The Duncan Banner

December 4, 2008

Comanche teams win big, V-A loses both games

area high school basketball roundup

By the Banner Staff

It was a good night for most area teams Tuesday night, as the the official start to the high school basketball season is here. Comanche rolled Tuesday night as the boys and girls walked over Frederick, 73-42 and 61-25, respectively.

Three players for the Indians combined for 55 points, and the Lady Indians had a freshman lead the way with 16 points.

The Empire boys and girls also had a sweep, knocking out Grandfield 96-79 and 49-18.

V-A, still recovering from football season, dropped its season opener by one point, missing the final shot as time ran out. The V-A girls lost 49-37, too.

Comanche boys 73,

Frederick 42

COMANCHE— The Comanche Indians got their season off to a good start Tuesday night, handling Frederick 73-42. Jacob Dunlap led the way with 28 points. Dunlap had three 3-point shots as Clayton Bennett poured in 14 points and Josh Peevy had 13 to help lead the way.

“We played really good for it being our first game,” head coach Kenny Weast said. “We didn’t have the jitters like I thought we might and really got after it. Frederick is young but it was certainly a good team to open up against.”

Comanche led 22-6 after the first quarter, and 40-15 at half time, putting the game out of reach early. Comanche will face Waurika this Friday.

Comanche girls 61,

Frederick 25

COMANCHE — The Lady Indians took it to the Frederick Lady Bombers Tuesday night, knocking them off 61-25 for their first win of the year.

Freshman Mica Allen led the Lady Indians with 15 points, making her first four 3-point shots of her career. Cassi Sanders finished with 13 points, and Nicole Martin added 13, too.

Comanche was ahead 35-19 after being only up only one point in the first quarter. The Lady Indians scored only five points in the third quarter but were ahead comfortably 40-21. Comanche coaches were pleased with the way the girls played, shaking away jitters after the first quarter.

Healdton boys 37, V-A 36

VELMA — Healdton Bulldogs beat Velma-Alma Comets 37-36. Trenten Files had eight points and Zach Morse had seven.

V-A (0-1) was up 10-5 after the first quarter but gave up 14 points in the second quarter while scoring only three. The Comets outscored the Bulldogs 23-18 in the second half but came up just short in their first game of the year. V-A had a chance to win the game but missed the last shot of the night.

Healdton 49 girls, V-A 37

VELMA — The Healdton Lady Bulldogs knocked off the Lady Comets 49-37 Tuesday night.

For V-A, Shelby Hays had 13 points, Kaitlyn Anderson added seven and Taylor Alexander and Micah Thompson each added five points. V-A is now 0-1 and will host Rush Springs Friday.

Bray-Doyle girls 44, Wilson 33

BRAY -— The Bray-Doyle Lady Donkeys rebounded from a sub-par first half to knock off the visiting Wilson Lady Eagles 44-33.

“For the most part, our shots weren’t dropping and we let our defensive intensity get away,” Bray-Doyle head coach Jaicee Powers said. “In the second half, we played a lot harder. Our shots still didn’t fall but our defensive intensity picked up.”

The Lady Donkeys overcame 16 missed free throws to pick up the win. Kendra Balthrop scored 17 points and Sarah Justus added 12 for Bray-Doyle, which improved to 3-1. The team will be back in action at 1:30 p.m. Saturday when it travels to Apache.

Central High girls 40,

Sterling 36

CENTRAL HIGH — Morgan Hood scored 15 points to lead the Lady Bronchos to a 40-36 win over Sterling. Central High fell behind 14-6 after the first quarter of play but rebounded to take the lead by the half and hold on for the win in the back-and-forth affair.

Klaleigh Jung scored 8 points and Nicole Repp added seven in the win. Central High will host Ninnekah on Friday night.

Empire boys 96, Grandfield 79

EMPIRE — The Empire Bulldogs wore Grandfield Bearcats down, outscoring the visitors 35-20 in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-0 in a 96-79 win. Chance Bridges scored 31 points to pace Empire.

“We ran them into the ground in the fourth quarter,” Empire head coach Vaughn Blankenship said. “Our legs are starting to come around.”

Shoshonee Sales had a strong night with 24 points and Jared Smith added 11. The Bulldogs will be back in action next Tuesday when they travel to Velma-Alma.

Walters girls 73, Temple 22

The Walter Lady Blue Devils flew by the Temple Lady Tigers Tuesday night, putting together quarters of 26, 20, 16 and 11.

Cassadie Holybee had 25 points to lead Walters, as Vanessa Karpe added 16 and Tashina Ototivo had 10. Walters is now 2-0 on the year.

EMPIRE — The Empire Bulldogs wore Grandfield Bearcats down, outscoring the visitors 35-20 in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-0 in a 96-79 win. Chance Bridges scored 31 points to pace Empire.

“We ran them into the ground in the fourth quarter,” Empire head coach Vaughn Blankenship said. “Our legs are starting to come around.”

Shoshonee Sales had a strong night with 24 points and Jared Smith added 11. The Bulldogs will be back in action next Tuesday when they travel to Velma-Alma.