Wanting to try for a record tying sixth title in a row, the Comanche Lady Indians battled with the Marlow Lady Outlaws and won their sixth title in a row winning 59-44 after a big second half.
Comanche got the first basket of the game while Marlow’s Lyvia Bateman hit a three to take their only lead of the game and the Lady Indians had two players contribute all of the points in the first quarter.
Brooklin Bain went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and one free throw and she had 11 of the 13 points with Gracee Miller scoring two points as they led 13-9 after one quarter of play.
Emily Roden and Teagan Pineda hit two big threes in the second quarter while the charity stripe was the reason the Lady Indians stayed in the lead for the second quarter of play.
Miller shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity strip, Bain hit two of her three shots, Caity Blair got both of her attempts and Jasmine Francis hit one of her two attempts.
Jenna Wade hit a three to put the Lady Outlaws within two points while baskets from Carlie Payne, Bateman, Korie Kizaar and Madison Fitzhugh kept the Lady Outlaws in the game.
Comanche had a two point lead going into the second half and battled back and forth until a big three point shot put the Lady Indians up for good and on a run that put the game out of reach.
With the game tied at 33 apiece, Kinley Rendon hit a three on that 10-0 run which put them in the lead and the Lady Indians got some help to continue the run.
With 13.8 seconds left in the third quarter, the Lady Outlaws head coach Terri Reimer was called for a technical foul after a foul occurred on the floor with the Lady Indians hitting all four to lead by 14.
In the fourth quarter, the run would end for the Lady Indians with a basket from Wade that got the lead to 12, however, a three pointer from Pineda would bring it back to 15 and then Rendon hit one to put them up by 18.
Miller and Bain would hit the majority of their free throws at the end of the game to seal the victory and tie the tournament record of six straight titles set by the Lady Outlaws back in the mid 2000s.
Bain was named Tournament MVP and had 26 points for the Lady Indians while All-Tournament team member Miller had 11 points along with 6-man award winner Rendon who had eight and hustle award winner Roden had five points in the game.
The Lady Outlaws were led by Wade who had 13 points and was on the All-Tournament team followed by All-Tournament team member Fitzhugh who had six points and Judeah Valenzuela who had seven points and was a member of the All-Tournament team.
The final All-Tournament team member was Shain Ille from Velma-Alma who helped the Lady Comets to a third place finish in the 89th Annual Stephens County Tournament.
The Lady Outlaws will play at Washington this evening starting at 6:30 p.m. while the Lady Indians will travel to Marietta with their game starting at 6:30 p.m. this evening.