The Enid Outlaws are feeling great heading into the All-Star Break. Enid is sitting at 9-3, 2nd in the TBL Central standings halfway into the season.
Two weeks ago, things looked bleak for the Outlaws after a pair of tough-to-swallow home losses. Enid first blew a 14-point second-half lead to a one-win Rockwall 7er team, losing 99-93. They followed that game with a blowout loss to in-state rival, the Potawatomi Fire. Injuries were adding up, and a stomach bug swept the locker room.
After taking a game from the winless Little Rock Lightning, Enid headed towards a weekend where they faced the Fire and 7ers in back-to-back nights.
The Outlaws played without their top 3 Centers on the depth chart. No Quantel Denson, Corey Boyd, or Eric Hamilton to man the paint. Enid was also missing one of their top shooters, Marcus Wallace, as he continues to battle through a lower-body injury.
With this Outlaws team facing the most adversity they’ve encountered in two years as a franchise, it was a big question on how Enid would respond.
And boy did they…
On Friday, Enid blew out Potawatomi, 121-91 in front of an energized crowd. Chuck Guy, KD Moore, and Kadavion Evans all scored 20+ points, and Vengie Wallis provided a much-needed presence in the paint, with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
KD Moore was just getting started on the weekend.
Again, Enid was undermanned heading into their second game in 24 hours. They beat a Rockwall 7er team who simply does not quit, 130-104. In the meeting between these teams that Rockwall won, Enid couldn’t quite extend their lead to keep Rockwall out of striking distance. That wasn’t the case on Saturday.
KD Moore could do no wrong. He had a season-high 37 points on 15 of 18 shooting. Ricardo Artis II did was he’s been doing all season long: dominating the boards with another double-double (23 points and 11 rebounds).
Off the bench, Trent Jones provided a perimeter shooting threat they haven’t been accustomed to in 2022, shooting 3 of 5 from beyond the arc.
Despite being the reigning TBL Champions that are currently 2nd in the TBL Central, Enid is not represented in the TBL All-Star game. This has got to be due to the teamwork-driven success throughout this season. On any given night, a different Outlaw can explode for 30+ points, or several players will share the load and drop 20+ points each.
Enid resumes their season at home on Thursday, April 21st when they’ll face the Sugar Land Imperials, a team responsible for handing them one of Enid’s three losses.
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