ENID, Okla. — Coming off a home-opening 95-89 loss Sunday, Enid Outlaws are preparing to welcome defending TBL champions Shreveport Mavericks to Stride Bank Center Thursday, March 16, 2023.

The game will pit the last two season’s champions against each other, as the Outlaws won the title in 2021, the franchise’s first season.

Coming in at 2-2, the loss Sunday snapped a two-game winning streak.

Coach Ed Corporal said he felt like he should apologize to the people of Enid and vowed that the team will play better.

At Sunday’s game, it was announced that former second-round NBA draft pick and NBA champion Glen “Big Baby” Davis would be an assistant coach. He was not at Sunday’s loss, but is expected to be in town for Thursday’s game.

Marvin Johnson, an Oklahoma alum, leads the team in assists with 4.7 and free throw percentage at 64.3%.

Kaylon Tippins and Amari McCray are both averaging a block per game and lead the team.

Enid’s leading scorer is Ethan Chargois, averaging 23.3 points per game. He also leads the team in rebounds per game with 15.

Shreveport knocked Enid out of the 2022 playoffs in the conference finals on the way to the TBL title and is 2-1 this season, and on a two-game winning streak.

Tip-off is 7 p.m. Thursday at Stride Bank Center.

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Becker is sports editor for the Enid News & Eagle.

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