No.14 Sandites looking to snap three-game losing streak before playoffs

By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief

Friday night marks the last game of the season at Ed Dubie Field House. The Sandites (14-8) have the chance to get back on track with a payback win over No.18 Jenks (11-10) who upset them 53-48 a little over a month ago. 

It won't be easy. While the Sandites have lost three-straight, the Trojans have won three-straight, including victories over Bartlesville and Broken Arrow who they lost to earlier in the season.

Sand Springs lost to No.5 Union (18-4) last Friday by a score of 70-59, which isn't that bad at all considering the Redskins beat their opponents by 17 points on average and have only dropped two conference battles this season. What was bad is what happened Tuesday evening. 

Senior night in Sand Springs could not have gone any worse. The No. 7 Owasso Rams (17-5) handed the Sandites their worst defeat since the seniors were sophomores and Coach Savage was in his first year rebuilding a team that had gone 1-21 the year before he arrived. 

The Rams got off to a 4-0 start and Sand Springs pulled the starting lineup that was all seniors and sent in the usual starters. It proved to be of little effect however as Tyler Smith and Brooks Haddock would combine for a meager 5 points and trailed 17-5 by the end of the quarter.

Owasso exploded in the second, outscoring Sand Springs 25-9 as Kinzer Lambert scored 14 of his 22 total points in that period alone. By the end of the third the damage was done and Savage benched his regulars for the duration as the team trailed 54-23. 

For the first time this season it was Tyler Smith and Jacob Garby sharing the team-high with 6 points each and Owasso went home with a 70-38 victory.

The Rams have a history of dealing the Sandites massive losses, beating Sand Springs by 20 last year, and 66 three years ago.