High school boys basketball: Spanier’s shooting touch helps Chargers past Titans
Jack Spanier stood in the corner, watching Trey Alexander dribble the ball at the top of the key.
Alexander made his move, slicing toward the basket as Carl Albert’s defense collapsed. He looked to his left and fired a bullet to Spanier, who quickly pulled up and drilled another 3-point basket for Heritage Hall’s boys basketball team.
Spanier’s shooting touch helped the Class 4A second-ranked Chargers to a 53-45 victory against Class 5A No. 4 Carl Albert on Friday. Alexander led the pace with 18 points, but Spanier added 13, including three triples.
“I always feel like I have the ability to do (what I did tonight),” Spanier said. “Sometimes passing is more important at the time. Tonight, I really felt it.”
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Spanier was also effective at breaking Carl Albert’s tenacious press, which has flustered opponents all season.
He and Alexander were effective in breaking the press, then the duo dominated when the Chargers (11-4) got into their half-court sets.
Quentin Woodson scored 10 second-half points to lead Carl Albert (6-5).
The Chargers don’t play again for 11 days until they host Oklahoma Christian School.