The Comanche Indians and Lady Indians may have been on their home court Tuesday night, but the rims were treating them like complete strangers.
Both squads had trouble getting shots to fall and neither could keep up with Madill. The girls fell, 44-28 before the boys lost, 69-45.
For the final three quarters Comanche went toe-to-toe with Madill. But that was only after the Lady Indians spotted their opponent 14 points as they were held scoreless in the first quarter.
“We lost Jenny Simpson, one of our senior captains, pretty early in the first quarter and we were a little shell-shocked from it,” Comanche coach Sean Hushbeck said. “The girls never gave up though. I was real proud of the way they played defense and the way they fought back.”
The Lady Indians had the game within six points in the fourth quarter before Madill closed strong to end the comeback.
Junior Hannah Suson led Comanche with 13 points, while junior Baylee Morgan and freshman Brianna Robinson each had six and freshman Baylee Fulford added two points.
The Comanche boys were within striking range most of the game Tuesday night but could never mount a true rally to challenge Madill.
“We played hard, just missed a lot of free throws and didn’t handle their pressure well,” Comanche coach Nick Price said. “They had one kid that really killed us on the boards.”
The loss moves the Indians back to .500 once again as they stand at 5-5.