Del City girls compete in Bartlesville tournament
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
The Del City boys didn’t come away with as many wins as they hoped at the Bishop McGuinness Classic.
But coach Lenny Hatchett believes they gained valuable experience for the rest of the season.
“I felt we will be better from this tournament even though we only went 1-2,” Hatchett said. “Now we have to focus on the remaining 11 games we have in district and get ready for those teams.”
The Eagles went 1-2 with a victory over the host Irish and losses to Choctaw and Norman.
Del City boys dropped their first game of the tournament to Choctaw, falling 52-43. Desean McCarroll led the Eagles with 13 points and D’Marion Turner and Jaden Johnson had seven points apiece.
The Eagles bounced back with a 59-48 victory against Bishop McGuinness in the consolation semifinals on Friday.
Jaden Johnson led the way with 22 points. Tavyn Johnson finished with 11 points and McCarroll had 10 points.
On Saturday, Del City struggled to get their offense going early in a 59-47 loss to Norman. The Tigers led 15-8 at the end of the first and went up 26-18 at halftime.
The Eagles hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter but couldn’t make a run at the Tigers.
“I thought we really competed, had several chances to beat Norman but didn’t make some key plays in the clutch part of the game,” Hatchett said.
Jashawn McCalister led the team in scoring with 12 points.
Del City’s girls traveled to Bartlesville for the ConocoPhillips Arvest Invitational.
The Lady Eagles came up short in all three games.
On Thursday, they lost to Stillwater 44-33 in the first round. Shelby Thornton led the team with 11 points.
Del City’s girls came up short against Bixby 59-38 in the consolation semifinals. Courtnie McCarroll finished with 14 points in the loss.
They closed out the weekend with a 38-33 setback against Tulsa Memorial. Thornton was the high scorer with 10 points and McCarroll added nine.
Del City’s teams hosted Lawton MacArthur Tuesday night and they will travel to Santa Fe South on Friday.