Ike, Mac boys earn tough wins on the road
Eisenhower and MacArthur basketball hit the road for tough assignments Friday night, with each of the boys teams stealing wins and the girls suffering losses.
Eisenhower's boys overcame adversity for a 56-46 win at Choctaws. Mac won at Piedmont, 69-62.
Ike's girls dropped a 55-42 decision at Class 6A No. 2 Choctaw, 55-42, while Mac lost 57-40 at Class 5A No. 6 Piedmont.
Ike boys overcome deficit
CHOCTAW Eisenhower overcame a 5-point halftime deficit to beat Choctaw on the road 56-46 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
"The first half was tough going for us and really low scoring," Ike assistant coach Todd Millwee said. "They had two really good guards and we struggled to score a little bit. In the third quarter we really turned up the defense and were able to get some easy points off of that. We played good man-to-man defense and in our match-up zone. We really turned up the intensity."
Douglas Moore led the way with 17 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals.
Jamey Woods scored 15 points to go with five boards.
"(Jamey) made a lot of good decisions tonight," Milwee said of the senior, who scored 24 in Eisenhower's season-opening win over Hirschi last week.. "It was a little tougher going for him tonight. They were playing out on him a little bit tighter so he had to work for his a little more. He moved the ball well and did all of the little things for us."
Ike received a big lift off the bench in the second half with Mookie Douglas coming in and knocking down a pair of 3-pointers to help the Eagles pull away.
Starting point guard Darius Roy also played big down the stretch, finishing with 14 points, six assists and four steals.
"The conference that we're in, the Oklahoma 10, it's a powerhouse," Millwee said. "It's a basketball conference all of the way. Anytime you can go out on the road and get a win, it's big."
Ike (2-0) will return home to play Bishop McGuinness Tuesday for its next game.
Mac boys knock off Piedmont on road
PIEDMONT MacArthur earned its first win of the season Friday night on the road vs. Piedmont, 69-62.
"The main thing I want to say is: we got a win," Mac assistant coach Melvin Hoskin said. "We've still got a young team even though they're seniors and we came into a tough place and got a very good win."
Aaron Allen had a big three-point play in the final minutes and then Elia Stephens and Kelton Mims came through with back-to-back 3-pointers to help the Highlanders pull away.
The Highlanders got the win despite turning the ball over 26 times.
"That shows that we are still growing up," Hoskin said of the turnovers. "We are very proud of the team that we were able to come in and do what we wanted to do."
Allen led Mac with 21 points while Ron Hill added 15 and Hugh Coleman and Mims scored 10 apiece.