halftime down just 73-67. The Mavericks were too much however, and led by 44 point from Bernard Parks, put the Outlaws away 129-115. The Outlaws were led by Guard Marvin Johnson (#3) who had 32 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Forward Ethan Chargois (#15) also had a great game in the losing effort with 20 points, 21 Rebounds and 7 assists.
The Outlaws immediately traveled to Dallas Suburb of Rockwall to play the 76ers the next day. They played much better in this game and came out with at 107-95 win pulling away in the 3rd quarter. Alex Cooper showed out the 76ers with 30 points (7 for 15 from 3 pt. range). The Outlaws had another excellent game from Chargois with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Ruston Hayward (#5) had 25 points.
After a few days of practice back home, the Outlaws headed to Little Rock and faced the Lightning. Marvin Johnson continued his strong play and paced the Outlaws with 37 points and newcomer Shawn Stith (#33) had 18 points in the 117-114 win.
Today’s game is against the Wichita Sky Kings who are 3-0 on the season. The Sky Kings are led by Guards Theodore Allen (#0) and Terrell Brown (#4). Allen is averaging 28 points per game on 58.8% shooting. He is also hitting 3’s at a 45.8% clip. Brown averages 16.3 PPG on 62.5% shooting (45.5% from 3). The Sky Kings also have an old Outlaw on their roster, 3 point specialist Charlie “Buckets” Marquardt. Marquardt is up to hos old tricks, hitting 47.1% of his 3 point shots. To win this game, the Outlaws will really have to defend the 3 point line.
Team Market Owner Jonathan Reed can’t wait for the game. “We are really excited for our home opener and are prepared to make some big announcements at the game, so you really don’t want to miss it. We are welcoming back fan favorite Charlie Marquardt, so that should be fun too. We expect to play well at home and are happy to play here in Enid especially. We would love to have as many from the community out as possible!”
The gams starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Stride Bank Center. Tickets can be purchased at stridbankcenter.com or at the door.