Southeastern gears up for rival match-up against Tigers

By Randy Bruce

January 22, 2014

Southeastern set to host rival Tigers:

DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern will be aiming to put its skid to an end when it hosts archrival East Central on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The Savage Storm enter the Wednesday contest with a 4-9 record overall on the season and a 2-6 mark in Great American Conference play and are in the midst of a nine-game losing streak.

Southeastern still features a trio of double-digit scorers led by Urald King who is averaging 15.8 ppg, while Taylor Smaller is dropping in 10.9 and John Balwigaire is adding 10.1.

Anton Cook and Darius Harris are just shy of the 10 point mark with 9.2 and 8.4 ppg, respectively.

The Storm have been efficient when they score, shooting 46.5 percent from the floor as a team, with two starters shooting 60 percent or better form the floor.

SE has also been solid on the boards, outrebounding its foes 33.2-to-32.5, led by King’s team-high 8.5 rpg.

Smaller leads the team with 3.4 assists per game, while Quinton Threadgill is adding 2.7 per outing.

The Tigers come into the meeting with a 9-6 record overall and a 6-3 mark in league play.

They are paced by Colby Carr who is turning in 15.7 ppg, while Brandon Lucas is chipping in 13.5 followed by AJ Moutry with 11.5.

Carr also leads the team in assists with 2.9 apg, while three others are dishing out two-or-more per outing.

Henry Pwono leads the team in rebounds at 5.5 per contest, while Lucas is right behind at 5.1 per game.

Lady Storm set to welcome rival ECU:

DURANT, Okla. - Southeastern will be looking to get back on track when it returns home for a Jan. 22 matchup with archrival East Central at 5:30 p.m. in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The Savage Storm enter the contest with an 8-6 record and a 5-3 mark in Great American Conference play, but are in the midst of a three-game losing skid, the last two of which have been on the road.

After a high-scoring week, Emily Williams moved to the top of the stat sheet in scoring with 12.0 ppg.

She is joined in double digits by Breana Small-Peppers with 11.7 and Haley Schaefer at 11.1 ppg.

SE is averaging 69.6 ppg as a team and allowing 65.9 ppg.

Taylor Richards has been keying that offense with 3.3 assists per game, while Williams is dishing out 2.5 per outing.

Small-Peppers leads the way on the glass at 7.8 rebounds per game, while Williams is right behind with 7.3 rpg and Schaefer just behind that at 6.9 per contest.

ECU on the other hand come to town with a 10-5 mark overall and a 5-4 record in GAC play.

The Tigers have won their last three games however, those were all home contests.

ECU features four players averaging in double-figures, led by Alycea Price at 11.3, followed closely by Erin Walling at 11.1. As a team the Tigers average 68.0 ppg and are holding opponents to 62.9 ppg.

Price also leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game, while Alex Tucker paces the club with 3.7 assists per game.