Casady’s boys’ basketball team was crowned the champion in the Southwest Preparatory Conference Championship Tournament in Houston.
The team was undefeated in SPC Conference play and entered the tournament as the top seed in the North Zone. This is the first year a North Zone team and a small school in the SPC has won the championship since it was changed to one tournament three years ago. Previously, the SPC tournament had two divisions.
The Cyclones won their first game in the quarterfinal round of the tournament 47-39 against Episcopal School of Dallas. In the semi-final round, the Cyclones came out on top 55-54 against The Kinkaid School of Houston. In the final game, Casady beat Houston Episcopal 63-46.
“We played several 6A teams during the season to build our resilience and adversity so we would be prepared to take on the larger school teams in the SPC,” said Varsity Head Coach Demarcco Owens. “When we play schools like Midwest City, Edmond, Santa Fe and the other Edmond schools, it helps us to prepare for these larger Houston teams we would encounter in SPC play so the team was used to this type of competition.”
Top three leading scorers and their points in each game were:
Leading scorers against ESD:
- Jaylan Williams 14
- Omar Boone 13
- Ryan Callahan 10
Leading scorers against Kinkaid:
- Omar Boone 20
- Jaylan Williams 13
- Ryan Callahan 12
Leading scorers against Episcopal:
- Omar Boone 16
- Isaiah Levingston 14
- Jaylan Williams 13
The Cyclones won the Bethany tournament for two consecutive years and played in the Edmond Tournament at the beginning of the season. The Cyclones finished their year 20-3 and were 8-0 in regular season North Zone SPC play.
Casady’s varsity team includes seniors Dalton Bishop, Omar Boone, Ryan Callahan, Hamza Gillan, Isaiah Levingston, Mason McClintock, Brett Reynolds, Riley Stayton, and Jaylan Williams; juniors Chris Geiger, Saad Khan, and Caleb Killebrew; and sophomore Dillard Bowie. Assistant coaches are Chad Ambrose, James Harrison, and Dalton McCarthy.
Also at SPC Championship Tournament Casady wrestler, Freshman Will Dumigan, was the SPC champion at 106lbs. The Cyclone wrestling team placed fourth overall with individuals placing:
Additional SPC Results:
- 2nd: Kian Steppe at 126lbs
- 2nd: Nick Armoudian at 170lbs
- 2nd: Will Bennett at 182lbs
- 2nd: John Renfrow at 285lbs
- 3rd: Parker Gwin at 113lbs
- 4th: Johnny Lee at 195lbs
Boys' soccer - Coach Chris Halpern
Consolation Final (9th place): Won 2-1 over St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas (goals by juniors Ethan Nelson and Anthony Davoli)
Consolation Semi-Final: Won 3-0 over St. Andrew's Episcopal School of Austin (hat trick by senior Alden O'Connor)
Game 1: Lost 2-3 to St. Stephen's Episcopal School of Austin
Swimming - Coach Ann Whitbeck
2nd in 100m breaststroke: Junior Quinn Bunnag
8th in 100m breaststroke: Sophomore Julia Grantham
6th: girls' 400m freestyle relay (Mallory Woodruff, Julia Grantham, Kaitlyn Barthell, Sara Anderson