There is nothing like a few tough injuries to wreck the best laid plans of a high school basketball coach and right now the expert on the matter is Marlow's Kirk Harris.
"We looked pretty good during the summer and we were pretty optimistic but my point guard (Avery Walker) went down with an injury in October and we're just now getting her back," the veteran skipper said. "Tonight she played but she's still not all the way back but she goes out there and gets 14 for us. We need her out there to be effective."
At the start of last night's game against Lindsay, the Outlaws were on target but the tide changed and in the second half the Leopards started hitting shots and the result was a 61-53 Lindsay win.
"We got the big lead there early and hit some big shots but we went cold and we also are not as good defensively right now with all these injuries," he said. "We have Washington Friday and then Velma-Alma on Saturday and if we play well we could win both of those. After that we just need to get to the break and get some people rested and healthy."
Ashley O'Dell led the Outlaws last night with 20, while Walker added 14 more.
In the boy's game at Marlow, the Outlaws got a measure of revenge with a 69-66 victory. Kirby Neufeld led the way with 18, while Wes Coast, Jackson Huddleston and Zac Beasley each scored 14 to provide excellent balance.