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February 28, 2014

Can’t be stopped

COMANCHE — With what seemed like all of Stephens County crammed into Comanche’s gym, the Marlow boys basketball team rode a wave of momentum to pull out a 59-54 victory versus Comanche.

It was a classic third time’s the charm scenario for the Outlaws, who were led by sophomore Braden O’Dell and senior Wes Coast. O’Dell finished with 23 points to lead Marlow in scoring.

While Coast didn’t score a lot of points, 11, he had the two most crucial plays in the game. First, he scored and drew Comanche senior Jacob Hammond’s fourth foul to put his team up 55-50 with 3:32 left. Then, with less than two minutes remaining, he chased down senior Dalton Wood from behind on a fastbreak to block his shot in a 55-54 game. O’Dell said it was huge.

“We needed a stop and he got it,” O’Dell said.

For Coast, it was either block the shot or foul. He didn’t want to give Wood an easy bucket to take the lead.

Hammond wasn’t on the court for that play. In fact, he wasn’t on the court for the last 3:17 after getting called for his fourth and fifth foul within a minute of each other.

Before that, he had been giving coach Kirk Harris all he wanted, and with 21 second-half points, Harris was glad he didn’t have to figue out a way to stop him.

“He was taking over,” Harris said. “Through the middle of the third on, we didn’t have answer for him.”

Marlow’s best answer was to run the clock after they had built up a 32-26 halftime lead. It’s fastbreak was lethal, and O’Dell led the charge in a first quarter to forget for Comanche.

“He attacked the rim well,” Harris said. “I want him going and driving.”

The Outlaws slowed it down, getting into a half court offense for most the second half. They struggled doing that as Coast said the team was best getting out on the break.

“It’s hard for our team, because we’re fast paced,” Coast said. “Still, we knew that’s what we had to do.”

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