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February 19, 2014

Turnovers make it tough on Lady Demons

DUNCAN — The Duncan girls basketball team had chances to score, but turnovers hurt the Lady Demons (1-18) in a 60-24 loss at El Reno Tuesday.

Coach Grant Givens said that El Reno “gave us opportunities to stay with them” but the Lady Demons didn’t capitalize.

“We didn’t take care of the ball,” Givens said. “Defensively, we did a better job on rebounding, but we dug ourselves into such a hole, there was no way we could overcome that.”

The Lady Demon coach said it boiled down to a need to execute consistently, something the team hasn’t done enough.

Rainy Sanford led Duncan with 5 points.

Duncan will host Durant Friday. Givens said that the game is winnable but the players need to put together four quarters of ball.

“If we come out and execute, fight hard for four quarters, we’ll have a chance to win that game,” he said. “We just need to work on being more physical.”

Duncan then finishes the regular season Monday, hosting Chickasha.

The Demon boys played Tuesday at El Reno, but the score was not available as The Duncan Banner went to press. The boys will join the girls in hosting Durant Friday and Chickasha Monday.

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