The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 9, 2013

Sports briefs for 3-10-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Ranger trio earn GAC

basketball honors

Northwestern Oklahoma State’s Jonathan Freemyer and Darryl Glover have been named to the All-Great American Conference men’s basketball team.

Rangers coach Andrew Brown, who led NWOSU to a three-way tie for the conference crown, was named the men’s coach of the year.

Freemyer — a 6-foot-6 senior from Kingwood, Texas — averaged a team-high 16.8 points per game and was the conference’s third-leading scorer. His 7.2 rebounds per game ranked seventh in the GAC.

Freemyer finished his career as Northwestern’s third all-time leading scorer, with 1,499 career points.

Glover — a senior point guard from Inglewood, Calif. — was the league’s fourth leading scorer at 16.4 points per game. His 4.0 assists tied for third in the GAC.

The Rangers, under Brown’s guidance, won 11 of their last 15 games to finish at 15-11 overall and 13-7 in conference play.

“This is a humbling award because it comes from your peers. I appreciate the recognition,” Brown said. “It’s a result of us having a good year as a team. People are recognized individually when teams have success.”

Espinoza, Bates named

to all-tourney teams

NOC Enid’s Jeremy Espinoza was named to the men’s All-Region 2 Tournament team announced Saturday night. Espinoza had 19 points in a 72-70 win over Western and 15 in a 54-50 loss to Connors.

Eastern beat Connors for the men’s championship Saturday.

NOC Enid’s Chelsea Bates was named to the women’s all-tournament team. She scored 44 points in two tournament games — 21 against NOC Tonkawa and 23 against Redlands.

 Redlands beat Murray 60-58 for the women’s championship Saturday.

Soccer boosters

to meet Tuesday

The next meeting of the Enid High School Soccer Booster Club is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the EHS lectorium. Topics to be discussed are the end-of-season banquet and senior night details.

All EHS soccer athletes and parents are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Sheri Davenport at (580) 747-6933.

Express to feature

Class A, B highlights

Highlights from last week’s Class A and B state championship games will be shown on the Oklahoma High School Sports Express at 10:30 tonight on KOKH (Channel 8, Suddenlink).

YMCA begins signups

for swimming lessons

Registration for evening swim classes at the Denny Price Family YMCA has begun and will continue through March 25.

Classes will begin March 26 and end April 18. All classes have certified instructors with a lifeguard on duty.

Preschool classes have a 4-1 instructor-student ratio. Youth classes have a 5-1 ratio. Adult and teen lessons are also available.

Autism swim classes are also available. The student will be one-on-one with his or her instructor. Four classes are available.

For information, call either Kathi Black or Kim Haley at 237-4645.