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For the Duncan Demons, the third time was anything but a charm against the No. 7 Lawton MacArthur Highlanders.
After being within eight points at 36-28 going into the halftime break, things fell apart in the third quarter as the Demons were outscored 26-2, and Mac cruised to a comfortable 71-42 victory at Duncan Gymnasium.
Duncan has now lost 11 straight games.
“We played well in the first half, but came out flat in the third,” Duncan coach Mikel Davison said. “Mac was scoring and we were just missing shots. Turnovers and missed shots were what led to them having momentum. We just never quite recovered from it.”
Duncan did manage to hold the Highlanders to just nine points in the fourth quarter, but by then the damage had already been done as Mac claimed its second victory in Duncan Gymnasium this season.
Cade Baldwin led the scoring for the Demons (5-14) with 12 points on the night, with Isiah Ervin putting in 10 points on the night. Jack Braught added seven points in the contest.
MacArthur (12-6) was led by Duris Graham with 15 points, followed by Chris Pendell with 13 points and Trace Cook with 12 points.
PAULS VALLEY 49 MARLOW 47
Since a second place finish in the Stephens County tournament just last week, the Marlow Outlaws have been struggling to get back in the win column.
The trend continued Friday night at
Outlaw Gymnasium as the Pauls Valley Panthers (2-11) escaped with a close two-point victory.
Despite holding a 29-26 lead at halftime, the Outlaws couldn’t capitalize in the second half as PVHS outscored Marlow 23-18, including a 16-7 run in the third quarter.
Marlow (11-9) held a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Zac Beasler led the Outlaws with 14 points on the night with Wes Coast and Kirby Neufeld both scoring eight points in the contest. Sean Hazel added six points, with Jackson Huddleston putting in five points. Braeden O’Dell scored four points.
WALTERS 73 BRAY-DOYLE 15
The road was anything but kind to the Bray-Doyle Donkeys Friday night.
Against a tough Walters squad, B-D struggled with scoring as the Blue Devils held the Donkeys to single digit scoring throughout the entire contest.
Going into the halftime break the score was 55-8 in favor of Walters, with the lead increased to 66-12 at the end of the third.
Randy Jackson and Josh Goodrich led the way for the Donkeys (1-16) each with five points on the night.
Rodney Hall added four points, while Jesse Bearce scored one point.
KINGSTON 66 COMANCHE 46
Comanche found itself playing its second top-25 team in as many days Friday night against Kingston on the road.
Unfortunately, KHS was in no mood for a close contest as Comanche fell 66-46 to fall to 8-12 overall on the season.
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LAWTON MACARTHUR 40 DUNCAN 18
Scoring was not at a premium for the Lady Demons Friday night against No. 12 Lawton MacArthur.
Just two points in the first half dug Duncan into a hole it never got out of as the Lady Highlanders used a 20-16 run in the second half to claim their second straight win over DHS this season.
Despite their best efforts, the Lady Demons couldn’t overcome their early struggles as Mac went on the offensive attack, making life very difficult.
Leading the scoring for the Lady Demons (4-15) was Rainy Sanford with seven points, followed by Jamie Carberry with five points. Tania Elix added four points while Delaney Mitchell put in three points.
Lawton MacArthur (12-6) was led by Yoshika Thomas with 12 points followed by Kahlia Austin with nine points. Alaysia Vann scored eight points in the contest.
MARLOW 44 PAULS VALLEY 32
Marlow’s Lady Outlaws weren’t about to lose another game Friday night against Pauls Valley.
Three quarters of holding the Lady Panthers to single digit scoring did the trick as MHS picked up its 12th win of the season at Outlaw Gymnasium.
A 25-11 Lady Outlaws lead at halftime was followed by a strong 12 point effort in the third quarter.
Pauls Valley (4-15) managed to put up 12 points in the fourth quarter as its only double-digit quarter of the contest.
Ashley O’Dell led the Lady Outlaws with 12 points on the night with Avery Walker adding 11. Emalee Williams put in eight points on the night.
WALTERS 62 BRAY-DOYLE 32
Friday night saw the Bray-Doyle Lady Donkeys try to gain one last push of momentum before the playoffs against the Lady Blue Devils from Walters.
Unfortunately, B-D will head into the playoffs on a three-game losing streak after a tough 30-point defeat.
WHS held a 37-17 advantage going into the halftime break, as the Lady Blue Devils opened up the second half with a 16-2 run.
B-D managed to score 13 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough.
Morgan Kovar led the Lady Donkeys (6-15) with 13 points followed by Erica Hatfield with eight points. Morgan Kelly added six points, while Taylor Nichols put in three points and Ashlee Kelly put in two points.
Walters was paced by Olivia Potter with 29 points.