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This one didn’t quite make it to triple-overtime.
After an epic first meeting, the Duncan Demons couldn’t keep up with Ardmore on Tuesday night, falling 55-38 on the road.
The Demons (5-13), who were without senior Jack Braught as he rested an injured ankle, trailed 10-7 after one quarter and 20-14 by halftime. It was 31-23 by the end of the third period.
Senior Cade Baldwin pace the Demons with 13 points, while senior Carter David recorded 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. Junior Isiah Ervin finished with eight points, seven rebounds and five assists, juniors JeMario McCoy and DeAndre Vermaire each added two points, while junior Scott Reed chipped in with one point.
BLANCHARD 66, MARLOW 42
A slow start proved too hard for the Outlaws to overcome as they never could mount a rally on the road Tuesday.
Marlow (11-8) fell into a 12-4 hole in the first quarter and never got it back within striking range.
“We kind of laid back and let the game happen until we got too far back,” Marlow coach John Garrett said. “It was a 10 point game in the second quarter and then they scored the last six points before halftime. We just never could really get back in it.”
Senior Jackson Huddleston led the Outlaws with 11 points, while sophomore Zac Beasler had nine and junior Kirby Neufeld added eight. Junior Wes Coast, sophomore Nathan Crowson and freshman Braeden O’Dell each had four points and sophomore Trevor McClure added two.
PLAINVIEW 58, COMANCHE 51
The Indians led by eight going into the fourth quarter, but that’s when things fell apart.
“We just didn’t take good care of the ball,” Comanche coach Nick Price said of the final period.
Comanche (8-11) trailed by three points with a minute to play, but couldn’t knock down shots for a late rally and Plainview hit its free throws.
“We played with a lot of effort,” Price said. “We took care of the ball, we just didn’t take care of it in the fourth quarter.”
Freshman Braden Ledford paced the Indians with 13 points, while senior Grant Jones had 12 and senior Garrett Morrow had 10. Senior Zach Young added eight points, junior Jerron Sanders had four and senior Kale Reed and freshman Mason Taylor each chipped in with two points.
ARDMORE 49, DUNCAN 30
The Lady Demons had a strong second half but it wasn’t enough to make up for the damage done in the first 16 minutes Tuesday at Ardmore.
Duncan trailed 17-4 after one quarter and 31-13 by halftime before outscoring the Lady Tigers by three in the second half.
“We came out in the first half flat and dug ourselves a hole,” Duncan coach Aaron Minor said. “The second half we played good and won the half.”
Senior Jaime Carberry led Duncan (4-14) with 12 points, while junior Rainy Stanford had seven, freshman Delaney Mitchell added six, senior Sarah Ray had four and junior Tania Eliz chipped in with one point.
VELMA-ALMA 66, FOX 9
The Lady Comets were up 27-2 by the end of the first quarter as they made quick work of the visiting Lady Foxes.
By halftime the lead was 41-6.
“We played well. We shot the ball a whole lot better and we had a lot of people score,” Velma-Alma coach Jerry Garrett said. “I’m proud of our effort tonight.”
Senior Kylee Saville led the Lady Comets (14-6) with 19 points, while junior Aria Johnson had 17 and junior Samantha Moore posted 10 points.
BLANCHARD 45, MARLOW 39
The Lady Outlaws couldn’t keep their momentum rolling after winning the Stephens County Tournament, fading away in the second half Tuesday night on the road.
Marlow (11-8) trailed 22-18 at halftime before the game slipped away as Blanchard pushed its lead to 32-23 by the end of the third quarter.
“We just didn’t shoot very well,” Marlow coach Kirk Harris said. “I didn’t think we played very good defense either.”
Seniors Ashley O’Dell and Avery Walker each had 12 points to pace the Lady Outlaws, while sophomore Tory Nations had 10, sophomore Diamond Morris had two and sophomore Shayna Throckmorton added one point.
PLAINVIEW 52, COMANCHE 20
The Lady Indians fell into an 18 point hole in the first quarter and the game got out of reach quickly.
By halftime the Lady Indians (2-16) tailed 31-5.
Junior Payge Graham and freshman Brianna Robinson scored six points apiece to lead Comanche, while junior Baylee Morgan had five points and freshman Baylee Fulford had three.