Lady Indians fall in season opener

by Todd Brooks


Amber-Pocasset rallied from an early deficit to knock off Comanche in the Lady Indians’ home opener last Tuesday, taking a 43-28 victory.

Comanche led throughout the first quarter in coach Braydon Robinson’s debut, but saw the Lady Panthers take the lead early in the second quarter and never give it back.

After Comanche senior Kylie Roden scored the first six points of the game, the Lady Panthers came back to cut the lead to 8-7 at the end of the first quarter. Roden would go on to have a team-high 19 points, accounting for 68 percent of her team’s points in the game.

A combination of turnovers and cold shooting led to just two points in the second quarter for the Lady Indians as Am-Po scored 11 to take an 18-10 halftime lead.

Things did not get much better for Comanche in the third quarter as they were limited to two field goals as Am-Po continued to increase its lead. The Lady Panthers went on to take a 28-15 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Indians were not able to get within 10 points in the final quarter. Roden was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and was 8-for-8 in the game.


Comanche (0-1): Kylie Roden, 19; Jentry Whaley, 3; Jaylee Roebuck 3; Kamrey Rendon, 2; Jillian Hushbeck, 1

Am-Po (2-2): S. Linn, 14; G. Hicks, 11; F. Carpenter, 6; B. Brown, 5; A. Polson, 3; B. Keck, 2; J. Jones, 2


Washington 60

Comanche 24

The Lady Warriors limited the Lady Indians to seven field goals in the game as their pressure defense gave the home team problems.

Washington bolted out to a 19-4 lead in the first quarter and kept up the pressure the rest of the way.

Washington led 33-11 at the half and 45-20 after three quarters.

Both the boys and girls teams head to Latta for a tournament beginning Thursday. Comanche will not be at home again until Jan. 2 against Marlow.


Comanche (0-2): Jaylee Roebuck, 6; Kamrey Rendon, 4; Karsynn Bowles, 4; Bre Gill, 3; Jentry Whaley, 3; Kylie Roden, 2; Drai Sparks, 2

Washington (1-0): Shelbie Caveness, 17; BreeAnn Lindert, 15; Kelly Beller, 7; Brinley Thomas, 3; Jayden Taylor, 3; Jayden Wells, 2; Addy Lanham, 2; Kyra Metcalf, 2