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January 23, 2014

Ada teams sweep past Durant

Ada — The Class 4A sixth-ranked Ada Lady Cougars knocked down nine 3-pointers and shot 54 percent from the field in rolling to a 69-32 rout of Durant Tuesday night at the Ada Cougar Activity Center.

Aaliyah Blakley posted a double-double with 15 points, including one 3-pointer, and 10 rebounds to go with four steals and four assists for the Lady Cougars, who improved to 12-3.

Joining Blakley in double figures for Ada was Olivia Wells with 11 points as Ada connected on 58 percent of its close-range shots and was 47 percent (9-of-19) from 3-point territory.

“We finally got good minutes out of all 15 players. I thought our older group really set the tone in the first half,” said Ada Head Coach Christie Jennings. “We played solid defense and shot a decent percentage. Our younger group is getting more relaxed in varsity situations. I thought they played really composed in the second half.”

Haley Dean added nine points, three steals and four assists for the Lady Cougars and Meneé Thomsen tossed in six points on a pair of treys, to go with three steals and three assists. Mckenzie Dean and Sami Jewett also finished with six points each for Ada. Jewett also connected for a pair of 3-pointers.

Markesiha Black registered four steals and three assists to go with her four points.

The Lady Cougars established control early, taking a 22-5 advantage after one quarter and coasting to a 34-19 halftime cushion. Ada then outscored the Lady Lions by 19-5 and 16-8 margins in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.

Cierra Taylor paced Durant (2-8) with 13 points.

The next action for the Lady Cougars (12-3) will be Tuesday at home against Madill at 6:30 p.m.

BOYS

Ada 41, Durant 40

Cory Kilby hit a jumper in the lane with 3.9 seconds left that proved to be the difference. The Lions got off a long 3-pointer at the buzzer that bounced off the rim.

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