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Bombers hit 18 3-pointers in win over MacArthur

Roy Henderson dunks during the senior night game against Lawton MacArthur on Friday, Feb. 9. Photo by Jeff Harrison

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Roy Henderson wanted to make a statement on senior night.

He certainly did.

The senior scored a game-high 26 points with four 3-pointers to lead the Bombers past Lawton MacArthur 89-72 at JE Sutton Fieldhouse.

“Senior night meant the world to me. I really wanted to show out tonight with everyone coming out to support us,” he said.

Henderson wasn’t alone. The Bombers lit up the scoreboard especially from long range with 18 3-pointers. Carl’Sheon Young scored 19 points with five three-pointers. Deshawn Denson scored 16 with three treys.

“We shoot the ball at a high level. That’s what we do every day in practice, and it shows when the lights come on,” said coach Torey Noel.

The Bombers hit the Highlanders early, scoring 27 points in the opening period. Young hit three 3-pointers and Henderson added two for a 27-15 advantage.

Henderson scored 10 in the second pushing the lead to 52-27 at halftime.

Midwest City kept up the pace in the second half. Jarvis Nash came off the bench to score seven points in the third quarter. Mason McKenzie added eight points in the fourth quarter for the win.

Before the game, the team recognized its senior players. Henderson, Bryan Williams and Justin Jones and manager Kareem Olawayi took part in the senior night ceremony.
The Bombers clinched the District 5A-2 title earlier in the week with back-to-back wins over Guymon. It marks a big turnaround for the team that won six games last year.

“Winning the district is huge for our program,” said Noel. “We preached changing the narrative from the previous year and having the best comeback the state of Oklahoma has ever seen. And we’re on the right path now.”

Midwest City closed out the regular season Tuesday against Southeast. They will host a regional tournament next week.

That’s huge for our program. We preached changing the narrative from the previous year when we only won six games and having the best comeback season that the state of Oklahoma has ever seen. We’re on the right path of doing it now.

Midwest City’s Jarvis Nash steals the ball from a Lawton MacArthur player Friday night during a district boys basketball game at JE Sutton Fieldhouse. The Bombers hit 18 3-pointers and won 89-72. Photo by Jeff Harrison

 

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