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January 26, 2013

Frederick girls, Comanche boys are consolation champs

Evan Grice
The Duncan Banner

MARLOW — Less than 24 hours after a successful comeback victory against Empire, the Bray-Doyle Lady Donkeys suffered a hangover against Frederick on Saturday afternoon.

Three straight quarters of single digit scoring made life difficult for the Lady Donkeys as the Lady Bombers were able to capitalize and claim the girls consolation championship  at the Stephens County Tournament with a 48-29 victory.

“I thought we kept battling,” B-D coach Frank Moser said. “Frederick shot the ball really well today and I was hoping they would miss some shots. It was just one of those  days where it seemed like nothing was going right for us. “We had a lot of foul trouble and that didn’t help us either. When you have a lot of turnovers that puts a lot of pressure on a team and we had too many of them today.”

By the time the Lady Donkeys reached 20 points, it was already late in the fourth quarter at the 3:34 mark when FHS held a 48-23 lead.

It was an early first quarter run though that gave the Lady Bombers all the momentum they would need to claim victory.

With the score at 5-2 at the 6:02 mark of the first quarter, FHS took control with a 12-3 run that made the advantage 17-5 going into the second quarter.

B-D’s struggles continued in the second, as the Lady Donkeys could only manage nine points, leaving them in a 31-14 hole going into halftime.

A four point third quarter sealed the game for the Lady Donkeys as they finished 1-2 in the Stephens County tournament.

Morgan Kovar led the way scoring wise for the Lady Donkeys (6-13) with 10 points, followed by Taylor Nichols with seven points. Erica Hatfield registered six points, with  Ashlee Kelly scoring four points as well as totaling a team-high 16 rebounds.

Frederick (7-9) was paced by Courtney Haynes with 11 points followed by Amani Shabazz with 10 points. Faith Roady added seven points in the contest.

Bray-Doyle will be back in action Tuesday night Jan. 29 on the road against Waurika with tip-off set for 6:30 p.m.



Garrett Morrow registered his second straight double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds as the Indians made short work of the Cowboys in the boys consolation championship  game Saturday afternoon.

“Obviously we shot the ball better today than we did against Bray,” Comanche coach Nick Price said. “We also had better ball movement and just better movement overall in  our offense. We talked about not wanting to leave this tournament without any kind of hardware. We’re happy to be able to leave with some kind of hardware.”

Ryan put a little bit of a scare into Comanche early on after the Indians took an early 6-0 lead, only to see the Cowboys cut the deficit to one point at 11-10 going into  the second quarter.

Comanche though was able to finally gain a foothold over the Cowboys in the second, as CHS took a 24-16 lead at the 2:46 mark, before extending the lead to 31-19 at halftime.

Ryan found itself down 51-35 at the end of the third quarter.

Other scorers for Comanche (8-11) included Braden Ledford and Zach Young each with 11 points. Kale Reed put in six points, with Dalton Wood and Grant Jones each scoring  five points.

Ryan was led by Lucas Ninman with 10 points followed by Garrett Bolin with nine points. Tyler Brown added eight points with Zane Seay putting in six points.