1st TEAM – Dayton Robison and Ben Middleton, both juniors at El Dorado Christian High School, were awarded 1st Team All Conference and 1st Team All Tournament medals at the 2014 MOKAN Tournament, on Feb. 8. The boys helped the Varsity Basketball team bring home the third place MOKAN Tournament Trophy. Pictured from left Dayton Robison, Head Coach Travis Cole and Ben Middleton. Photo by Mrs. Heather Middleton.
ECS BOYS 3RD IN MOKAN TORNAMENT – Head Coach Travis Cole and his Varsity Boys basketball team brought home the third place trophy from the MOKAN Conference Tournament, in Joplin. The boys began Thursday by beating Christian Learning Center, 70 to 27. Elijah Buttorff (player of the game vs. CLC), “… led the team in points with his season high of 27. He had eight rebounds and five steals. Ben and Dayton recorded their 12th double/ double’s on the year. Dayton had 13pts and 12 rebounds; Ben had 17pts with 13 rebounds and 2 blocks.”
The ECS Buffalos continued on Friday and came up short with a loss to Center Place, 54 to 44. Coach Cole named, Colten Pike, Player of the Game; “Colten had 12pts, making some huge shots for us keeping us in the game.”
Saturday, Coach Cole and his boys took on Plaza Height Christian Academy for third place. The Buffalos scored big, especially in the fourth quarter with 19 points. ECS won with a score of 51 to 33. Ben Middleton was Player of the Game, “… because Ben got 16 of his 22 pts in the first half to keep us in the lead at half time. Ben recorded his 13th double/double on the year with 22 pts 13 rebounds to go with 2 blocks. Also want to mention Dayton, as he was the other one. Dayton also had his 13th double/double on the year with 18 pts and 11 rebounds to go along with six assist, six steals and two blocks.” (Quotes by Head Coach Travis Cole.)
Pictured are (back row) Daniel King, Ben Middleton, Dayton Robison and Tanner Daniel; (front row) Bryce Walker, Head Coach Travis Cole and Colten Pike. Not pictured, Elijah Buttorff.
ALL CONFERENCE – Tanner Daniel, junior at EL Dorado Christian High School, received 2nd team All Conference Honors at the 2014 MOKAN Basketball Tournament earlier this month. Tanner is part of the ECH Varsity Boys Basketball team, coached by Travis Cole. Photo by Mrs. Anita Daniel