|03/11/20 - |
MIDWEST CITY — It was tough. It wasn’t pretty. But it doesn’t matter.
The seventh-ranked Ada Cougars clipped Cache 26-24 in a Class 4A Area Tournament slugfest Saturday night inside the J.E. Sutton Field House in Midwest City.
The consolation championship victory guaranteed Ada a spot in this week’s Class 4A State Tournament. The Cougars, who improved to 21-6 on the year, will meet No. 3 Holland Hall (23-3) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the state tournament at Deer Creek High School.
Cache ended its season at 16-12.
“They like the drama,” Ada head coach Garland Parks joked after the game.
“I thought we made some poor plays to let them back in the game, but everybody hung in there and fought through the adversity and never gave up. It shows some growth in these young men,” he said. “I’m proud of these guys.”