After almost a week off and a start of a big week for the Duncan Lady Demons basketball team, they dropped a close 51-48 game in overtime at John Marshall this past Monday evening.
Duncan led by five points with 1:56 left in regulation when John Marshall made a comeback to put the game into overtime with turnovers being a key part of how the Lady Bears got back into the game.
The Lady Demons held the lead for most of the game including several parts of the remaining quarters and with a game less than 24 hours after the conclusion, Duncan Coach Mike Fitts told the girls that they have to be quick to forget about the game against John Marshall.
“The number one thing is rest the legs and then after a tough loss like that is to mentally regroup,” Fitts said. “We don’t have time to worry about it and what happened happened and it is a done deal. It was a tough loss. We are going to find out a little bit with how resilient our kids are, see how we come back from that one and get ready for another road game.”
Abbi Price and Kaylee Foster both had 11 points apiece to lead the scoring while Katelyn Samuels and Alexis Giles had eight points and the last few scorers for the Lady Demons were Sidney White with five, Kyndle Ledford with three and Madi Hallford with two points.
Both teams had a big amount of chances at the free throw line as the Lady Demons were 20-for-33 at the charity stripe while John Marshall was 11-for-22 from the charity stripe.
On the boys side, the Demons faced the No. 10 John Marshall in the night cap of the double header and the 8-3 Bears beat Duncan 90-58 to cap off the sweep for John Marshall High School.
With their next game taking place Tuesday evening on the road against Elgin, the next game for both Duncan teams will be a special home game held in Oklahoma City.
The Demons will play at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City this Friday with the Lady Demons tipping off at 12 p.m. against MacArthur Lady Highlanders followed by the boys game at approximately 2 p.m. in Oklahoma City.
Both Duncan teams will then watch the Oklahoma City Thunder play that evening against the Miami Heat as part of the package of playing in the Thunder Hardwood Series.