News and Notes:Chargers jolt Rams
BY BARRY LEWIS & MIKE BROWN World Sports Writers
Monday, January 28, 2013
1/28/13 at 3:50 AM
Memorial won the Port City Classic with a 60-58 victory over Class 6A No. 6 Owasso on Devin Perez's trey with 1.9 seconds left on Saturday at Catoosa.
"It was a battle all night in a playoff-type atmosphere, and it should be a great confidence booster," Memorial coach Eric Savage said. "After a rough week, we got refocused."
The tournament title came after the Class 5A No. 2 Chargers lost at Edison and Booker T. Washington the previous week.
A key for Memorial was the defensive effort by its guards, including Devin Perez and Anthony White, to hold Owasso's Shake Milton and Jaylen Lowe to a combined 23 points - nearly half below their average.
"Demari Edwards played his best three games since before Christmas, and A.J. Cockrell played well with 12 points (Saturday)," Savage said.
Fun free throws: Cascia Hall's Bryce Carter finished runner-up to Memorial's Wes Powell in the free-throw contest at the Port City Classic.
Also a highly regarded baseball slugger, Carter won a home run derby for high school players at ONEOK Field last spring. How do the experiences compare?
"It's pretty much the same. You just try to have fun and try to win," he said with a chuckle.
Both shooters went 9-for-10 in the free-throw final, forcing a playoff. Carter missed the second of three extra attempts and Powell drained all three.
Delk lifts Lincoln: Drew Delk made a timely return to Lincoln Christian's lineup in the Dewey Tournament title game Saturday. Delk, who had missed three games with an injury, had a layup with 25 seconds left after he came up with a steal, to lift Lincoln to a 43-38 victory over Dewey. Lincoln was clinging to a two-point lead before Delk's basket.
"That was the play of the game," Lincoln coach Zac Briscoe said.
Lincoln's Austin Jones was named the tournament's most valuable player with 42 points in three games.
Edwards boosts Kiefer: Trystin Edwards banked in an 8-footer as time expired in overtime to give host Kiefer a 56-54 victory over Ripley in the Dave Calvert Invitational title game on Saturday.
Two freshmen, Lense Ramey and Kyle Howard, led Kiefer with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
Bombers' Brown named MVP: Midwest City's Kesean Brown was the Jenks/Union Invitational's MVP. Also on the all-tournament team were Jenks' Steven Parker, Union's Shawn Olden, Midwest City's Cornell Neal and Edmond Santa Fe's Curran Scott.
TOP: Union's Josh Palmer shoots a free throw during Friday's game against Midwest City in the Jenks/Union Invitational. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World
Midwest City's Kesean Brown is guarded by Union's Alex Barton on Friday. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World