|01/14/19 - |
The Ada High School boys basketball team got off to a blazing start against Durant before coasting to a 56-20 victory over the Lions Thursday night in the first round of the 2019 East Central Oklahoma Classic.
Ada, ranked No. 13 in Class 5A, improved to 7-3 on the year, while Durant dropped to 3-6.
The Cougars were scheduled to meet Class 4A No. 13 Broken Bow late Friday night in the semifinals. Today’s consolation play begins at 11:30 a.m. in the boys bracket and concludes with the 8:30 p.m. championship game.
To say the Ada boys were hot to start the game would be an understatement. The Cougars hit 10 of their first 13 shots and got 3-pointers from Trey Havens, Jaxson Robinson and Jake Shannon. After the first-quarter dust had settled, the Cougars had quickly built a 23-0 lead.
Durant broke the streak when Dominic Wynn got a steal and layup at the 6:01 mark of the second quarter.
The pace slowed down from there. The Cougars outscored Durant 20-14 over the next two quarters before ending the game on a 13-6 run.
Robinson led the Ada charge with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Jake Shannon scored 11 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and had three steals.
Kaden Cooper scored 10 points off the bench, went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line and also had six rebounds and two steals. Cody Smith finished with six points, three rebounds, three steals, four assists and a number of deflections for the hosts.
Tanner Gilliam also had seven rebounds and helped Ada win the battle of the boards 44-31.
Ada shot 22-of-46 (47.8 percent) from the field, compared to a 5-of-37 (13.5 percent) outing for the Lions.
Cody Garlington scored seven points off the bench to lead the way for Durant.