Rematches in the championship games of tournaments are nothing unusual.
Rematches in the championship games of tournaments are nothing unusual. Good thing too, because the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs felt right at home Saturday night playing Comanche in Lindsay. No. 13 Sulphur moved to 10-0 on the season as the Lady Bulldogs slowed down the No. 8 Lady Indians from Class 3A, winning the championship of the Charles K. Heatley tournament by a score of 58-44 at Leopard Arena in Lindsay. “Comanche is a great team and we knew that coming into these finals,” Sulphur coach Toby Todd said. “We played a very hard game out there and fought all four quarters. Abby Beck was by far the biggest factor for us tonight. I thought Kady Lynch did an outstanding job on defense tonight, and Makella (Mobly) and Payton (James) did an excellent job shooting the ball. Korie (Allensworth) had to fight for every point she got tonight, and she did extremely well against a very tough defender.” Sulphur built a 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, before the Lady Bulldogs went on a 12-11 run before halftime to lead 25-20. Comanche had a response in the third as the Lady Indians went on a 14-13 run, but the Lady Bulldogs saved their best quarter for the fourth as they put in 20 points, while holding Comanche to just 10 down the final eight minutes. Abby Beck led the scoring for Sulphur with 19 points followed by Korie Allensworth with 16 points. Kady Lynch added eight points with Makella Mobly scoring seven and Payton James scoring six points. Allensworth was named as the tournament MVP, with Beck and Lynch earning All-Tournament honors. Sulphur is at home against Tishomingo Tuesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m.