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March 1, 2013

Ada boys avoid upset by Madill

Chickasha —  

Things looked dicey for the Ada boys after Madill’s Kéven Davis hit a 3-pointer  with 3:03 left in the game to tie the score at 46-all. It was the 10th tie score of the game.

It didn’t look like the Cougars would be able to shake the upset-minded Wildcats.

But Madill’s shots stopped falling down the stretch and the Cougars finished the game with an impressive 12-2 run and defeated the Wildcats 58-48 in a Class 4A Area Tournament elimination game Thursday afternoon inside the Chickasha Activity Center.

“Like I told them, some of our games I feel like I had my head under water the whole time. Today, my head was underwater. It was just a straw sticking out,” Ada head coach Ron Anderson said following the game. “We played a little ugly, but you know what at this time and on this stage, it doesn’t matter as long as you advance.”

Madill led by five at 17-12 after Hunter Chapa hit a triple from the corner with six and a half minutes to go in the second quarter. 

David Forbes started an 8-0 Ada run with a 3-pointer before Easton Pingleton took over. He scored on a strong baseline move and then hit a trey of his own to put the Cougars ahead 20-17.

The game then went back and forth from there and Chapa’s second 3-pointer of the quarter in the closing seconds knotted the score at 27-27 at the break.

“We had to crack a whip on them a little bit at halftime to get them to understand that this was all about effort. We were getting shots and contesting most everything. I just thought it was just a lack of effort,” Anderson said.

Ada, ranked No. 17 with a 17-10 record, stays alive to face the Tecumseh-Blanchard winner while Madill is finished at 16-8. The Cougars will either plays the fifth-ranked Savages for the fifth time this season or a 10th-ranked Blanchard club that is less than 20 miles away from the Chickasha gym. 

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