Early deficit dooms Bulldogs


Ladies get the win

By Ryan Lewis - [email protected]



From left, Jimmie Dollins, 51, tosses up a shot while Jordan Benway tries to box out a defender. Dollins had six points for the Lady Bulldogs while Benway led the team with 19.


Courtesy photos | Debra Webb

From left, Trevor Williams, 12, waits for a possible rebound while Johnny Esquivel, 23, drives in for the layup. Williams had 12 and Esquivel added six in the loss.


Courtesy photos | Debra Webb

Trevor Williams, 12, throws up a shot despite three Duncan defenders surrounding him. Williams led the Bulldogs with 12 points.


Courtesy photos | Debra Webb

For the third time this season, the Altus Bulldogs (4-11) and the Duncan Demons (4-15) squared off on the hardwood in a Class 5A showdown.

The two teams first met in December and the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Demons 65-46 for Altus’ first win of the season, but Duncan avenged that loss by beating the Bulldogs 64-51 in the Chickasha tournament.

Tied at 1-1 for the season, the Bulldogs sought a win Friday after three consecutive losses. But they could not find their rhythm in the first half of play and fell into an early hole they could not climb out of, losing the game by a final score of 59-43.

A 12-2 run by the Demons in the second quarter pushed the lead to 25-7 and although the Bulldogs closed out the quarter with three Hunter Webb free throws and a Sha’Quan French three-pointer, the Demons went into the break with a 30-13 lead.

The Demons sank one in the third, but Altus scored eight unanswered points to close the gap to 11.

The two teams traded shots for the remainder of the quarter before a Trevor Williams three-pointer at the end of the third quarter brought the Bulldogs within nine.

Duncan began the fourth quarter with a free throw, but a Destin Palomo shot from beyond the arc pulled the Bulldogs to within seven, giving Altus life in the fourth.

But the Demons engineered a 12-0 run with five minutes remaining in the game to extend the lead and put the Bulldogs behind for good, earning Duncan a 59-43 victory.

Williams scored 14 points, while French added nine and Esquivel finished with six.

The Bulldogs are slated to host Elk City at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Lady Bulldogs dominate Duncan

The Lady Bulldogs (10-6) dominated the Lady Demons (9-11) the first time they met with a 49-32 win, and swept the season series Friday evening with a 55-43 victory.

Jordan Benway scored 19 for the Lady Bulldogs. Benway led Altus in scoring the last two games and averaged 20 points per game in that span.

Nine of Benway’s 19 points came from the free throw line where she sank all but three of her attempts.

For the Lady Bulldogs, 13 of 21 fourth-quarter points came from free throws.

Mariah Watson’s 10 points included four free throws in the final quarter and Kiandra Knight scored all six of her points at the free throw line in the fourth.

The Lady Bulldogs broke a two-game skid and are set to host Elk City at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

From left, Jimmie Dollins, 51, tosses up a shot while Jordan Benway tries to box out a defender. Dollins had six points for the Lady Bulldogs while Benway led the team with 19.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_JdolR.jpgFrom left, Jimmie Dollins, 51, tosses up a shot while Jordan Benway tries to box out a defender. Dollins had six points for the Lady Bulldogs while Benway led the team with 19. Courtesy photos | Debra Webb

From left, Trevor Williams, 12, waits for a possible rebound while Johnny Esquivel, 23, drives in for the layup. Williams had 12 and Esquivel added six in the loss.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_JesqR.jpgFrom left, Trevor Williams, 12, waits for a possible rebound while Johnny Esquivel, 23, drives in for the layup. Williams had 12 and Esquivel added six in the loss. Courtesy photos | Debra Webb

Trevor Williams, 12, throws up a shot despite three Duncan defenders surrounding him. Williams led the Bulldogs with 12 points.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_TwilR.jpgTrevor Williams, 12, throws up a shot despite three Duncan defenders surrounding him. Williams led the Bulldogs with 12 points. Courtesy photos | Debra Webb
Ladies get the win

By Ryan Lewis

[email protected]

Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221, ext. 2076.

Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221, ext. 2076.

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