Trying to etch themselves in the history book of the Stephens County Tournament, the Velma-Alma Lady Comets ended Comanche Lady Indians tournament streak by winning 50-38 with a big second half.
Having won six straight, the Comanche Lady Indians looked to make it a record seven straight tournament victories and got off to a fast start in the first quarter of the game.
The Comanche Lady Indians went on a 5-0 run, and they scored big three-point shots from Gracee Miller and Caity Blair to start the game and hold Velma-Alma to little points.
Leading 14-5 at the end of the first quarter, the Velma-Alma Lady Comets started to inch into Comanche’s lead by getting big buckets from Rylee McLain and Destinee Wofford.
However, Comanche ended the second quarter with some buckets from Miller and Kenley Lemmons to lead 21-14 over the Velma-Alma Lady Comets at halftime.
Coming out for the second half, Wofford hit two big three-point shots to bring the game within one point and at the 2:41 mark of the third quarter, Shain Ille hit a three to give Velma-Alma their first lead.
Ille split free throws to end the quarter and gave the Lady Comets the 31-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter which proved to be a coming out party for Velma-Alma.
Wofford hit two big shots and Ille scored a three with the most damage coming from the free throw line as the Lady Comets went 11-for-12 at the charity stripe in the final eight minutes.
Miller, along with Shayson Hodges, tried to keep Comanche in the game, however the pressure from Velma-Alma was a little too much as they outscored Comanche 19-9 in the final eight minutes.
Wofford led the scoring for the Lady Comets with 20 points while Jaycee Kimbrough had 11 points and Ille had seven with four players spreading out the remaining scores for the Lady Comets.
Miller led the scoring for the Lady Indians with 20 while Blair had five points and four other players for Comanche had points in the game against Velma-Alma.
Now 12-2 on the season, the Lady Comets will try for their first Stephens County Tournament title since 2014 and their first appearance in the title game since 2016.
The Comanche Lady Indians will now play in the third place game on Saturday. The loss ends a 19 game winning streak at the Stephens County Tournament.
Game time for the Lady Indians will tipoff at 3:20 p.m. Jan. 23 at Marlow High School and they will face Empire, while the Lady Comets will play at 6:40 p.m. Jan. 23 at Marlow High School and they will face Marlow.