Marlow girls run out of steam in tourney title game

Posted in: Sports
By Todd Brooks
Jan 17, 2013 - 2:31:44 PM

GOING UPThe Marlow Lady Outlaws advanced all the way to the championship game of the Longhorn Invitational Tournament in Lone Grove, but ran out of gas in the second half against Washington and fell by a 40-28 score.
The game was tied at 21-all at the half, but Marlow was limited to just seven points in the second half.
Marlow opened the tournament with a 48-45 win over Talihina and then downed Walters 69-65 in the semifinals to advance to the championship game.
“The first two games was two of our better games this season,” Marlow coach Kirk Harris said. “We played two solid clubs. We overcame a 10-point deficit against Walters. They missed some three pointers they were making early and we were able to come back.
“We played well in the finals, but it was our sixth game in 10 days and it took its toll. We only had seven turnovers. Defensively, we played fine. We did a good job of setting screens and getting the ball inside.
“We had the hardest road in the bracket. Tahilina is in the top 20 in 2A. We had to spend a lot of energy to get in the finals.”
Marlow shot just 21 percent from inside the arc and just seven percent from the three-point line in the final against Washington.
Marlow led most of the first half, leading by as much as 7-1 in the opening quarter before settling for a 13-12 edge at the end of the quarter.
Washington tied the game twice in the second quarter, but could not overtake the Lady Outlaws before tying the game with a pair of free throws with 40 seconds to go to into the locker room with a 22-all tie.
The Lady Warriors opened the third on an 8-0 run including a pair of treys by Dagan Lampkin giving Washington the lead it would never relinquish.
WHS went on to to take a 30-25 lead into the final quarter, where it managed to pull away to win the championship.
Ashley O’Dell led Marlow with 14 points. Avery Walker was next with eight, followed by Tory Nations with three, Diamond Morris with two, and Emalee Williams with one.
Lampkin led Washington with 15 points.

Marlow 69, Walters 65
The Lady Outlaws overcame a three-point barrage from Walters’ Olivia Potter to advance to the finals.
Potter knocked down eight treys in the contest on her way to a 28-point output, but Ashley O’Dell held her own for Marlow with 29 points to lead the Lady Outlaws to the win.
The game was tied 16-all at the end of the first quarter, but Walters would outscore Marlow 19-12 in the second quarter to take a 37-28 halftime lead.
Marlow would fight back in the third to cut the lead down to 51-48 heading into the final quarter.
The Lady Outlaws helped themselves at the free-throw line in the fourth, going 8-for-8 on their way to the win.
Avery Walker and Diamond Morris joined O’Dell in double digits with 17 and 11 points respectively. Anne Wortham and Emalee Williams had four points each. Tory Nations and Ann Wortham had two points each.

Marlow 48, Tahilina 45
The Lady Outlaws trailed at the end of the first quarter by two points but went on to take a 26-23 halftime lead.
The teams would both score 22 points each in the second half to allow Marlow to come out on top.
Ashley O’Dell led Marlow with 18 points, followed closely by Avery Walker with 16 points. Tory Nations added eight and Emalee Williams rounded out scoring with six points.
Tara Hawkins had 14 to lead Tahilina.

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