|01/14/19 - |
In girls ECOC action, the Ada Lady Cougars never got into an offensive rhythm in a 40-33 loss to Broken Bow in a first-round contest Thursday night.
Coach Christie Jennings’ team, ranked No. 6 in Class 5A, has now dropped back-to-back games and fallen to 6-4. Ada met Northwest Classen (No. 18 in Class 5A) Friday afternoon in consolation play, while the Lady Savages advanced to a semifinal matchup with Ardmore.
The Ada girls struggled to put points on the board, were beaten badly on the boards but played well enough on defense to stay within striking distance of Broken Bow until the very end.
The Lady Cougars spotted Broken Bow an 8-0 lead to start the game. Chloe James capped that run with a fast-break bucket at the 2:29 mark of the first quarter.
Dixie Redman got Ada on the scoreboard seconds later with a 3-pointer, but she never scored again (but finished with five rebounds and four steals).
Chloe Rogers ruined a pair of small Ada runs in the second quarter with well-timed 3-point baskets. Her first triple put Broken Bow on top 16-9, and she later drained another that made it 21-14.
Ada sophomore Landyn Owens kept the Cougars close all by herself in the second period, scoring all 12 of Ada’s points in that period. Broken Bow led 23-19 at halftime.
The two teams combined for just nine total points in the third quarter (Broken Bow led 5-4), and the Lady Cougars trailed 28-23 heading to the fourth.
Ada 6-1 freshman Shayla Wofford scored on a putback with 3:16 left to get Ada within 32-29, and Owens’ coast-to-coast layup with 2:04 remaining trimmed the AHS deficit to 35-31.
However, the Cougars never got over the hump.
Broken Bow senior post player Kamryn Gentry was a big difference-maker for her team. She finished with 17 points, a whopping 20 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. As a team, Ada finished with just 23 rebounds, compared to 43 for the Lady Savages.
Broken Bow committed 28 turnovers in the contest to just 14 for the home team.
Rogers scored 13 points and hit a trio of 3-pointers for Broken Bow.
Ada got a game-high 21 points from Owens, including three triples. She also had five rebounds and seven steals.
No other player scored more than four. Owens sank eight field goals, and the rest of the Lady Cougars were a combined 4-of-29 from the floor.
Ada was also without the services of freshman starter Amaya Frizell, who suffered a knee injury during the Lady Cougars’ loss at McAlester Tuesday night.