Dusters shut down Morrison 43-25 to advance PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 February 2011 12:04

L&T staff report
ENID, Okla. — The Beaver Dusters knew not to underestimate the Morrison Wildcats in Thursday’s Class A Area consolation quarterfinals in the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Morrison’s 4-19 record was deceiving, since they were without many starters for most of the regular season.
The Wildcats had made an impressive playoff run.
But in the end, the Beaver game-plan worked almost to perfection as the Dusters pulled out a 43-25 win, and will live to play another day on the Road to the Big House.
“We got off to a good start and in the second quarter shut down several things they were trying to do in set plays,” Beaver head coach Brian Stalder said. “I think that got them a little frustrated. Once we did that, I think they had a tough time.
“We just kind of frustrated them with what we did defensively.”
Beaver (19-9 and winners of five of its last six games) were scheduled to face Okeene in today’s Area consolation semifinals in Enid. Okeene held off Hooker 41-40 in the other area consolation quarterfinal.
“That game could have went either way,” Stalder said. “Okeene had their chances and Hooker had their chances.”
Today’s winner will play the loser of tonight’s Okarche-Cheyenne area championship game.
Samuel Becker led Beaver with 20 points, Cole Trippet added 13, David Rivera six, Tanner McFarland two and Kalen Gabel one.
“It’ll be a tough game today, Okeene defends really well,” Stalder said. “They do a great job of defending, it’ll be a tough challenge for us to handle the ball and get through their pressure on the halfcourt. They’re a real physical ballclub.”
—SHAWN YORKS

 

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