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January 31, 2013

Cougars overcome free-throw woes to beat Durant

Durant —  

With all of Durant’s attention focused on Ada super sophomore Cory Kilby Tuesday night, 6-foot-7-inch center David Forbes may have had his coming-out party against the host Lions.

Forbes finished arguably the best overall game of his career with 13 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots, and he was an imposing force inside the lane for the Cougars.

But Ada’s biggest block of the game came at the hands of 5-foot-10-inch sharpshooter Walker Whitworth, who is far better known for his 3-point accuracy and his ball distribution skills than his defense. Whitworth stood his ground and blocked the shot of Durant’s Jalen Harris as time expired, preserving a thrilling 46-44 road victory for the Cougars.

Durant head coach Jason Wilkerson, a former East Central University men’s basketball standout, loudly protested the final play as the officials were leaving the court — he believed Harris was fouled — but to no avail.

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