- Ada, Oklahoma

Local Sports

February 7, 2013

Ada 3-pointers bury Lady Buffs

Ada —  

Bombs away.

That was the theme of the night for the Ada Lady Cougars, who shot their way past arch-rival McAlester 58-33 Tuesday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.

Ada, ranked No. 18 in Class 4A, improved to 13-7 on the year, while McAlester — No. 17 in Class 5A — left town at 8-10.

During a January road matchup with McAlester, Ada junior Aaliyah Blakley had scorched the Lady Buffaloes for a season-best 30 points in the Lady Cougars’ 44-30 victory.

Tuesday night, McAlester was bound and determined to keep that from happening again, running a box-and-1 defense against Blakley and double-teaming her every chance they got. Blakley scored just six points in each half and attempted just two field goals in the paint during the first two quarters combined. But McAlester’s focus on Ada’s post player left the rest of her teammates open for most of the game, and they all had the green light to fire away from 3-point territory.

The Lady Buffs trailed just 11-10 after Kaleisha Johnson ended the first quarter with a steal and layup and hit a jumper to start the second. However, Ada sank three of its six first-half 3-pointers during a 13-0 run that followed that put Ada on top 24-10.

Read more in The Ada News. Call 580-332-4433 to subscribe today!


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • New man on campus ECU hires Cole as new women's basketball coach

    The East Central University athletics department has announced the hiring of Matt Cole as the new head women’s basketball coach. The announcment came via e-mail Monday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reed, Roff blank Sulphur Local Baseball & Softball Capsules

    April 16, 2014

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • East Central Spring Sports Roundup

    The East Central University baseball team gave its seniors a great memory for Senior Day, earning a 6-5 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State in the ninth inning to claim the Great American Conference series 2-1 Saturday at Tiger Field.

    April 16, 2014

  • Baseball and Softball Capsules

    April 12, 2014

    April 16, 2014

  • Cougs continue to win Ada stretches win streak to seven

    Gabe Simons jump-started the Ada offense with his three-run homer to left field in the bottom of the second before the Cougars pushed across six more runs in the bottom of the fourth, sending Sulphur packing 9-1 Thursday evening at Cougar Field.


    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Momma said there'd be days like this

    Sometimes you just have to chalk it up as one of those days. There are those moments — and in this case, games — that just don’t go your way.


    April 16, 2014

  • Whitworth resets Ada's 3-point record

    As senior Walker Whitworth was bombing in the final five 3-point shots of his remarkable Ada High career, he was resetting the school’s triples record at 151. Across the way at the A-Town Barber Shop, barber Erick Gray did not even know he owned the record of 146, much less that someone was breaking it. 


    April 16, 2014

  • Mengwasser helps ECU slam Southwestern ECU softball team earns spot in GAC Tournament

    The East Central University softball team clinched a spot in the 2014 Great American Conference Tournament with a sweep of Southwestern Oklahoma State Saturday in Weatherford. The Lady Tigers (25-20, 17-15 GAC) first defeated the Bulldogs (11-33, 7-25 GAC) 9-7 and then 9-0 in five innings in the second day of the series.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • First place Byng tennis teams capture pair of titles in Norman

    The Byng High School girls tennis team captured a team title while the Byng boys tied for first as the Lady Pirates and Pirates played in the Norman Tournament on Monday.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Snow angels Lady Cougars play in the snow

    The inexperienced Ada High girls golf team battled some of the top teams in the state, a challenging Greens Country Club, cold weather and snow at the Putnam City North Tournament on Monday.


    April 16, 2014 1 Photo