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December 15, 2012

Comets clip Marlow

OKLAHOMA CITY — For the Velma-Alma Comets, playing at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds is almost like a second home to them.

Saturday afternoon, they made themselves feel all the comforts of home as a strong second half was more than enough to brush aside a strong Marlow challenge 59-43.

“I think for sure in the second half, we slowed down,” V-A coach Kenny Bare said. “We started making better decisions on offense. Defensively, we played pretty sound all game. We got into more of a flow of offense in the second half. This was a good win for us.”

Marlow showed it wasn’t the least bit intimidated as it came out and stood toe-to-toe with V-A throughout the first half.

Outlaw fans were feeling optimistic going into the halftime break as MHS was down 25-19, but showing signs of promise, including holding Velma-Alma to seven points in the first quarter.  

Then, the third quarter started, and the Comets started to do what they do best.

Slowly, but surely V-A extended its lead wider and wider, as the Outlaws struggled to keep pace with the high-flying Comets.

With 2:54 left in the third, it was 38-27 in favor of V-A and heading into the fourth the Comets were up 44-29.

“We were a little flat coming out in the second half,” Marlow coach John Garrett said. “Velma kept the momentum most of the time. We did some good things and I’m proud of our guys. Mentally I think our guys were drained from the game against Washington. You just can’t make mistakes and we did today.”

Try as they might, the Outlaws couldn’t get any closer than 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Comets claimed their third straight victory overall.

Leading the scoring for V-A (7-1) was Jaz Gayanich who led all scorers with 16 points, followed by Dallen Mercer with 15. Zac Cable scored 11 on the day, with Connor Sullivan scoring seven.

Marlow (5-2) was led by Kirby Neufeld with 13 points, followed by Zac Beasler and Wes Coast each with nine.

Velma-Alma will be at home to Ringling Tuesday night Dec. 18, while Marlow will travel for a matchup against Newcastle on the same night. Both games are scheduled to tip-off at 8 p.m.


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