The Altus Junior High 7th and 8th grade girls traveled to Duncan on Thursday night and came away with a split in the contests.
The 7th grade Lady Dawgs defeated Duncan 48-12. The 8th grade Lady Dawgs fell to Duncan 25-21.
The 7th grade game was close in the first quarter as Altus led 7-3 with four minutes left in the quarter. The Lady Dawgs went on a tear the last four minutes and outscored the Lady Demons 13-2 to take a 20-5 lead into the second frame.
Altus continued to build on their lead in the second quarter outscoring Duncan 12-3 to take a 32-8 halftime lead.
Altus outscored the Lady Demons 8-4 to take a 40-12 lead into the final frame. The Lady Dawgs continued to build on their lead in the final frame by scoring 8 while holding the Lady Demons scoreless to take the game by the final score of 48- 12.
The Altus defense was the story of the game as they frustrated the Lady Demons into five straight turnovers that turned into easy points. Lakysia Johnson led Altus with 24 points while Briana McQuiggan had 13 points.
Altus (9-3) will turn around and host the Lady Demons next Tuesday for a 4 p.m. contest.
8th grade Lady Dawgs lose close one
The 8th grade contest was tight throughout as Duncan opened up to an early 4-0 lead and went into the second quarter leading 8-2. Both teams scored 7 points apiece in the second quarter and the Lady Dawgs went into the half trailing 15-9. Duncan outscored Altus 5-4 in the third frame to take a 20-13 lead into the final frame.
The Lady Dawgs were able to cut the Lady Demon lead to 22-21 with less than a minute to play but Duncan was able to hit their free throws down the stretch and a last chance three pointer rimmed out and Altus fell to Duncan 25-21.
Sha’ Riya Davis led Altus with 14 points while Jerzey Ybarra added four points.
Altus will host Duncan next Tuesday.
7th – ALTUS- 48 DUNCAN- 12 ALTUS
McQuiggan 6-1-13, Welch 1-0-2, Villarreal 3-0-6, Johnson 12-0-24, Christon 1-1-3,. Totals: 23-2-48.
8th – DUNCAN- 25 ALTUS- 21 ALTUS
Davis 5-2-14, Petzold 1-0-2, Kille 0-1-1, Ybarra 1-2-4. Totals: 7-5-21
Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076