Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson battles against an Altus defender. He had 11 points in the victory over Noble JV that saw Duncan get 90 points for the second straight day.

After a near 100 point victory in the consolation semi-finals, the Demons netted their second straight 90 points as a team as they won 90-50 over the Noble JV team to take home the consolation title.

In the first quarter of action, the Demons scored 19 points compared to Noble’s 12 points. Desmond Pettit had three buckets and Dreydon Wiggins started his career high with two buckets in the quarter.

Nick Johnson also scored multiple buckets as the second quarter saw their biggest offensive output with a total 26 points scored compared to Noble’s nine points.

Pettit scored seven points in the quarter on three shots, while Wiggins made eight points on three shots and went 2-for-4 at the charity stripe. Ben Johnson also got his first bucket of the night — a three — to help.

The second half saw the Demons score 24 points with Trevyn Stewart hitting four shots including a big three-pointer toward the end of the quarter.

Nick Johnson also hit two big three-point shots and the Demons also scored two buckets apiece from Wiggins and Pettit.

Leading 69-38, the Demons used their bench to score some points. Ben Johnson also got a big start to the quarter, scoring seven of his 11 in the fourth quarter.

Bryan Huckabaa had five points in the fourth quarter while Kaceson Lolar had two points. Kenny Garland hit his two free throw attempts and a three bucket also fell from Ayden Pennypacker in the fourth.

Four players appeared in double figures for the Demons as Pettit led the way with 17 points while Wiggins had a career high 16 points, Nick Johnson had 14 points and his brother Ben Johnson had 11.

Ben Johnson, one of the seniors for the Demons, said this tournament proved very helpful for the team. He said he feels excited about how the Demons will look to move forward into the next few weeks.

“I am extremely proud of what this team has done in the last few games. We have learned a lot about each other this week and became a stronger and more confident team,” Ben Johnson said. “I expect a lot of great things in the next few weeks, as we get better each and everyday at practice.”

Coach David McGuire, who with the two victories at the Noble Tournament has his team sitting at 5-7 for the season, said the team chemistry is at an all time high and will will prove very important to keep that going.

“I’m very proud of the boys. We are starting to really understand the game of basketball, raise our expectations, both individually and collectively and be in sync with one another,” McGuire said. “Chemistry between players is so important. In knowing what your teammates are thinking and how they are going to react to what is happening, teams can open up their arsenal of talent.”

Duncan’s next game will take place on the road as they will face MacArthur starting around 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at MacArthur High School and look for win No. 6 on the season.

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