|01/21/19 - |
DURANT — The Ada High basketball teams left Durant Tuesday night with a sweep, but according to AHS boys coach Garland Parks, the sweep was anything but clean.
The Cougars defeated the Lions 53-46, but Parks said Ada needs to clean up its act a bit.
“We must improve the stretches we go through where we are careless with the basketball and don’t execute offensively,” Parks said.
Case in point: Ada led 29-17 at halftime before Durant used a 19-5 surge in the third quarter to carry a 36-34 lead into the fourth period.
Ada (ranked No. 11 in Class 5A) responded, outscoring the Lions 19-10 over the final eight minutes to secure the victory.
Jaxson Robinson was a force on offense for the Cougars, erupting for a game-high 24 points. He sank four 3-pointers.
Trey Haves hit three triples for his nine points, while Jake Shannon followed with 7. Tanner Gilliam added five points in the paint.
Durant got a team-high 13 points from Bryson Lyday, while Dominic Wynn hit double figures with 11.
Ada, which rolled past the Lions 56-20 last week in the East Central Oklahoma Classic, improved to 8-5 on the year, while Durant dropped to 4-8.