Lady Indians fall at district tournament

by Todd Brooks

LINDSAY - The Comanche and Lindsay girls had already played each other three times this season, so there would be no surprises when the two teams took to the floor for the fourth time on Saturday. It would simply come down to which team could execute their game plan better.

It would be the Leopardettes who would do just that as they downed the Lady Indians, 42-13, to win the district tournament championship.

Comanche went without a field goal in the first three quarters and Lindsay got some open looks in the paint to steadily build on its lead.

Lindsay led 12-0 at the end of the first quarter and then took a 24-3 halftime lead.

The Leopardettes gave the Lady Indians problems with their defense. Comanche could not penetrate Lindsay’s defense, taking away their drives to the basket for a shot or for a kick out to an open teammate for a three-point attempt.

Neither team fared well from behind the arc. The first three-pointer didn’t fall until the third quarter.

Neither team could do much in the third quarter with the teams combining for just six points. Lindsay would take a 29-4 lead into the final quarter.

Comanche’s Jaylee Roebuck scored an old fashioned three-point play with 5:42 left in the fourth quarter for the Lady Indians’ first field goal of the game. Kylie Roden followed a minute later with the team’s first three-pointer of the game. Ema Parks then hit a three-pointer late in the quarter to give Comanche nine points in the quarter.

Comanche will now need to works its way through the consolation bracket for the rest of the postseason. First up will be Oklahoma Christian School (9-14), which lost to Community Christian, 64-34, in their district tournament last Friday.

The two teams will battle Thursday at 1 p.m. at Lindsay.

Comanche and Oklahoma Christian School do not have any common opponents. The Saints own wins over Oklahoma Christian Academy (2), Heritage Hall (2), Kiefer, Christian Heritage (2), Clinton and Crossings Christian.

Lindsay will take on Community Christian (20-4), ranked No. 5 in Class 3A.

Other teams in the regional include Kingston (17-1), Marietta (9-14), Atoka (10-13) and Frederick (3-18).


Lindsay (12-12): Leslie Wilmot, 9; Madison McGowan, 8; Canon Russell, 7; Breckynn Cline, 6; Gentry Wilmot, 5; Kinley Jennings, 3; Alondra Lopez, 2; Gracey Bray, 2

Comanche (7-16): Jaylee Roebuck, 4; Kylie Roden, 3; Ema Parks, 3; Kamrey Rendon, 2; Jillian Hushbeck, 1