SULPHUR — Two Fox senior point guards took turns running the show.
Seth Argo started, and he opened the scoring with a 3-pointer after he used a shot fake to free himself.
Fox led wire-to-wire, beating Oklahoma School for the Deaf 70-43 Monday at the G.T. (Tom) Daugherty Activities Center.
Fox (6-5) senior point guard Dominic Newell assisted on two field goals in three possessions, beginning with a feed to Dominic Rodriguez on the left block for two. At the two-minute mark of the third quarter, Newell passed up the 3-pointer from the left corner.
Two possessions later, using dribble penetration, Newell found Rodriguez on the left block.
“He did a good job tonight passing the ball,” Fox coach Erik Yeiser said. “That’s what I was telling my guys: I like the way he’s playing right now. He’s missed a lot of practice and our scrimmage.
“He didn’t play football, so he was in the gym all fall. He’s obviously making some decent decisions. I could use him. I told him, ‘You need to show me you’re dependable.’ He did a good job tonight.”
Argo concluded the third period; Oklahoma School for the Deaf’s Montrell Adams scored with about seven seconds to play in the quarter. Argo got the ball down the floor in about six seconds, finding Jacob Knox on the right block for a hoop in the paint.
Knox and the Indians’ Jason Allen had a game-high 13 points apiece.
The basket stretched Fox’s lead to 52-34 through three quarters.
Yeiser added he didn’t have an official assist total.
Fox opened authoritatively: After Argo’s 3-pointer, the Foxes scored three consecutive field goals in transition — and the game’s first 15 points before Adams scored a layup in transition at the 3:38 mark.
Fox used its size advantage to create a 24-6 lead after one quarter, and a 38-17 advantage at half.
The Foxes rebounded from two consecutive losses in the Alex tournament last weekend.
“We’re just trying to get better right now,” Yeiser said. “Eliminate the mistakes. We were trying to go inside heavily tonight because we need work at the post spot. Dominic Rodriguez has the most experience. Keithley hasn’t had a lot of floor time. Knox, last year, first year of basketball.
“This is the kind of game where we should try to work on stuff.”
Fox has its homecoming games tonight at Bray-Doyle.
Fox: 70 (Jacob Knox 13, Frank Davidson 12, Dominic Rodriguez 10, Seth Argo 9, Jimmy Bivings 6, Dakota Martin 6, Jam Boyd 5, Payton Keithley 4, Dominic Newell 3, Lawton Loyd 2).
OSD: 43 (Jason Allen 13, Eleazar Ledezma 7, Montrell Adams 6, Ty Brady 5, Justice Leathers 4, Samuel Young 4, Dylan Evans 4).
Fox: 1 (Argo)