|Cougar Men Completed Sweep Of Madill|
|12/16/18 - |
MADILL — The Ada Cougars overcame 11 converted 3-point shots by host Madill to register a 58-47 victory Tuesday night.
Ada, which improved to 4-2 on the season, saw four players reach double figures, led by Jake Shannon with 13, Jaxson Robinson with 11 and Jeremiah Alexander-Shaw and Tanner Gilliam with 10 apiece.
The Cougars totaled five treys on the night, as Shannon and Robinson had one each.
Cody Smith totaled eight points for the Cougars, while David Johnson and Trey Havens nailed one trey apiece.
Madill grabbed a 13-9 lead through one quarter, but Ada went on a 14-5 run in the second and took a 23-18 lead into the halftime locker room.
The Cougars then established more separation with a 16-5 third quarter to go up 39-23 heading into the fourth.
Diego Flores scored a game-best 18 points for Madill, but no other Wildcat player reached double figures. Flores drained six 3-pointers in the contest. Austin Maxey sank two 3-point shots for six points.
Ada is now idle until Tuesday, Dec. 18, when it hosts Seminole at the Cougar Activity Center.
|Cougars Finish Sweep Of McAlester|
|12/05/18 - |
Sophomore Jaxson Robinson got cooking early and the Ada High boys basketball team — ranked No. 8 in Class 5A — cruised to a 55-45 victory over McAlester in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the score might indicate.
Robinson scored 16 of his team-high 18 points in the first half to help Ada rush out to leads of 18-7 and 31-12.
The Cougars sank 7-of-11 field goals to start the game and after Cody Smith drained a 3-pointer and Trey Havens hit a long two-point shot, Ada had forged a 20-9 advantage late in the first quarter.
Robinson hit one of his four first-half, 3-point shots at the 3:13 mark of the second quarter to give Ada a 17-point lead.
The Cougars went to halftime on top 33-21.
|Jaxson Robinson Named Area's Top Freshman|
|04/15/18 - |
It’s rare these days for a freshman to crack the starting lineup for a Class 4A basketball team, and even more uncommon for a player that age to make a big impact.
Then again, Ada’s Jaxson Robinson isn’t your normal freshman.
Robinson averaged 9.2 points per game, second on the team behind scoring leader Kobe Burgess. The 6-4 playmaker also averaged just over four rebounds per outing, tops on the AHS squad, and is the 2018 Ada News All-Area Boys Freshman of the Year.
“Jaxson has unlimited potential. He struggled a little early in the year, as most freshmen do, but continued to improve throughout the season,” said Ada head coach Garland Parks. “After settling in, he did an outstanding job in every aspect of the game. He has ice in his veins as he’s not afraid of, and wants to take, the big shot.”
Robinson shot a team-leading 41.8 percent from the 3-point stripe and handed out 57 assists.
The talented athlete gave fans a sign of things to come when he scored 50 points in a game as an eighth-grader.
He and Burgess are expected to give the Cougars a tough 1-2 punch next season.
|No. 1 Kingfisher Holds Off Ada|
|03/10/18 - |
EDMOND — The 19th-ranked Ada boys basketball team had juggernaut Kingfisher wobbly for most of their Class 4A State Tournament showdown Thursday night at Deer Creek High School.
However, the Yellowjackets absorbed some of Ada’s best shots and held the Cougars scoreless over the final 4:16 of the game to rally for a 50-45 win.
No. 1 Kingfisher has now won 33 straight games dating back to last year’s state championship run, and its quest for a repeat marches on at 27-0. The Cougars end their season at 21-8.
|Cougars Cook The Elks|
WASHINGTON — The 19th-ranked Ada Cougars shot a sizzling 75.9 percent from the field and scorched No. 17 Elk City 54-39 Friday in a Class 4A Area Tournament consolation contest hosted by Washington High School.
The Cougars led just 31-28 at halftime and still led just 33-32 after Trent Lewallen drove to the basket and scored with just over six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
However, Ada would follow with a game-changing 15-0 surge that carried into the fourth period to put the game out of reach.
Cody Smith hit a 3-pointer and two layups during the stretch Jake Shannon knocked down a triple, Sam Godwin scored a basket in the paint and Tanner Gilliam capped the run with a conventional three-point play to start the fourth quarter that pushed the AHS lead to 48-32 with 6:02 left.
“We’ve been preaching exercising patience on offense, and we were today. When we do that, we can get good shots. We have a lot of guys that can do things offensively if we’re patient enough to let that happen,” said Ada head coach Garland Parks.
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