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January 19, 2013

Bray girls go 2-0 over weekend

The Banner Staff
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DUNCAN — The Bray-Doyle Lady Donkeys made sure they will head into the Stephens County Tournament with some momentum after picking up a pair of wins over the weekend.

A day after cruising past Fox, the Lady Donkeys earned an even more lopsided victory as they topped Geronimo, 69-30 on Saturday.

Bray-Doyle (5-11) led 19-13 after the first quarter but began to pull away in the second period as they stretched it to 35-21 before slamming the door on the Lady Blue Jays in the second half.

“We played real well. Jut a good team effort,” Bray-Doyle coach Frank Moser said. “Geronimo has struggled this season but it was still nice to go take care of business and do what we needed to do.”

Junior Ashlee Kelly scored 20 points in the first half and finished with a team-high 22 for Bray-Doyle, while sophomore Taylor Nichols had 17, senior Morgan Kovar and junior Madison Kelly each added 13 and freshman Alma Alvarez scored four.

“Madison Kelly played really well, probably the best game I have seen her play,” Moser said. “I thought my guard play overall was really good today.”

VELMA-ALMA 56, APACHE 43

It’s pretty simple logic: If you win each quarter, you will inevitable win the game.

That’s exactly what the Lady Comets did Saturday, edging the Lady Warriors in every quarter en route to victory.

Velma-Alma (11-5) led 16-12 after one quarter, 28-20 by halftime and 38-27 by the end of the third quarter.

Senior Kylee Saville again paced the Lady Comets with 20 points, while junior Aria Johnson added 17.



BOYS

VELMA-ALMA 81, APACHE 46

After their first meeting with the Warriors was only separated by five points in the first round of the Black Diamond Tournament, the Comets decided to make it a little more decisive of a victory on Saturday.

Velma-Alma (14-2) jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and by halftime it was out of reach as the Comets held a 41-16 advantage.

Senior Dallen Mercer paced the Comets with 14 points, while senior Checotah Lynn had 13, junior Jaz Gayanich added 12 and senior Zac Cable scored eight.



BRAY-DOYLE 52, GERONIMO 35

The Donkeys earned their first victory of the season, rolling past the Blue Jays.

Bray-Doyle will enter the Stephens County Tournament at 1-14.



FRIDAY

GIRLS

BRAY-DOYLE 57, FOX 22

The Lady Donkeys got off to a strong start and never looked back as they powered past the Foxes.

Junior Ashlee Kelly led Bray-Doyle with 22 points, while senior Morgan Kovar finished with 14. Sophomore Taylor Nichols scored eight, senior Erica Hatfield and freshman Abbie Lumbert each had four, junior Madison Kelly added three and freshman Alma Alvarez chipped in with two points.

“We played pretty good,” Bray-Doyle coach Frank Moser said. “Fox is not a very talented team but they played hard. We just played pretty well.”

After missing 25 free throws in their previous game against Healdton, the Lady Donkeys went 15-for-22 from the foul like.

Bray-Doyle led 20-6 after the first quarter, 34-12 by halftime and 47-18 by the end of the third quarter.



SULPHUR 62, COMANCHE 28

The Lady Bulldogs came into the game ranked the top team in Class 3A and they sure played like  it.

Sulphur led 25-3 by the end of the first quarter and by the end of the third it was up 58-13.

“We knew going in, offensively they are a very good team, but defense is what sets them apart from just good teams, so we knew it would be tough on offense and we just made too many turnovers,” Comanche coach Sean Hushbeck said. “They are a team that takes advantage of your every mistake.”

In only her second start at point guard, freshman Brianna Robinson led Comanche (2-13) with 13 points, while junior Payge Graham had seven.



BOYS

SULPHUR 53, COMANCHE 37

It was a two-point game at halftime, but a sluggish third quarter doomed the Indians on homecoming.

“We didn’t play well in the third quarter,” Comanche coach Nick Price said. “We just didn’t shoot well. We missed layups and we couldn’t get open 3-pointers to fall.”

Senior Garrett Morrow led Comanche (6-9) with 21 points, while Braden Ledford added seven.

The Indians won’t likely dwell on this loss for long as they quickly turn their attention to the Marlow Outlaws, whom they play in the first round of the Stephens County Tournament.



BETHANY 61, MARLOW 42

The 16th-ranked team in Class 4A showed why it is so highly thought of as it jumped out to a 20-6 start in the first quarter and never let the Outlaws back in the game.

By halftime Bethany led 36-16 and going into the fourth quarter the margin had swelled to 50-23.

The loss moved Marlow to 8-7 coming into a rematch with Comanche in the first round of the Stephens County Tournament on Tuesday.