|01/27/20 - It wasn’t the greatest of starts for the Ada High basketball teams Thursday at the 2020 Ortho “Sweet Pea” Curtis Invitational in Newcastle.
In a girls first-round game, Ada led 40-38 at the 4:01 mark of the third period before Edmond Santa Fe finally took over in a 70-55 loss to the Lady Wolves.
Ada, No. 15 in Class 4A, dipped to 11-4, while Class 6A No. 20 Santa Fe improved to 7-7.
da led 18-16 early and trailed just 34-33 at halftime. The Lady Cougars were on top by two midway through the third quarter. However, the Lady Wolves scored the final six points of the period to grab a 55-44 lead heading into the final frame.
A 7-2 Santa Fe surge to open the fourth period put the Lady Wolves on top, 62-47, with 5:29 left.
“We played really good for two and a half quarters. The physicality of the game took its toll on us in the second half. We got in foul trouble, and it went downhill from there,” said Ada girls coach Christie Jennings.
Landyn Owens led the Ada girls with 21 — 15 of which came in the first half. Tatum Havens hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 for the locals. Shayla Wofford and Amaya Frizzell added seven points apiece. Owens and Wofford fouled out of the contest.
Ahoneste Walker scored a game-best 21 points for Edmond Santa Fe. Kaylee Nero followed with 18, including 14 over the final two frames.