Santa Fe Pulls Away from Southmoore

  • Michael Reeves
    Michael Reeves
  • Talyn Shettron (2) and Colby Onyekuru (21)
    Talyn Shettron (2) and Colby Onyekuru (21)
  • Kaysen Gipson
    Kaysen Gipson
  • Colby Onyekuru (21) and Jamarion Butler (1) await the opening tip
    Colby Onyekuru (21) and Jamarion Butler (1) await the opening tip

Colby Onyekuru collected the rebound and heaved the ball down the court.

The senior connected on two such passes, both leading to points, as he helped the Edmond Santa Fe boys’ basketball team defeat Southmoore 67-50 in Edmond on Friday night.

Southmoore (9-9) started the game well but could not hold on to the lead.

Santa Fe (12-6) rebounded from a slow start to pull away in the second half.

Santa Fe coach Troy Lallemand said the Wolves’ defense stepped up to get the win.

“(Southmoore) came out and hit a lot of shots early, but our defense finally stepped up,” Lallemand said. “We were multiple tonight, defensively. We used our size to our advantage, and I was proud of how we guarded. They just came off a big win at Edmond North, and they can shoot it really well. I’m just glad our guys, I’m glad how they competed after the start of that first quarter.”

Junior Michael Reeves led Santa Fe with 17 points. Onyekuru followed with 16. Junior Talyn Shettron had 15, while his brother Tabry had 14.

The second quarter was all about the Shettrons. Talyn scored the first 4 points of the quarter, while Tabry scored the last 8. Talyn assisted on the only other Wolves’ basket of the quarter, made by Reeves.

Lallemand said the brothers are a big part of the team.

“I love those guys,” Lallemand said. “And our teammates love them… They add some length and athleticism… We talked about all our guys playing well tonight at the same time, and I think we finally put that together from the offensive standpoint.”

Southmoore led 22-14 after the first quarter, but the brothers brought the Wolves back. Santa Fe took a 29-28 lead into halftime. The Sabercats briefly retook the lead in the third, but a 6-0 combined run from the Shettrons, followed by a 3-pointer from Reeves, helped the Wolves pull away.

Talyn said occasionally the two get a little competitive about who scored more.

“It was just a fun game,” he said. “When we’re both going at it, it’s hard to defend it.”

Sophomore Ryan Guerrero led Southmoore with 17 points. He had 15 at halftime after hitting five 3-pointers, but the Wolves held him scoreless afterward until late in the fourth.

Talyn Shettron said the Wolves flew around on him in the second half.

“We pressured him a little bit,” he said. “We got up in his face, made it hard for him to get the ball, and we made him get it off quick when he got it.”