DUNCAN — For four Stephens County schools, some things stayed the same while other new elements brought change in the 2012-2013 basketball season. Here’s a look back at how the teams fared and where they ended up.
The Demons (5-19) started strong by winning five of their first eight games, but lost their way after that, dropping its final 16 contests.
Duncan saw its season come to a close in the regional tournament with a 71-39 defeat to Carl Albert.
Seniors Cade Baldwin, Carter David and Jack Braught finished their careers in that game, as they will graduate this year.
Losers of their final seven games, the Lady Demons (4-20) struggled down the stretch.
Their season concluded with a 60-39 loss to Piedmont on Friday night.
The Lady Demons were up and down offensively all season, scoring as many as 67 against Durant in November and as low as 18 against Macarthur in early February.
Duncan loses seniors Jamie Carberry, Quita Carr, Aja Calvin and Sarah Ray.
Both Duncan teams had problems on the road, going a combined 0-13 away from home.
In the 2012-2013 season, Marlow did something it hadn’t done since 2004 – reach the Stephens County Tournament Final.
The team’s signature win came in the tournament’s semifinal, as they upset state-bound Velma-Alma 50-42.
Following the tournament, the Outlaws (14-11) impressed with a 63-56 win over Frederick in districts, but dropped each of its games at regionals. The season ended with a 61-55 loss to Lindsay on Saturday night.
Marlow seniors Jackson Huddleston and Sean Hazel will graduate this year.
It was business as usual at the Stephens County Tournament for the Lady Outlaws (14-11) this year, who won the tournament for the sixth straight season.
The team dropped each of its regional games and finished the year with a 63-58 loss to the Lindsay Lady Yellowjackets
Seniors Emalee Williams, Avery Walker, Ashley O’Dell, Anne Davenport and Madison Waller will all graduate from this year’s team.
Bray Doyle Donkeys
Playing under first-year coach Lee Ledford, the Donkeys were eliminated from the Stephens County tournament after two games.
First-year coach Frank Moser led his new team to the consolation finals of the Stephens County Tournament, where they lost 48-29 to Frederick. The team was just two points away from winning its district game, falling 39-38 to Tipton.
The team Lady Donkeys dropped five of its last seven games.
For the Indians (10-15), the season ended in dramatic fashion, with a two-point loss to Prague in the second round of the regional consolation bracket.
The team found success at the Stephens County Tournament, beating Ryan 70-42 to claim the consolation title.
Comanche could not get it done at home, as the Lady Indians went 0-8 at their own gym. Following two losses at the Stephens County Tournament, the team fell to Plainview 61-35 at districts.