The Owls Men’s Basketball team opened the 2019 season with a 75-55 win over the COD Chaparrals, followed by three losses to an early season 1-3 record as of Nov. 14.
About the game against COD, head coach Mick Reuter said, “We’re a young team and made a lot of mistakes, but we played hard.” He plans to work on going forward that the Owls “ . . . have to learn how to compete through everything no matter the situation.” Reuter went on to say that, “I believe in winning little competitions throughout a game”.
Ali Sabet, an all-conference starter from Maine East High School, led all Oakton starters with 21 points, Daniel Cooper with 13, Jamil Jones with 10, and Jack Framke with 6 points.
Reserve players Breon Hurt and Deonte Jordan contributed to the game total by scoring 10 and 6 points respectively. Oakton’s 3 point percent (47.6) dwarfed COD’s (6.7) although turnovers remained even with 26 Owl and 24 COD turnovers.
Freshman reserve player Dailen Sudduth (3 points against COD) said that about the Owls, “We need to talk to each other more and stay focused throughout the game.”
Coach Reuter remains confident that the Owls will improve as the season progresses, noting that Jack Framke, the only returnee, is someone the team “relies on quite a bit” and that Chima Nwoso from Von Steuben High School is a little older and has a lot of potential.”