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Mid-Del POWs: Carl Albert wrestlers

by Ryan Aber Modified: May 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm •  Published: February 23, 2010

With four Carl Albert wrestlers winning Class 5A regional titles last week it’s hard to narrow this weeks’ Mid-Del Player of the Week down.

So this week it’s a split title with junior Jacob Lusch, sophomore Brandon Hughes, junior Eric Waggoner and senior Jared Porter sharing the honors.

Lusch, at 112 pounds, defeated Durant’s Nate Crawford 4-3 to win the title.

Lusch (26-5) will start his title quest against Miami’s Eli Hale on Friday at the state wrestling tournament.

At 119 pounts, Hughes (22-6) outlasted Altus’ Matt Wilhite 13-8 in the regional final. He will wrestle Tahlequah’s Jacob Russell in the opening round.

Wagoner (26-6) neat out Southeast’s Jemuel Duran 2-1 in the regional final. He’ll wrestle Skaitook’s Alex Allen in the state tournament opener at 130 pounds.

Porter, the lone senior in the bunch and a Western Michigan signee, had a close match with Altus’ Jeremy Delzer in the 145-pound finals, finally beating Delzer 2-1.

Porter (35-1) will take on Harrah’s Richard Griffin in the first round of the state tournament.

Look after the jump for other Mid-Del athletes who had impressive weeks last week:

Others
Trez Colbert, Midwest City: Last week’s Mid-Del Player of the Week had a game-high 24 points in a win over Midwest City, then scored 15 in a win over Norman.

Larry Cunningham, Carl Albert: Cunningham scored 23 in Tuesday’s overtime win over Deer Creek, then scored 18 in a 68-62 win over El Reno in the Titans’ regular-season final on Friday. Both were good for team highs.

Tray Dorrell, Del City: The junior (23-1) qualified for the state tournament as the second seed from the East regional, taking Tulsa Union’s Josh Walker to the wire before Walker came out with a 3-2 win. Dorrell will take on Edmond Santa Fe’s Brett Dunning in the opening round of the 6A tournament.

Mariah Jackson, Del City: Jackson scored nine in a Tuesday win over Norman North, then scored a team-high 18 in a five-point win over Southmoore on Friday.

Richa Jackson, Midwest City: Jackson scored a game-high 15 in a Tuesday win over Norman, then had 20 in a Friday win over Moore.

Blake Lam, Carl Albert: The junior (25-8) qualified for the Class 5A state tournament, where he’ll open against Tulsa Edison’s Patrick O’Brien.

Kylie Mays, Carl Albert: Mays scored a team-high 14 and played dominant defensive on the interior in a win over El Reno on Friday. In Tuesday’s eight-point win over Deer Creek, Mays scored 12.

Xavier McClish, Midwest City: McClish led the Bombers with 16 points in a 29-point win over Norman, a few days after scored 23 in a win over Moore.

Chris Stevenson, Del City: Stevenson scored 47 points in a pair of wins last week, scored 26 in an overtime loss to Southmoore on Friday. On Tuesday, Stevenson had 21 in a 51-46 win over Norman North.

Karlton Tallbear, Midwest City: The Bombers’ senior (24-6) won the Class 6A consolation finals, beating Muskogee’s Dylan Fields 5-3. He’ll open the state tournament against Shawnee’s Zane Talton.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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