Judeah Valenzuela

Judeah Valenzuela battles with a Comanche defender at the Stephens County Tournament. Valenzuela and the Lady Outlaws won against Lindsay this past Friday while the Outlaws lost a close battle with Lindsay at home.

It was homecoming for Marlow Lady Outlaws and Outlaws basketball teams with the Lady Outlaws winning 50-36 and the Outlaws dropping a close 44-35 match this past Friday evening.

The Lady Outlaws started off with a big first quarter as three players contributed to the 11-3 first quarter with Dara Hunt, Whitney Wade and Madison Fitzhugh scoring all 11 points.

With the second quarter starting, the three buckets started to fall as Elaina Kuhlman hit two of them while Whitney Wade hit one and Judeah Valenzuela hit one.

Outscoring their opponent 17-8 in the second, the Lady Outlaws led 28-11 and Lindsay was able to cut into the lead in the third quarter, however, Marlow was able to keep the lead by hitting big baskets of their own.

Kuhlman hit two more three buckets while Lanie Leach hit a bucket and Carlie Payne went 2-for-2 at the charity stripe and Marlow led 38-25 heading into the fourth quarter of play.

Payne was able to contribute four points for the Lady Outlaws in the fourth quarter while Whitney Wade, Korie Kizaar, Jenna Wade and Fitzhugh hit a bucket apiece to win the game by 14 points.

Kuhlman with her four shots from long range led in points with 12 points,Whitney Wade had nine, Payne had six and everyone at least contributed two points or more in the game.

In the boys game, the Outlaws fell behind 5-0 but two straight three buckets from Jace Gilbert and Blake Harris gave them the 6-5 lead before Lindsay took over the lead late in the first quarter.

Buckets from Nate Herchock, Jamison Holland and JP Forsythe kept the Outlaws in the game and Lindsay led 13-12 at the end of one quarter of play.

Both teams struggled to find their shot in the second quarter as both teams scored four points with buckets coming from Holland and Macoy Ramsey for the Outlaws.

Leading 17-16 at halftime, the Marlow Outlaws were able to gain the lead at the beginning of the third quarter with Seth Aguilera hitting a bucket to make it 18-17 in favor of Marlow.

Lindsay got the lead to four points when a three bucket from Avery Payne and one from Julian Marroquin kept the game within reach, however, they were down by five heading to the fourth quarter.

Gilbert had eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter while Payne had the other three points and Lindsay was able to outscore them 15-11 to finish the game with a nine point victory.

Gilbert had 11 points, Harris had six, Holland had four points while six other Marlow players had at least 2 or three points in the loss.

The Lady Outlaws are now 12-6 on the season while the Outlaws are 10-8 on the year and their next game is on the road as they head to Lexington this evening.

Tip-off for the Lady Outlaws takes place at 6:30 p.m. while the Outlaws will follow at 8 p.m. approximately at Lexington High School.

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