|Cougars Begin Playoffs With A Victory|
|02/25/20 - |
The Ada High School boys basketball team used a dominant defense and an efficient offense to roll past Blanchard 46-20 in a Class 4A District Tournament title game Saturday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
The seventh-ranked Cougars improved to 18-5 on the year, while the Lions dropped to 4-19.
Ada advances to a Class 4A Regional Tournament winner’s-bracket game opposite the Sulphur Bulldogs, scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday back inside the Cougar Activity Center. Sulphur (15-8) squeaked past Elgin 38-37 in another 4A title game over the weekend.
|Lady Cougars Defeat Blanchard To Win District|
|02/25/20 - |
The Ada High girls basketball team wasn’t razor-sharp against Blanchard during a Class 4A District championship contest Saturday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
Coach Christie Jennings’ club was still plenty good enough to surge past the scrappy Lady Lions, 47-34.
The 15th-ranked Lady Cougars improved to 20-4 on the year and set up an epic Class 4A Regional Tournament showdown with No. 13 Sulphur (21-3). That contest is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Ada. Blanchard fell to 13-11.
“We found a way to get it done. I’m telling you right now, Blanchard is a good basketball team and probably shouldn’t have been put in this position,” said Ada head coach Christie Jennings. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them over in the area tournament at some point.”
Jennings said nerves played a role in the Lady Cougars not getting much separation until late. Ada led just 26-20 at halftime and when Lauren Coffman scored early in the fourth period, the Lady Lions trailed 34-28.
This was the first playoff victory for all but two players on the Ada High roster.
“After the game, I was bragging on them for finishing. I told them to stand up if you just won your first playoff game, and three-fourths of the locker room stood up,” she said. “I think we were more nervous than we realized we were going to be. We let the moment be bigger than it needed to be, and our kids kind of played tight. They were tense at times. They forgot for a little while that it was supposed to be fun and to play relaxed.”
|Cougar Wrestlers Headed To East Regional|
|02/20/20 - |
The Ada High wrestling team will send nine athletes to the Class 5A East Regional Tournament, set for Friday and Saturday at Glenpool High School.
The loaded regional includes ranked teams No. 1 Collinsville, No. 2 Skiatook, No. 4 Glenpool, No. 7 Durant, No. 9 Pryor, No. 12 Claremore and No. 14 Coweta. The action begins at 11 a.m. Friday.
Ada head coach Kyle Bohannon said his squad is looking forward to the challenge.
“(Collinsville and Skiatook) have some guys that can really go wrestle. But we just have to go wrestle our matches. We can’t worry about who they are or what they’ve done in the past. We just need to show up do what we do in the wrestling room every day, and that’s go compete and wrestle hard,” he said.
|Lady Cougars Tune Up For Playoffs|
|02/19/20 - |
The Ada High girls basketball team needed a heroic putback by Tatum Havens as time was running out to defeat Seminole 48-47 in the team’s first meeting in a Jan. 17 road game. That wasn’t the Lady Cougars’ best day.
It looked like head coach Christie Jennings and her players might have circled the rematch on their calendars.
Ada dominated Seminole from start to finish this time around, rolling to a 79-36 victory at home Monday evening on Senior Night. Following the game, Ada honored seniors Cheyene Howell, Alex Hamilton and Torri Bray.
The Lady Cougars, ranked No. 15 in Class 4A, improved to 19-4 on the year and ended the regular season on a nine-game winning streak. During most of that stretch, Ada has looked like a team that is poised to make a strong playoff run.
That run starts Saturday, when the Lady Cougars host Blanchard in a Class 4A District championship. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. inside the Cougar Activity Center.
|Cougars Wrap Up The Regular Season at 18-5|
|02/19/20 - |
It was far from a masterpiece, but the Ada High boys basketball team found a way to get a win against upset-minded Seminole Monday on Senior Night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
David Johnson blocked a point-blank shot attempt by Seminole playmaker Cepado Wilkins that could have tied the game, and that helped the Cougars hold off the Chieftains for a tense 41-35 win.
Ada, ranked No. 7 in Class 4A, improved to 18-5 on the year, while Seminole left town at 13-8. The Chieftains entered the game riding a five-game win streak.
The Cougars had whipped Seminole 62-44 in a Jan. 17 road game.
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