Once again, the queens of Stephens County wear outlaw blue.
Saturday night at Outlaw gymnasium saw the Marlow Lady Outlaws use a strong defensive effort in the second half to claim their sixth straight Stephens County Tournament championship with a 54-41 victory over the Central High Lady Bronchos.
Central High’s undoing was a six point effort in the fourth, after trailing by just six points at 41-35 entering the fourth quarter.
“I thought the whole second half we played a lot better than we had,” Marlow coach Kirk Harris said. “We had to make some changes defensively because they (Central High) were killing us with penetration. (Lora-Lynn) Loomis was hurting us as well. I also thought we were able to neutralize them down low which helped out a lot. These girls always seem to get up for this tournament which is great, but we need to keep building on it.”
With the score set at 41-35 after three quarters of play, the Lady Outlaws came out in the fourth and finished the game off as only they could.
Of course the Lady Bronchos were also hindered by cold shooting which contributed to the six point effort in the fourth quarter.
At the 6:13 mark the Lady Outlaws were starting to pull away with the score at 45-35.
It was a far cry from a first half which saw the Lady Bronchos give Marlow everything they could handle and more.
Both teams battled to an 11-11 tie in the first quarter, before the Lady Bronchos managed to take the upper hand right before halftime with a 26-25 lead.
But, once the Lady Outlaws took the lead at 31-30 with 5:33 left in the third quarter, things never got better for Central High as the Lady Bronchos were forced to settle for second place.
“We didn’t hit very many shots in the fourth quarter,” Central coach Chad Weldon said. “I told the girls I was proud of them and that this is not the end of the year. We played hard but the shots just didn’t fall for us tonight. Playing in front of a big crowd will definitely prepare us for the playoffs.”
Ashley O’Dell led the Lady Outlaws (11-7) with 22 points on the night, with Avery Walker scoring 17 points. Diamond Morris added five points, while Emalee Williams and Anne Davenport both scored four points in the contest.
Central High (14-5) was paced by Lora-Lynn Loomis with 12 points followed by Aleia Daniels with 10 points. Lacie Phillips scored nine points on the evening with Faith Harris and Caitlyn White both scoring four points in the contest.
Once again, the queens of Stephens County wear outlaw blue.
Demons take two from Del City
The Duncan baseball team swept a doubleheader at Del City Tuesday.
The Demons won the first game 13-0. Dylan Zawicki got his fourth win of the season. Duncan got two-run singles from Mason Hightower, Hunter Phillips and Collin Klingensmith. Scott Cooper and Zawicki each had one RBI.
Bronchos survive Fletcher
Coach Jeff Jones realized he made a mistake after Tuesday’s 8-7 win at home versus Fletcher.
He saw that his freshman pitcher, Dylan Jones, was struggling but he still hoped that the Bronchos could finish off the win with him on the mound. Jones had only given up one run in six full innings. Why shouldn’t the coach stick with him?
Girls tennis tops at Guthrie
The Duncan girls tennis team won a tournament hosted by Guthrie in Oklahoma City Tuesday.
The tournament was moved from Monday because of weather. It didn’t affect the Demons, as they reached the finals in all four divisions and won three.
Soccer teams do well despite losses to Antlers
Although the Duncan soccer teams didn’t score a goal against Deer Creek Tuesday at home, the coaches liked how the teams played against a tough opponent.
The boys particularly made it tough on the Antlers in a 2-0 loss. Duncan kept Deer Creek off balance had plenty of opportunities to scores, but couldn’t finish shots.
Golfers sixth at Fort Sill
Windy conditions made it difficult on the Duncan boys golf team at the Class 5A state preview tournament at Fort Sill Monday.
“It was a rough day on everybody,” said Demon coach Lindy Welborn. “I’m betting (the golfers) were concerned more with how they were going to get warm than what the’d get out of their next shot.”
Glenna L. Gray
Glenna L. Gray, 67 of Oklahoma City a former long time Duncan resident passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home in Oklahoma City.
Kelly headed to Southeastern
Duncan senior Connor Kelly signed Monday to play football for Southeastern Oklahoma University.
Kelly, who played quarterback and defensive back for the Demons, considered several options before joining his father Kevin’s alma mater. Connor Kelly is also a standout wrestler and hurdler for the Demons.
Demon home game becomes road doubleheader
The Duncan baseball team will head to Del City for a doubleheader Tuesday after its scheduled home Monday game was postponed.
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.
Phillips’ pitching gives CHS hope in loss
In a 4-0 loss Saturday, No. 11 Central High stood toe to toe with No. 4 Sterling in the Jake Leffler Wooden Bat Tournament final.
Sophomore Cooper Phillips pitched a complete game for the Bronchos (16-7), allowing just one earned run, five hits and no walks. Coach Jeff Jones said with the team’s usual production, the Bronchos could have won the game.
Weather makes things tough at state preview
Cold, windy conditions greeted players at the Class 5A state girls golf preview tournament at Duncan Golf and Tennis Club Monday.
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.
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