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December 30, 2012

Post Presence: Area teams establishing themselves

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DUNCAN —

Getting Healthy

The Duncan Lady Demons have been short on two things this season: depth and ball handlers.

They may be starting to shore up those areas.

Duncan came into the season with a large portion of their lineup injured and then lost senior Sarah Ray in the first game to an ACL tear.

Players are starting to return to the team now, with freshmen Delaney Mitchell and Paityn Bower suiting up for the first time in recent weeks. Ray is also back, playing with an knee brace and an unrepaired ACL, which she will try to play on the rest of the season.

 

Biggest Surprise

With a 9-2 start coming off a season in which they went 9-16, the Empire Lady Bulldogs have undoubtedly been this season’s biggest surprise thus far.

Empire has solid shooters, good ball handlers and a rare plethora of strong (and tall) post players. It’s still early in the year, but the Lady Bulldogs are looking like a team that could make a decent run when the postseason rolls around.

Not-so-surprising

For some teams, greatness comes in a flash, when three or four really talented players all happen to be on the same squad.

For most, though, it is a process attained by a program that has built tradition and standards, which then gets the right mix of players.

The Velma-Alma Comets are currently building toward greatness.

The Comets made a push two years ago, going deep into the area tournament. They went a step further last season as they went undefeated during the regular season before falling in the first round of the state tournament.

Greg Crews is sports editor of The Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 580-255-5354 or at greg.crews@duncanbanner.com.

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