PC West, Santa Fe a fun matchup to watch
I can’t imagine two more different looking teams that are so evenly matched as the Edmond Santa Fe and Putnam City West boys.
PC West evened the season series, with each team winning at home (Santa Fe by 3 and PC West by 4). But the teams are so different from each other, it makes for a wild game to watch.
Santa Fe is a guard-oriented, pressure defense team, with a variety of different styles among those guards. Josh Richardson, a 6-foot-5 wing, creates a matchup problem for the Pats, because he’s bigger than their guards, but too quick for coach Tim Stogsdill to put one of his big guys on him.
And at the same time, Santa Fe doesn’t have enough big guys to match up with 6-foot-6 Tyler Neal and 6-foot-8 Amric Fields, both of whom are athletic enough to get on the wing and shoot the 3 or drive to the bucket.
So the game turns out being this battle of wills that’s nothing but pure excitement. If these two teams meet in March, it’ll be a classic. Mark it down.
Santa Fe has more depth, which could benefit them in the playoffs, when teams are routinely playing games on two or three consecutive nights.
But the difference on Tuesday night was that PC West kept after Richardson enough to limit his touches, thanks to some solid play from Marquis Green and Josiah Campbell.
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