Hydro-Eakly Uses Late Rally to Roll Past Caddo
Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:09 pm
News On 6
Originally Published: Mar 3, 2011 10:57 PM CDTStephany Speck
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
CHOCTAW, Oklahoma – Hydro-Eakly was led by their big man in the paint, Dylan King, as they used a fourth-quarter rally to blast past the Caddo Bruins 55-41 and advance in the state title race.
King, not only protected his basket by tipping and blocking several Caddo shots, but he also used his size to muscle his way to hoop and tally 12 points of his own by the end of the night.
He was flanked by teammate Bobby Davis who used explosive speed to drive to the basket and open up space for his teammates. Travis Meyers, who at several times pointed to the crowd after hitting one of his four 3’s throughout the game, led all scorers with 17 points. He hammed it up with long shots from behind the arc and quick layups past the sizable Bruins boys on the inside. Cody Dooley tacked on an additional 16 points in the contest.
The Bruins and Bobcats were neck-and-neck for most of the game, heading into the locker room at halftime tied at 21. Caddo had hot hands in the first half, but struggled to land their shots in the third and fourth quarters as the Bobcats pulled ahead.
Hydro-Eakly opened the game up in the fourth, building their margin by as many as 12 points. With the offensive momentum in favor of the Bobcats, the Bruins tried to battle back with defense. They tried double-teaming the Bobcats, but that only opened up an easy pass to the open player for Hydro-Eakly.
With the crowd on their side, the boys of Hydro-Eakly savored every shot they landed, some even turning to the crowd to keep them pumped up. Caddo simply couldn’t recover the swagger they played with prior to halftime, ending their run for the state title.
The Hydro-Eakly Bobcats collected their 18-straight win to advance to the next round of the playoffs.