Lady Indians season ends in overtime

February 24, 2024

The Comanche girls basketball team fought to the end, but Oklahoma Christian School pulled away in overtime to end the Lady Indians’ season, 55-46, Thursday.

The Lady Indians fought back from a 12-point deficit at the beginning of the fourth quarter to tie the game and force overtime.

Comanche seniors Kamrey Rendon and Kylie Roden were not going to let their team go away quietly into the night as they led the fourth-quarter charge.

The duo scored 15 of their team’s 16 points in the quarter, including 11 by Rendon, who had been scoreless through the first three quarters, to pull even with the Saints.

OCS had led at the end of every quarter thanks in large part to their huge rebounding advantage, which let them get three, four, or five shots at the basket on one trip on several occasions.

There were one tie and two lead changes in the first quarter. When the Saints’ Blair Rowlett scored the last field goal of the quarter, OCS would never trail again.

The Saints opened the second quarter on an 8-1 run to push their lead to nine points. Rowlett had the hot hand for OCS in the first with eight of her team’s 11 points. Rylee Roof picked up where Rowlett left off, scoring eight of her team’s 14 points in the quarter. OCS led 21-12 at the halfway when Roden knocked down a three-pointer to start a 9-2 run that got the Lady Indians to within 23-21 with 45 seconds remaining in the half. Roden was responsible for seven of the nine points for Comanche during the run.

OCS would shift the momentum back for OCS with a basket in the last 10 seconds to push the Saints’ lead to 25-21.

OCS picked up right off where they left off, opening the third quarter on a 13-3 run that pushed the lead to 38-24. Drai Sparks broke Comanche’s scoring drought with a basket. After an OCS score, Roden hit the final basket of the quarter to cut the lead to 12 points, which would turn out to be a huge bucket.

The Saints scored the first basket of the fourth to push the lead to 42-28, but then Comanche answered with nine straight points, eight of which were by Rendon. OCS scored on a putback to push the lead to 44-37 before Rendon hit a three-pointer. Roden followed on back-to-back baskets, including a steal and lay-up that would tie the game and send it to overtime.

Comanche could not keep its momentum going, however, as the Saints took control early and never let the Lady Indians back in the game.


OCS ( 10-14): Ava McIntyre, 14; Blair Rowlett, 13; Rylee Roof, 10; Jackie Johnson, 8; McKenna Chandler, 4; Ainston Marks, 4; Ella Voskuhl, 2

Comanche (7-17): Kylie Roden, 13; Kamrey Rendon, 11; Jaylee Roebuck, 8; Karsynn Bowles, 6; Jentry Whaley, 2; Jillian Hushbeck, 2; Drai Sparks, 2