The Duncan Banner

February 28, 2014

Lady Outlaws let lead slip away in fourth

John McKelvey
The Duncan Banner

COMANCHE — For three quarters, the Lady Outlaws had No. 14 Tishomingo on the ropes, but the fourth quarter made all of the difference.

Down 25-17 at halftime, Tishomingo rallied to get the lead back heading into the fourth quarter. From there on, it was a blowout. The Lady Outlaws had no answer when the Lady Indians started to hit. They had defended the post well all game despite being outsized, but coach Larry Mowry knew that the outside shots spelled doom for his girls.

“Our gameplan was to come out and say you’re not going to score inside,” Mowry said. “They knew if they wanted to beat us, they were going to have to hit the outside shots. They came out and did what they had to do.”

The highlight for Marlow was the entire second quarter. Down 12-8, the Lady Outlaws fought back with a 17-5 advantage before halftime. It drew the Outlaw crowd off their seats and gave the team some hope it could pull the upset.

“We took the ball to the hole well and attacked offensively,” Mowry said. “Defensively, we took them out of their comfort zone. They didn’t know what to do with the ball.”