Indians rally to finish third

by Todd Brooks
(Photo by Jason Hodges/Hodges Photography) (Photo by Jason Hodges/Hodges Photography)

The Comanche Indians brought home the third-place trophy after a remarkable comeback in the third-place game on Saturday night at the Charles K. Heatly Classic in Lindsay.

The Indians opened up the tournament on Thursday with a win over Lone Grove before falling to Sulphur in a close game in the semifinals on Friday. On Saturday, they edged Pauls Valley.

Mason Kulbeth was named to the all-tournament team.


Comanche 48,

Pauls Valley 46

Trailing by 13 points in the fourth quarter didn’t deter the Indians who rallied for 27 points in the quarter to get the win.

Brothers Landon Ellis and Myles Ellis combined for 23 points in the quarter with each knocking down three three-pointers in the final quarter to lead their team to the win.

Comanche could just muster three points in the first quarter and trailed 23-12 at the half.

Leading scorers for Comanche were: Myles Ellis, 17; Landon Ellis, 14; Mason Kulbeth, 5; Cason Morris, 5; Jeremy Crisp, 3; Dillon Ellis, 2; and Corbin Bowen, 2


Sulphur 41,

Comanche 36

The Indians couldn’t get the points they needed down the stretch and the Bulldogs got the win.

There were two ties and two lead changes in the game before Sulphur took the lead for good.

Sulphur led 21-18 at the half, but pushed the lead to 35-27 at the end of the third quarter.

Leading scorers for Comanche were: Mason Kulbeth, 11; Cason Morris, 7; Jeremy Crisp, 5; Myles Ellis, 4; Landon Ellis, 3; Corbin Bowen, 2; Hunter Lassley, 2; and Xander Dodd, 2.


Comanche 38,

Lone Grove 29

It was a low-scoring game, but the Indians did what they had to do to get the win. No Comanche player finished in double figures in the game.

The Indians trailed 8-5 at the end of the first quarter and 17-14 at the half, but outscored the Longhorns 24-12 in the second half to get the win.

Leading scorers for Comanche were: Landon Ellis, 7; Myles Ellis, 6; Mason Kulbeth, 6; Jeremy Crisp, 6; Xander Dodd, 5; Dillon Ellis, 4; and Cason Morris, 4.

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