ENID, Okla. —
Presidents Day will be no holiday for the Enid High basketball teams.
The Pacers and Plainsmen, coming off being swept at Lawton Eisenhower (girls 55-50 and boys 58-23) will travel to 5A El Reno for a 6:30 p.m. girls-boys doubleheader.
The games can be heard on KGWA (960 AM).
The No. 7-ranked Pacers (17-4) beat El Reno 50-45 in the season opener Nov. 29 behind 14 points from Abby Lee and 10 points from Grace Enmeier and Haven Bay.
Courtney Chelf, the Pacers leading scorer (17.9 ppg), was held to 9points, one of only two games where she was held under double figures.
Chelf has 18 straight games in double figures.
The Lady Indians, 7-13, are ranked No. 20 in 5A. El Reno broke a four-game losing streak by beating Guthrie 35-34 on Friday.
The Plainsmen (8-13) had their lowest scoring total of the season Saturday against Lawton Eisenhower.
Enid will be trying to avenge a 56-49 loss to the Indians at the Mabee Center on Nov. 29.
Jemarcus Jackson led the Plainsmen attack in that game with 21 points.
El Reno (12-8) is coming off a 43-39 loss at home to Guthrie. It was the Indians’ second-straight loss. El Reno had won four-straight before that, including a 48-46 win over Shawnee in the Shawee Invitational consolation finals.
It’s the season finale for both EHS teams, who will open the 6A playoffs later this week.
The girls will play Mustang at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tulsa Washington. The boys will play Broken Arrow at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bartlesville.
ENID, Okla. —
Lunt transferring to Illinois
Former Oklahoma State starting quarterback Wes Lunt is transferring to Illinois, returning to his home state after giving the Illini little consideration out of high school.
Lunt is from Rochester, Ill., and started five games last season as a freshman for the Cowboys, but was sidelined by an injury. He was the first true freshman to open the season as the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State since at least 1950.
The highly regarded Lunt will have to sit out this fall under NCAA transfer rules, but when he’s available in 2014 could be an instant upgrade for a struggling Illinois program and coach Tim Beckman, who is headed into his second season in Champaign. Beckman is a former OSU assistant coach.
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Rose hit 5-iron to the first cut of rough, pin-high on the 17th for an easy par. He smashed the most important tee shot of his career down the middle on the final hole, about 15 feet short of the famous Ben Hogan plaque. And his 4-iron rolled near the pin and settled against the collar of the green.
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