Story Archives: Gators to face OC Eagles Friday
|Gators to face OC Eagles Friday|
The Delhi Charter School Gators (2-16, 1-3) will be back in action Friday night to continue district 2-1A competition against the Ouachita Christian School Eagles (7-18, 2-3).
The game will be a rematch from the teams second district contest in which they lost in Monroe to the Eagles, 63-30. Kent Speight continues to pace the Gators with close to 20 points per game. Speight was held to 14 points in the loss to OCS and the Gators shot under 30 percent for the game.
The free throw shooting has improved for the Gators throughout the season and Speight's ability to cut to the basket and get to the line could be a key factor in keeping pace with the experienced OCS team. Ray Carroll has also been giving the team quality baskets in games as of late. Carroll scored five points last time against OCS and has averaged 22 minutes per game in district play. Two-star athlete Ricci Gray has also shown the hometown fans some good performances this season.
While not the offensive threat that the Gators may need him to become in district play yet, Gray is averaging in double-figures on the glass and has become one of the districts best rebounders in 2010. OCS (7-18) is coming off an embarrassing loss to Oak Grove last Friday when the Tigers torched the nets for a 71-57. OCS shot just 30.8 percent from the field in the game and a horrific 2-of-12 from beyond the arc in the second half alone.
Levare Davis is averaging 16.9 points per game this season. He led OCS in scoring against Oak Grove with 24 total points. OCS has struggled in the area of ball handling this season much like the Gators. OCS is averaging 20 turnovers per game in 2010. Davis is also the top rebounder on the OCS squad with 10.4 boards per game. OCS is 2-12 away from Monroe this season.
The Eagles have gone 2-4 on neutral site games and have been winless in eight games on another teams court. That fact has DCS fans excited about the prospects the team has of picking up a second crucial district win. Two to three of the teams from district 2-1A are expected to make the playoffs and the Gators can certainly help their own cause with a win over OCS Friday night.
OCS downed Delhi Charter, they have lost two of their last three games, including a 62-51 decision to the Delhi Bears and recently to Oak Grove. The Lady Gators battle OCS at 6 p.m. and the boys will begin their game about 10 minutes after the conclusion of the girl's contest.