“Turnovers can kill you in games, as we saw against Shawnee both games this year, so we need to be better taking care of the ball as we continue this run,” Jennings said.
Jennings said her team is sore after the physical battle with Victory Christian, but still focused on the task at hand.
“We are banged up and bruised, but we will be ready for Friday. I’ve told the kids all year that the game doesn’t care if you are hurt, sick, can’t make free throws, or anything else. It just doesn’t care,” she said. “We are going into next week with an attitude of getting it done. No excuses. No explanations. Just find a way.”
Ada (20-5) will play Ft. Gibson in a 4A Area Championship game at Wilburton Friday night at 6:30 pm. Ft. Gibson has been ranked No. 1 most of the year in Class 4A.
“We are really excited to be in this position,” Jennings said shortly after the Lady Cougars accepted their regional championship plaque. “We are one win away from the state tournament, which has been one of our goals this year. Winning a state championship can only happen if we go take care of business next week. Our girls are mature and understand that.”