The Duncan Lady Demons took home some hardware after they won the consolation title at the Weatherford Classic and beat Heritage Hall 41-36 with the first quarter seeing a huge lead.
Five players contributed points with four of the shots coming from long range as Kyndle Ledford, Meg Walker, Alexis Giles and KK Miller popped in shots to take the lead.
Sydney White went 1-for-2 at the charity stripe and the Lady Demons took the 13-4 lead heading into the second quarter of play where both teams only had five points apiece to keep Duncan in the lead.
Kaylee Foster and White hit two-point shots while Madalyn Hallford went 1-for-2 at the charity stripe to put Duncan’s lead 18-13 heading into the second half of action.
Ledford and Hallford hit two big three-point shots out of halftime. Foster hit another shot and then White again went 1-for-2 at the charity stripe to lead 26-21 heading to the fourth and final quarter.
The Lady Demons had their best quarter in the final eight minutes as they scored 15 points with White hitting two shots from the field. Miller also hit her second three of the game. Giles and Foster also hit a shot from the field.
The Lady Demons got their fifth victory of the season with seven different players contributing points in the game.
Ledford and White both had eight points apiece, while Miller and Foster had six apiece. Giles had seven points, Hallford had four and Walker had three to round out the scoring for the Lady Demons.
Lady Demons’ head coach Brandon Kephart said he felt proud of his team and the way they stepped up and finished plays during the game.
“We played very good team basketball today, the girls did a great job of moving the ball and turning down good shots for great shots,” Kephart said. “I had mentioned the other day we needed to learn to finish plays finish games and today they did.”
One of the players Kephart credited was Giles, who held Heritage Hall’s best player to minimum points. He said the defense as a whole also did a great job.
“They had a player who averages close to 17 a game with the girls really stepping up their defense and did a good job defending her,” Kephart said. “We held her to seven points and Alexis Giles guarded her most of the game and did a great job.”
Sitting at 5-6 on the season, the Lady Demons will look to get back to the .500 mark in their next game as they go back on the road and search for victory number six.
The Lady Demons will play at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at MacArthur High School and will look to avenge a loss they took earlier in the season.