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It may have been freezing outside Friday night, but that didn’t stop people from heading to the Duncan High School gymnasium for a taste of the basketball season.
Along with the chance to see the Duncan basketball teams in action during the Red and White Scrimmage, there were contests and prize drawings as part of the event put together by the Duncan Demon Basketball Booster Club. The Duncan High School band, cheerleaders and pep squad were on hand as well.
Club president Jed Campbell was happy to see so many people attend the event.
“With the weather and everything, this was a great turnout. I’m really happy with it,” he said.
Campbell said that the event serves as a good way to kick off the season and let fans get to know the Demon and Lady Demon basketball players.
“It’s just a way to get some people out to the gym to open the season, meet the kids and know who all is playing this year,” he said.
He added he is excited to see what the new coaches will have in store this season. Ben Scott will begin his first year as the Duncan head boys coach and Grant Givens will start his first year coaching the girls.
“We’re lucky to have them,” Campbell said. “The kids like them. They work them hard.”
Campbell added the event would not have been possible without the many sponsors who donated prizes and other goodies for the event.
The Duncan teams open their seasons this Tuesday, hosting Lawton MacArthur. Campbell said Friday’s event should be a good way to get people in the mood for basketball.
“Everybody is still in football mode, but this will get them to be thinking about basketball,” he said.