|Ada girls clamp down on Durant|
|01/18/18 - |
The Ada Lady Cougars pitched a first-quarter shutout en route to a 34-18 win over Durant Tuesday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
The Lady Cougars snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 5-8 on the year, while Durant left town at 2-11.
The Lady Lions went 0-for-4 from the field and had nine turnovers in the scoreless first quarter.
Madi Keel hit a 3-pointer for Durant to open the second quarter, but the Lady Cougars used a 13-0 burst to push their lead to 21-3 and the rout was on. A Lillie Speed 3-pointer got that run started. Kaley Watkins and Landyn Owens then scored four points each before Kortni McNutt sank two free throws at the 1:38 mark to end the AHS volley.
Ada led 21-7 at halftime, limiting Durant to 2-of-11 shooting (18.1 percent) through two quarters.
“We played pretty good on defense. We switched it up and ran a bunch of different stuff,” said Ada head coach Christie Jennings.
|Cougars dispose of visiting DHS Lions|
|01/18/18 - |
The Ada Cougars did just about what they needed to do to secure a 40-30 win over Durant Tuesday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
Unfortunately, they did a lot of it without junior playmaker Kobe Burgess, who left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and didn’t return. At halftime, he sat on the end of the Ada bench with his foot propped up and iced down.
First-year Ada head coach Garland Parks didn’t want to speculate about how serious the ankle injury was.
“I’m not really sure right now. He’s going to ice it tonight and come in tomorrow morning and let the trainer evaluate it,” Parks said.
Ada improved to 8-5 on the year, while Durant slid to 1-11.
|Cougars Defeat McAlester|
|01/11/18 - |
The Ada Cougars committed 23 turnovers and shot 44 percent from the free-throw line against archrival McAlester Tuesday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
While not the best recipe for success, the Cougars overcome those obstacles and defeated the Buffaloes 53-42.
Ada, ranked No. 18 in Class 4A, improved to 7-4 on the year, while McAlester left town at 1-11.
First-year Ada head coach Garland Parks said, while pleased with the victory, the Cougars must clean up their act moving forward.
“We struggled in both of those areas. We have to do a better job. I’ve stressed to those guys that we have to take care of the basketball. We have to take advantage of the opportunities we have at the free-throw line, or we won’t beat good teams,” Parks said. “But wins are always better than losses. Hopefully, we can learn from it.”
|McAlester Defeats Lady Cougars|
The good news for the Ada Lady Cougars: they overcame an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime against old rival McAlester Tuesday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
The bad news: The Lady Cougars scored the first point in the OT session and never scored again in a 42-37 loss to the Lady Buffaloes.
Ada had now lost three in a row to fall to 4-7 on the year, while McAlester improved to 5-7.
|Lady Cougars Fall To Lawton|
|01/09/18 - |
The Ada High girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start and dropped a 56-43 decision to Class 6A Lawton Saturday evening in the third-place game of the East Central Oklahoma Classic.
The Lady Cougars dropped to 4-6 on the year, while Lawton improved to 3-5.
Ada made just 2-of-13 shots to start the game and trailed 15-5 after Lawton’s Tyeshia Anderson scored on a fast break early in the second quarter.
Later in the quarter, Lawton’s Shakyra Sadler hit a jumper in the lane to put the Lady Wolverines on top 25-9. Lawton carried a 26-12 lead into the halftime break.
Ada freshman Landyn Owens, who was scoreless in the first half, scored seven points in an 8-2 AHS surge to start the third period. Her 3-pointer at the 5:36 mark got the Lady Cougars within 28-20. She finished with 16 points to pace the Ada offense and was named to the East Central Oklahoma Classic All-Tournament team.
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