The Duncan Banner


February 14, 2013

V-A stuns New Lima at regionals

DUNCAN — Stephens County, we have an upset alert.

And the culprits are a group of Comets, V-A Lady Comets that is.

Thursday night saw head coach Jerry Garrett and his squad pull off the upset in Macomb as the Velma-Alma Lady Comets defeated No. 9 New Lima 56-48. to book their spot in the Area tournament.

“This was an unbelievable team effort,” Garrett said via telephone interview. “We just gave a great effort on both sides of the ball tonight.”

Going into the halftime break, the Lady Comets held a slim 24-20 advantage, thanks in part to an 11-5 run in the first quarter.

V-A and New Lima (21-6) were even in the third quarter, both scoring 14 points before the Lady Comets won the fourth with an 18-14 scoreline.

Ariah Johnson led the scoring for the Lady Comets (19-6) with 19 points followed by Teddi Southerland with 15 points and Kylee Saville with 13 points.

V-A advances to play Pond Creek-Hunter for the Regional Championship Saturday night at 6 p.m. from Agra High School.



Before his teams game against Wetumka, head coach Kenny Bare said he expected a challenge.

It turns out he was extremely right, but the Comets answered the call and survived with a 56-49 victory.

“It was a dogfight of a game from start to finish,” Bare said Thursday night via telephone. “Shooting 8-of-19 from the free throw line helped them (Wetumka) out a little. Dallen (Mercer) manned up for us tonight and really led us.”

After being down 12-11 at the end of the first quarter, the Comets stormed back to take a 26-25 lead going into halftime.

V-A (22-3) outscored Wetumka 30-24 in the second half to claim its spot in the Area tournament.

Dallen Mercer led the Comets with 31 points followed by Jaz Gayanich with eight points. L.L. Humphreys scored five points on the night with Checotah Lynn putting in four points. Zac Cable and Conner Sullivan each put in three points.

V-A will face Pond Creek-Hunter Saturday night for the Regional title at 8 p.m. from Agra High School.


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