Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson looks to turn the corner against a Cache defender as he led the scoring with nine points for the Demons this past Tuesday.

The Duncan Demons offense stalled out against Cache Bulldogs with the visiting team getting the 59-39 victory this past Tuesday evening.

Going down early 4-0, Preston Weaks cut the lead to one point with three free throws and a bucket got them back within one point with Cache leading 6-5.

Freshman Renji Lee got the Demons the lead at 7-6 before Cache went on to score the next 11 points before Cannon Mitchell hit a bucket to cut it back to single digits.

Leading 19-9 at the end of the first quarter, the three buckets started to fly for the Demons as Blayden Foster hit one and Ben Johnson hit two shots, however, five Cache players scored 12 points and were able extend their lead even further leading by almost 20 at halftime.

Ben Johnson hit his third three of the game in the third quarter while Lin got the other two points with Cache putting up another 14 points to lead by 27 heading into the fourth.

The Demons were able to outscore Cache in the fourth quarter with Nick Johnson getting all eight of his points for the game on two three baskets and a basket from the field.

Lin hit a three while Austin Pennypacker hit his only bucket of the game as the Demons outscored Cache 15-8 and dropped their record to 7-14 on the season.

Ben Johnson had nine points, Nick Johnson had eight points and Lin had seven while the rest of the points were spread out between six different Duncan players.

The Demons head coach David McGuire gave credit to Cache and knows they will have to regroup in order to get the victory in their next game.

“I thought the young guys played pretty well and I was pleased with that. I was a little disappointed that we didn’t match the effort that Cache had. We got to correct that moving forward if we are going to fight our way out of playoffs,” McGuire said. “One of the things you can’t ever stop growing, learning and getting better and that is where we are at. We got to make that commitment because every game that we play is winnable. It comes down to where our focus is and we got to make sure we are in tune every night we step on the court.”

The Demons have two more games left in the regular season with the first taking place at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at MacArthur High School followed by Senior Night at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 against Durant at Duncan High School.

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