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BASKETBALL: Dibble boys, Lexington girls win GCT consolation crowns

Jan. 21—Two basketball teams captured consolation titles.

The final day of the Grady County Tournament took place in Alex on Saturday and began with the consolation championship games making up the first two games of the day. In the end, the Lexington Lady Bulldogs and Dibble Demons earned wins in those games to claim the consolation titles and leave the tournament with a pair of wins apiece.

Lexington needed overtime to pick up a 43-42 OT win over the Verden Lady Tigers. Dibble defeated Verden in a low-scoring game, picking up a 32-26 victory.

Girls

After losing to Dibble in the opening round of the tournament, Lexington came back and defeated Rush Springs to secure a spot in the consolation championship. Verden bounced back from a loss to Alex by picking up a win over Ninnekah.

The Lady Bulldogs went to halftime with a 20-13 lead over Verden, but Verden clawed its way back. Verden outscored Lexington 26-19 in the third and fourth quarters to send the game to overtime in a 39-39 tie.

In OT, Lexington outscored Verden 4-3 to pick up the win. Abby Sample delivered a big game for the Lady Bulldogs.

Boys

Dibble defeated Alex after opening the tournament with a loss to Lexington. Verden picked up a win over Rush Springs after losing to Ninnekah in the opening round.

The biggest scoring difference between the two teams came in the first quarter. Dibble and Verden played even with each other in the second and third quarters before Dibble outscored Verden by a point in the fourth quarter.

Dibble held Verden to just two points in the first quarter, scoring seven of its own to lead by five. Both teams scored 17 points over the next two periods before Dibble won the fourth quarter 8-7.

Plenty of players scored for the Demons, though Blake Creswell turned out to be a leading contributor.