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On to the Big House!
Brackets Just Released
Thursday, March 13
Ada vs. Anadarko
2:00 PM @ The State Fairgrounds Arena
The winner of the Ada vs. Anadarko game will play either Mt. Saint Mary or Harrah on Friday at the Fairgrounds @ 1:30 PM. The finals will also be played at the Fairgrounds at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 15th.
The Ada Lady Cougars rolled into Friday night’s area championship game holding opponents to less than 32 points per game in the playoffs. Fort Gibson was averaging 67 ppg in its impressive playoff run.
When push came to shove for the area championship with a state tournament trip on the line, it was Ada’s defense that prevailed.
The fifth-ranked Lady Cougars upset the top-ranked Lady Tigers 33-30 in an overtime thriller to punch their ticket to this week’s Class 4A State Tournament.
Ada, which will be making its first trip to state since 2006, advanced with a 21-5 record while a stunned Fort Gibson team saw its season-long 26-game winning streak come to a crashing halt.
Fort Gibson had scored at least 50 points in 25 of its first 26 games.
“We came in the game with a mindset of whoever executed their game plan the most would win,” said Ada head coach Christie Jennings moments after leading her Lady Cougars to the state tournament. “Our defense did exactly what we had planned all week. We fought hard for every possession and it paid off. Our defense was as good as I have seen it all year long.”