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December 20, 2012

Questions getting answers

Area boys teams show potential

DUNCAN — High school basketball coaches often like to divide the season into three segments. There is pre-winter break, the rest of the regular season and then the playoffs.

With most teams having wrapped up the 2012 portion of their schedules, it’s an opportune time to take a look at how area squads have done in the first segment of the season.

5A

DUNCAN

While the Demons’ 3-3 record isn’t anything special for program as good as theirs, Duncan’s players and coaches have plenty to smile about as they head into the break.

“I’ve coached a bunch of different levels ... and this is the smallest team I’ve ever coached,” Duncan coach Mikel Davidson said. “But they play harder than any team I have ever coached.”

After starting the season off with back-to-back wins, the Demons slid into a three-game losing streak, kicked off by a triple-overtime loss to rival Ardmore. That streak came to an end in dramatic fashion on Tuesday, though, as Duncan fended off Cache for a 68-63 win.

In Duncan’s two regulation losses (both on the road) their offense struggled, scoring 40 and 41 points. When the offense is rolling, the Demons have been hard to beat.

The high scoring has come from a largely inexperienced squad. Jack Braught, has emerged as a dominant scorer and rebounder, posting four double-doubles and even a 20-20 game against Cache. Just as surprising have been senior Cade Baldwin and juniors Je’Mario McCoy, Isiah Ervin and DeAndre Vermaire, who have frequently broken double digits in scoring.

3A

COMANCHE

It has already been an up-and-down season for the Indians, just eight games in.

Comanche opened up with a three-game losing streak, just to bounce back with a four-game win streak, which ended on Tuesday with a loss to Marietta.

While the results have been mixed, the Indians’ scoring has been rather consistent. In five of their eight games, they have finished in the 50s. The difference between winning and losing, it appears, comes down to defense for Comanche.

The Indians (4-4) go into the break with a bit of a sour taste in their mouth thanks to a lopsided loss to Marietta, but they could easily get rid of that in their first game of the new year as they take on rival Marlow.

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    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

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    Demon coach Tim Hightower said Del City had some transportation issues that kept the Eagles from making it to Duncan. Snow in Del City delayed school buses and one would not have been available to bring the players to Duncan until between 4:30 and 5 p.m. That would mean delaying the start time of Monday’s game until later in the evening, when it would have been cold.

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    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

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    Duncan girls golf coach Steve Etheridge described the conditions as miserable. The golfers who came to experience the course that will be the site of the Class 5A state tournament didn’t have good scores because of the weather.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

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