The Duncan Demons will play the Decatur Eagles on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. This will be the second game on the boys side of the bracket. The Demons are led by Kevin Wilson who is averaging 17 points and 8 rebounds per game. The Eagles are led by Wilson Hicks who is scoring 19 points per game.
What to know about Duncan:
Duncan is currently sitting at 5-6, including 1-3 against top 20 teams. Duncan is ranked #18 in class 5A. The Duncan Demons are averaging 56 points and allowing 60 points per game. Duncan is coached by David McGuire. The Demons are led by Sam Peterson who is averaging 12 points per game. The Demons are averaging 15 turnovers per game. The assistant coaches for Duncan are Jamar Lockhart, Ron Booth and Keedric Emerson.
The Demons are coming off a big win over Harding Charter, 77-68.
The Demons are mostly a man-to-man defense.
Duncan’s Head Coach David McGuire said ““Our goal for this tournament is to compete with a lot of passion and intensity for all four quarters. We are coming off of playing not only our best game of the season, but possibly the best game we have played offensively and defensively, in the last couple of years. So we want to continue that momentum and be consistent throughout the back half of our schedule.”
“This tournament is extremely strong, especially with the likes of Northwest Classen, who is one of the top teams in Class 5A. So for us to win games there can’t be a letdown. We need to play our best every quarter, half and game.”
What to know about Decatur:
The Eagles currently have a 10-7 record. The Eagles are scoring 52 points per game. Decatur is shooting 40% from the 3-point line. Decatur is coached by Drew Coffman. The second leading scorer is Gage Riegar who is scoring 9 points per game. This team relies on the 3 ball. The Eagles have 5 players who are shooting 35 plus percent from behind the ark. This team thrives around transition points. They are averaging 8 steals per contest. This team also grabs 28 rebounds per game. The Eagles are averaging 6 three-pointers per contest.
The Eagles got a victory against Vernon, by the score of 69-29.
The Eagles are primarily a man defense.
Decatur’s Head Coach Drew Coffman said “We are looking for more consistency from our team headed into district play. We start district next week, so we are excited to play 3 games against quality competition.”