|02/03/19 - |
In the boys game, Harrah couldn’t find a way to slow down Jackson Robinson, who erupted for a season-high 30 points in Ada’s 54-37 win.
The Cougars, No. 12 in Class 5A, got back over the .500 mark at 10-9, while the Panthers fell to 4-14.
Robinson scored on seemingly effortless drives to the basket, sank four 3-pointers and sank 13-of-19 field goals. His big night also included six rebounds and three blocked shots.
“He shot it well. They gave him space and when you do that, he’s deadly,” said Ada head coach Garland Parks.
The Cougars’ last four games — three of them losses — had been decided by six or fewer points. Parks said a 15-point win might be just what the doctor ordered.
“It was good to get a win — one that didn’t come down to the final play,” he said with a laugh. “We needed a win like this. We need to get some confidence before it’s time for the playoffs.
Ada used a 10-0 run to end the first quarter and start the second to build an early 24-10 lead. That surge was capped by a baseline drive by Cody Smith and a basket inside by Tyler Gilliam.
The Cougar led 29-16 at halftime after shooting 13-of-21 (61.9 percent) from the field.
Ada led 41-29 after three quarters and after a Jake Shannon putback at the 5:35 mark of the fourth period, the AHS lead had ballooned to 48-31.
No other player joined Robinson with double figures. Trey Havens hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points, while Smith and Gilliam added six points each.
Nolan Fox led Harrah with 18 points, while Jeff Roberson followed with nine.
Parks would like to see the Cougars get on a roll before diving into the Class 5A Boys West Area that includes No. 2 Del City, No. 3 El Reno, No. 6 Lawton Eisnehower, No. 8 Lawton Mac, No. 16 Piedmont, No. 19 Duncan and No. 20 Noble.
“We definitely fell on the tough side. We certainly have our work cut out for us. These next couple of weeks we have to make some strides and get better,” Parks said.