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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Eagles roll past Donkeys with NBA crew on hand

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  • WILSON — The atmosphere was electric and the crowd was kept at a fever pitch by the Thunder cheerleaders, Storm Chasers and drummers as the Wilson Eagles pulled away for an easy 82-26 victory over the Bray-Doyle Donkeys Tuesday night at Wilson High School.
    It was "Thunder Night" with the Oklahoma City Thunder's basketball personnel keeping the crowd going from start to finish. And the Eagles used the emotion created to put on quite a show for the home crowd.
    Wilson (8-1) jumped out to a 24-10 lead after the opening period, outscored the Donkeys 22-4 in the second period and took a 46-14 lead into hafltime.
    C.J. Ramsey led the Eagles in scoring with 21 points. Kendrick Emerson had 14, and Brian Bond chipped in 11.
    "This was definitely a magical night for these players," Wilson coach David McGuire said. "They earned this with all the hard work they put in during the summer, and they really wanted our home crowd to experience it. It was a great atmosphere."
    "We have been on Cloud Nine all day long, and that excitement just carried over into tonight's game. The fans created quite an atmosphere for this team, and it just transferred to the players on the court. The energy level in the gym and in our team was something special to watch."
    Bray-Doyle turned the ball over 40 times thanks to 26 Wilson steals. The Eagles turned most of those miscues into fast-break buckets. It showed up in the stats as Wilson hit 47 percent of its field goals compared to just 30 percent for the Donkeys.
    The Eagles continued the charge following halftime. Wilson outscored Bray-Doyle (0-7) 36-12 in the second half — much to the delight of the Eagle fans.
    Randy Jackson paced the Donkeys with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
    GIRLS
    Bray-Doyle 51
    Wilson 37
    WILSON — The Wilson girls fell behind early and could not make up any ground as they fell to the Bray Doyle Donkeys 51-37 Tuesday night.
    Bray-Doyle (3-6) turned the ball over 31 times to just 20 for the Eagles, but Wilson could not take advantage. The Donkeys had a significant edge on the inside, and they finished the contest with a 44-24 overall rebounding advantage and a 15-10 edge on the offensive glass.
    "We started the game without a lot of energy, and we couldn't overcome our slow start," Wilson coach Brian Wingfield said. "Their size gave us plenty of problems, and that showed in our rebounding figures.
    "We pressured them defensively, and that helped us create turnovers. Our defense normally keeps us in games like this, but it didn't get the job done tonight."
    The Donkeys led 14-4 after the opening period and took a 28-16 lead into intermission. Bray-Doyle went on to outscore Wilson by just two points (23-21) in the second half.
    Page 2 of 2 - Ashlee Kelly had 21 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Donkeys. CayCee Griffin had 12 points, and Kandice Cain chipped in 10 for Wilson.
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