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February 11, 2014

Comanche gets its homecoming back

BRAY — Comanche lost its homecoming its game against Kingston last was canceled by bad weather.

It got its homecoming back along with its Kingston game back Monday when the school rescheduled both events.

The Indians host Kingston Thursday and have homecoming on senior night against Dickson on Feb. 18.

 Boys basketball coach Nick Price said getting the game back is important given the ramifications it will have on the conference title. Both teams enter the contest with undefeated records in conference play.

“It’s really big for us,” Price said. “You definitely don’t want to miss out on games this time of year. You want to play as much as you can to try and work on anything that you’re trying to get better at for the playoffs.”

Keeping the momentum going is the key for Price. His team has won 10 straight, two of which came against ranked teams. The Indians (17-2) also continue to win in different ways. In those 10 wins, three times they have scored more than 70 points but twice they’ve scored less than 50.

Still, playing back-to-back games against a ranked team and a district playoff opponent, Tishomingo on Friday, will be tough. Price thinks it a good preparation for the postseason.

“We just take it one game at a time like it’s the playoffs,” Price said. “In the playoffs you have big games where win or lose you have to play one the next time. It will be good for our kids in a lot of different ways.”

The Comanche girls basketball team is trending in the opposite direction. It has lost three straight games, two of which were against ranked teams. Senior Payge Graham said she is glad the team gets to face an opponent with a losing record in Kingston (6-12), to right the ship.

“I think we can win that game and we need those right now,” Graham said. “Last year, we didn’t play well versus Kingston and I want that revenge. I want to beat them.”

Tishomingo (14-5) is the No. 12 ranked team in Class 3A. Graham knows Friday’s road test will be difficult especially considering the fatigue of playing games on consecutive days.

“We’re probably going to be exhausted, but we’re going to have to push through it,” Graham said. “It’s hard to go from playing against one team one day and then switching over to another.”

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