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December 19, 2013

Demon boys lose close OT game to Cache

Turnovers hurt Demon girls

DUNCAN — The Duncan boys basketball team had a strong showing against Cache Tuesday, and only a couple of turnovers were the difference.

That was the assessment of Demon boys basketball coach Ben Scott, regarding the team’s 74-64 loss in overtime at the Bulldogs’ gym.

“It was another one of those games that put us in a spot to improve and get better,” Scott said. “Two minutes into overtime, we had three turnovers, and then we had to foul to get back into it.”

The Bulldogs (5-0) won the overtime tip-off, which resulted in a quick layup for the host team and a 62-60 lead. Cache then capitalized on Duncan’s turnovers.

The Demons (0-4) overcame some first-half struggles to get back into the game. They trailed 43-35 at halftime, then outscored Cache 17-9 in the third quarter.

Dalton Dismuke had four fouls going into the fourth quarter, which Scott said made things tough for the Demons.

“I pulled him out on defense and then put him back in on offense to keep him in the game,” Scott said.

Dismuke scored 13 points. Nathan Clark was also strong offensively, leading Duncan with 19.

Scott said Cache is a well-coached team, and their coach, Zach Ainge, told him the Bulldog players were some of the hardest-working players Ainge had ever coached.

“It was a really good game,” Scott said. “It shows the guys are continuing to gain confidence.”

The Demon girls, meanwhile, were plagued by turnovers in a 64-28 loss to Cache (4-2).

Demon coach Grant Givens said the lack of offense from Duncan (0-4) boiled down to the team’s inability to take care of the ball.

“You’re not going to get any offense if you turn it over too much,” he said. “We’ve got to be able to take care of the ball, and we are struggling with that. A lot of it has to do with our youth.”

Givens said, because the Demons give up too many possessions on turnovers, it allows opponents more chances to score. Then the games get out of hand.

“If we cut down on our turnovers, the games would be more competitive,” he said.

He added that it was tough playing three games with no practice in between. Givens said a more experienced team should be able to handle that schedule, but because the Demons are young, practice in between games certainly helps.

Rainy Sanford led Duncan with 8 points.

The Demon teams will head to Durant Friday, their final game before the Christmas break. Their first action after the break will be Jan. 9-11 at a tournament in Chickasha.

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