The Duncan Banner


January 24, 2013

Demons fall to Ike in Altus

DUNCAN — It was heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson that uttered the now memorable saying, “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.”

The Duncan Demons came into the first round of the Short Grass Tournament with a gameplan to overcome the size and athleticism of Class 6A’s eigth-ranked Eisenhower, but a first-quarter spurt by the Eagles derailed the plan and Duncan fell, 67-45 on Thursday.

“They got out early and made some shots on us,” Duncan coach Mikel Davison said. “I thought we played well and we played hard. We were with them the rest of the game, they just got up on us early.”

Ike sprung out to a 19-5 lead in the first quarter and never allowed Duncan (5-10) back in.

Senior Jack Braught led the way for the Demons with 20 points and four rebounds, while freshman Nathan Clark added eight points and four rebounds. Juniors Isiah Ervin and DeAndre Vermaire each had seven points and five rebounds.

“We played DeAndre at point guard tonight and he looked good there,” Davison said. “And it freed Jack up a bit inside to score and be aggressive.”

The Demons will go to the consolation side of the bracket, where they will find another difficult foe when they square off against No. 14 Chickasha.

The loss extended Duncan’s losing streak to seven games, but Davison doesn’t think his squad is lacking for confidence as it keeps its eyes on the horizon and on the ultimate goal of getting better for the postseason.

“Tough people are tough and I’ve got a bunch of tough kids,” he said. “These kids are challenged every day and they, and they are smart. They know what we are playing for. ... If the losses were grinding them down, you wouldn’t see them play so hard.”


Text Only
  • Cox Duncan’s Cox shines with 3-over 74

    Tuesday night, Duncan High School golfer Graham Cox stayed up late watching “Batman Begins.”

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Morrow Marlow trio looking to take next step at state

    The Marlow boys’ golf team finished fifth in the state tournament last year, but with the team actively trying to improve this summer, the Outlaws have their sights set much higher.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Watson leaves Bray-Doyle before first season starts

    Jeremy Watson has resigned as Bray-Doyle High School boys basketball coach, Athletic Director Frank Moser said Wednesday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods

    Tiger Woods finished near bottom last weekend at Royal Liverpool, drawing out his drought of major tournament wins. Despite the disappointing showing, Woods' return to form remains a matter of when, not if.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stars align Big names featured at wrestling camp

    Kids were lining up for autographs from Oklahoma assistant wrestling coach Michael Lightner, after Marlow’s wrestling camp Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Williams Demon softball starts preseason

    Last year, Duncan softball came close.
    This year, coach Robert Cowan has made it clear close will not be good enough.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Duncan well represented at Hoedebeck tournament

    The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club will host 60 players, 10 of which are in the Duncan Public School system, in its Hoedebeck Memorial Junior Tournament Wednesday through Thursday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Playoff hopes on Oklahoma’s mind at Big 12 media day

    High expectations are always chained to Oklahoma both internally and among its massive fan base.
    However, the Sooners enter the 2014 season as a consensus pick to reach the first College Football Playoff. For once, all expectations mesh.

    July 23, 2014

  • Former OSU line coach having impact at UT

    It was quite possibly the biggest coaching coup of the offseason and Oklahoma State was at the wrong end of it – former Cowboy offensive line coach Joe Wickline joining the staff for Charlie Strong's Texas Longhorns.

    July 23, 2014

  • In the middle of it Demons return from camp energized

    Duncan volleyball returned to practice with a spring in its step Monday, despite not being on their own gym floor.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return

Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

     View Results