High school basketball: Edmond Memorial loses Jordan Woodard, beats Del City

by Ryan Aber Published: January 8, 2013
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Oklahoma signee Jordan Woodard has battled through hamstring issues throughout much of the season.

Tuesday night at Del City, Woodard suffered another setback. He left in the first quarter and did not return as the Bulldogs built a big lead and hung on for a 70-62 win.

It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injury to Woodard is.

The Bulldogs led by 16 after three, but the Eagles cut it to as little as six in the final minute before Memorial put the game away.

Wichita State signee Shaq Morris scored 21 points, 13 in the third quarter, to lead Memorial. Aaron Young added 16 and Sam Kreutzer 16 in the win.

“They fought back on it,” Morris said. “We wanted to work it inside-out and we did it for the most part, but we got out of it for awhile, and that cost us.”

Brett Cannon scored 25 for Del City, including 10 in the fourth.

MEMORIAL GIRLS DOWN EAGLES IN OT

Edmond Memorial had struggled with its free throws for much of the game, but in overtime, Jessica Foster came through with some clutch shots from the line to lift the Bulldogs to a 49-44 overtime win over Del City.

“It's nice to see how they go out in crunch time and make shots like that,” Memorial coach Dandy Peeler said. “Every game, we're learning something new right now. I want them to own their mistakes when they make them, and we've got to work harder, but it's getting better.”

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Memorial, which will play Durant at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ada tournament.

Memorial led by as many as eight late in the third, but a pair of big 3-pointers from Dionna Collins late in the quarter helped put the Eagles back in the game.

Breail Goodlow hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Andee Decker led Memorial with 16, while Jenny Roy added 14.

Foster had seven but also came up with several critical plays down the stretch.

“She doesn't do a lot that shows up on the stat sheet, but she played really well for us,” Peeler said. “She's a short post, so she has to find ways to make things happen, and she did it tonight. She came out with a lot of offensive rebounds.”

BURNETT WINS NO. 500

Perkins-Tryon coach Jerry Burnett won his 500th game as a varsity girls coach in the Lady Demons' 60-52 win over Kingfisher on Tuesday night.

Burnett, who has been at the school for 21 years, has a career record of 500-165.


by Ryan Aber
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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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