Marlow Dominates Pauls Valley

by Elizabeth Pitts-Hibbard

The Marlow Outlaws remain in the #4 spot in class 3A basketball rankings after their 75-44 win over Pauls Valley on Monday.

Jace Gilbert and Avrey Payne were tied for high scorers with 16 apiece, including three three-pointers for Gilbert and two for Payne. Mason Holding also sank three three-pointers among his 11 points.

The Outlaws were perfect from the free-throw line, shooting 6 for 6. Will Bergner hit the most free-throws with four, followed by Josiah Johnson shooting two.

Marlow dominated the entire game, gaining the lead early and keeping it throughout. With 18 points scored in each of the first two periods, Marlow went to the locker room at halftime with a 12-point lead over Pauls Valley and kept the momentum through the second half. The Outlaws scored 23 in the third period and another 16 to wrap it up.

Pauls Valley struggled at the line, shooting 9 for 19 attempts. Justin Humphrey was the high scorer for the Panthers with 15, and Bub Chronister also hit the double digits with 11.

The Outlaws host 14th-ranked Purcell on Friday and have a make-up game against 4A Bridge Creek on Saturday; tip-off is 8pm for both games.

The #15- ranked Lady Outlaws also led over the Lady Panthers to the tune of 50-42 on Monday. Whitney Wade was again in double digits with 16 points. Wade sank 10 of 13 attempts from the line, including 6 for 8 in the fourth period. Kently Davis also hit double digits with 12, all from the field.

The Lady Panthers attempted a comeback in the second half, scoring 22 to Marlow’s 19, but it wasn’t enough to take the lead at any point. Jazmin Nunez was the scoring leader for Pauls Valley with 17; the 5’3” junior sank 4 three-pointers and shot 3 for 4 from the mercy line. Harlee Jones was the other double-digit scorer with 11; she was perfect on the line with 4.

The Lady Outlaws will play #16 Purcell on Friday and Bridge Creek on Saturday, both starting at 6:30pm.


Marlow boys: Jace Gilbert 16; Avrey Payne 16; Josiah Johnson 13 (FT 2/2); Mason Holding 11; Will Bergner 8 (FT 4/4); Kaden Harris 4; Cooper Smith 3; Blayd Harris 2; Barron Gage 2

Pauls Valley boys: Justin Humphrey 15 (FT 2/6); Bub Chronister 11 (FT 0/1); Johnny Grimmett 7 (FT 1/2); Mason Prince 5 (FT 2/2); Madden Prince 2 (FT 2/4); Deacon Davidson 2; Dawson Ammons 2 (FT 2/4)

Marlow girls: whitney wade 16 (FT 10/13); Kently Davis 12; Dara Hunt 9 (FT 0/1); Erin Doughty 6; Lyvia Bateman 4; Allye Haile 3 (FT 1/2)

Pauls Valley girls: Jazmin Nunez 17 (FT 3/4); Harlee Jones 11 (FT 4/4); Isabella Guterrez 5; Kyra McCurtain 3; Laney English 2; Jaylye Jones 2; Kadence Newsome 1 (FT 1/2)

CUTLINE: Blayd Harris hits the layup after a steal in Monday’s game against Pauls Valley.

CUTLINE: Lyvia Bateman keeps up the pace on offense after a rebound against Pauls Valley

Photo by Elizabeth Pitts-Hibbard/The Marlow Review

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