MHS basketball seasons end at Lindsay

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By Todd Brooks
Feb 28, 2013 - 9:08:41 AM

The Marlow basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end over the weekend with both teams falling in the second round of regional play at Lindsay. The Lady Outlaws fell to Kingfisher, while the boys fell to host Lindsay, a team they had beaten early in the season by a 69-66 score at home.
Both teams finish the season with 14-11 records.
The record was one win shy of matching last year’s 15-10 record for the Lady Outlaws who were also eliminated in the second round of regionals last season.
The Outlaws posted their best record since going 16-10 in the 2005-06 season.
Lady Jackets 63, Lady Outlaws 58
Marlow almost led from start to finish, but unfortunately for the Lady Outlaws, they did not lead at the end.
MHS led until the 5:01 mark of the fourth quarter when Kingfisher went ahead for the first time and Marlow could not answer.
“We started out really well then they made a run at us in the first quarter and we never were able to pull away,” Marlow coach Kirk Harris said. “They kept making runs on us. We had too many turnovers they were turning into points. It seems like they beat us to every loose ball.
“We shot a high percentage on offense, but on defense we couldn’t step up. They got the ball to the interior way to much with either passing or penetration.”
Ashley O’Dell led Marlow with 20 points in her final game as a Lady Outlaw.
Harris thinks looking back it was an up and down year for his team.
“We weren’t very consistent all year long,” the coach said. “We played well in tournaments like at Lone Grove and Stephens County, but we couldn’t keep it going and get on a good run. We just didn’t have consistency night in and night out.”
The coach pointed out 10 out of the 11 teams the Lady Outlaws lost to during the season advanced to their area tournaments.
“We played some tough teams, but I thought we should have won more games,” Harris said. “Kingfisher advanced to the area by beating Meeker pretty easily on Monday. They were up 49-16 at the half.”
The Lady Outlaws will graduate five seniors including the top two scorers in O’Dell and Avery Walker. The other seniors include Emalee Williams, Annie Davenport, and Madison Waller.
“We are going to have to replace a lot on offense next year,” Harris said. “We will only have one senior, so we will be a young team. We’re going to have to have some players step up and fill some spots.”
As far as the seniors go, Harris is proud of the group.
“They’ve had a very good career and won a lot of games,” Harris said. “Three of them I’ve had since they were freshmen. They’ve been consistent over the years. We’re going to miss all of them.”
Leopards 61, Outlaws 55
Lindsay jumped out to a 7-0 lead and would never trail as they held off the Outlaws.
Marlow trailed 31-19 at the half.
The Outlaws made a run late in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time. Junior Wes Coast tried to lead his team back, but they would fall short.
Marlow had problems with the inside game of Lindsay as the Leopards controlled the pace for most of the game.
Coast led Marlow with 15 points..