Comanche teams compete at Lindsay tourney
The Comanche girls basketball team brought home third place from the Lindsay tournament this past weekend.
The Lady Indians won their opener against Lone Grove, before falling to a tough Byng team in the semifinals. They rebounded to beat Pauls Valley in the third-place game.
“I was disappointed that we were seeded as low as fifth,” said Megan Robbins, head coach. “The Byng game had a finals feel to it.”
Still, the coach said her team played well, overall.
“I was pretty pleased,” Robbins said. “I thought we played more aggressive than we have been. I think we let the Byng game slip away from us, but overall I thought we did really good on the blocks and executed our game plan all three days.”
Gracee Miller and Kinley Rendon were named to the all-tournament team.
The boys' team did not have as much success as the girls, taking losses on all three days.
“Obviously, it didn’t go the way we wanted it to,” said Caleb Patterson, head coach. “It showed us some weaknesses on both sides of the floor we need to work on.”
He still found some positives, though.
“I saw some good things,” Patterson said. “I think we got the best game of the season out of our bigs in the final game and I see a lot of aggression out of the younger guys. It’s just going to take some time for us to get moving in a positive direction.”
Lady Indians 58,
Lady Longhorns 32
Comanche started the game quickly, bolting out to a 23-7 lead in the first quarter and led 37-15 at the half.
The Lady Indians didn’t allow Lone Grove back in the game in the second half and went on to the 26-point win.
Gracee Miller led Comanche with 19 points, followed by: Kinley Rendon, 9; Caity Blair, 9; Kynli Morris, 4; Teagan Pineda, 4; Shayson Hodges, 3; Kenley Lemon, 2; Ashlyn Jobe, 2; Kasi Kelly, 2; Brianna Keeling, 2; and Breelie Garlinger, 2.
Pauls Valley outscored Comanche 37-32 in the second half to break a 27-all tie at the half to win the game.
Pauls Valley led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter and 45-42 after three.
Comanche was led by Myles Ellis with 17 points, followed by: Briar Blair, 16; Mason Kulbeth, 11; Corbin Bowen, 5; Landon Ellis, 4; Hunter Lassley, 2; Cason Morris, 2; and Hadlee Rice, 2.
Lady Pirates 39
Lady Indians 32
The game was low-scoring in the first half with Comanche holding a slight 12-11 lead at halftime.
Byng came out in the third and outscored the Lady Indians 15-12 in the third to take a 26-24 into the fourth quarter where the Lady Pirates put the game away.
Gracee Miller led Comanche with 14 points, followed by: Kinley Rendon, 5; Kynli Morris, 4; Jasmine Francis, 4; Teagan Pineda, 3; and Caty Blair, 2.
Comanche stuck close throughout the first three quarters with Lone Grove leading by two points at the end of each of the first three quarters.
The fourth quarter would prove to be the difference as the Longhorns outscored the Indians 13-3 to get the win.
Leading the way in Comanche in scoring was Landon Ellis with 12 points, followed by: Mason Kulbeth, 10; Myles Ellis, 6; and Briar Blair, 3
Lady Indians 59
Lady Panthers 28
Comanche had no problems with Pauls Valley, jumping out to a 25-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and then cruising the rest of the way to get the win.
The Lady Indians led 32-10 at the half and took a 46-15 lead into the fourth quarter.
Ten Comanche players scored in the game, led by Gracee Miller with 17 points. She was followed by: Jasmine Francis, 9; Kenley Rendon, 6; Breelie Garlinger, 6; Kenley Lemons, 5; Shayson Hodges, 5; Brianna Keeling, 4; Teagan Pineda, 3; Kynli Morris, 2; and Caity Blair, 2.
Washington took a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 32-23 halftime lead. The Warriors would extend their lead to 12 in the third quarter before going on to win by 11.
Myles Ellis led Comanche with 11 points, followed by: Landon Ellis, 8; Hunter Lassley, 4; Adin Cain, 3; Mason Kulbeth, 3; Hadlee Rice, 3; Corbin Bowen, 2; and Jeremy Crisp, 2.
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