Look out for El Reno
By Robert Przybylo
Some teams were just waiting for their experience to catch up with them. As young pups, they were blown out and suffered severe growing pains. Now? Look out because they’re coming. For the boys, let’s look to Rodney Haydon and his El Reno boys basketball team.
The Indians were a mere 7-21 last year. This season? Well, the seven has been match but the 21 is just a deuce. And in both losses, El Reno lost it at the buzzer.
The breakout win was Saturday night at Deer Creek. Taylor Wedman tallied 26 points while Fayzon Richey was good for 25 in a 72-55 upset victory. The night before, Wedman busted out for 31 in a three-point win at Western Heights.
Haydon credits the turnaround to nothing in particular, just you know, the kids growing up.
Wedman missed his whole sophomore campaign and half of his junior seasons for personal reasons. The senior post player has the ability to stretch the defense, draining 11 3-pointers in the two wins last weekend.
The other glaring note is that the Indians are doing their biz on the road. And the road warriors will continue their jaunt with a road affair Tuesday and then heading to the Anadarko Tournament this weekend.
“Winning on the road means a whole lot to us,” Haydon said. “That’s where the confidence grows.”
The girls vote for turnaround of the year at this point? Find out Monday night.
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