Shreveport hits road to Oklahoma for rest of series

JOURNAL STAFF

The Shreveport Mavericks hit the road Thursday morning to travel to Enid, Oklahoma for the rest of the Central Conference Championship series of The Basketball League a half day after defeating the Outlaws in game one, 130-117.

The Mavericks will face the Outlaws in game two of the best-of-three series Friday night at the Stride Bank Center in Enid hoping to be able to close out the series and claim the Central championship.

An Enid win would force a game three winner-take-all Saturday night also in Enid. Game time for both of those games is 7 p.m. (CT).

Shreveport won in Enid 115-107 in the last game of the regular season that clinched the No. 2 seed in the Central Conference playoffs. Wednesday’s win gave the Mavs a 2-1 edge in games played with the Outlaws this year and 1-0 series advantage.

In Wednesday’s win Paul Harrison led Shreveport in scoring with 35 points, Paul Parks had 28, Tavin Cummings 21 and Tyrone Jordan 20. For Enid, Kadavion Evans led them with 31 points, Daylon Guy pitched in 30 and Ricardo Artis had 21 points and 14 rebounds.

The winner of this series will advance to the final four of the TBL Playoffs and face the winner of the California Sea-Kings and Socal Moguls in the West Conference. California leads that series 1-0 after a 133-125 win last night.

Photo by LEE HILLER