Ada girls hold off Heritage Hall

LANDYN OWENS

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ada freshman Landyn Owens drove to the basket and scored with just over a minute to play to put the Lady Cougars ahead for good in a tense 48-45 road win over Heritage Hall Tuesday night.

Ada trailed 45-44 before Owens strong move to the basket. She finished with nine points in her Lady Cougar varsity debut.

Mikayla Emarthle scored a team-best 19, including a layup after an inbounds pass in the closing seconds to help seal the win. Kaley Watkins also scored nine points for Ada.

The Lady Cougars led 28-25 at halftime after a Heritage Hall player sank a 3-pointer from midcourt at the buzzer.

In the boys contest, the cold-shooting Cougars (No. 8 in Class 4A) couldn't keep pace with Heritage Hall (No. 9 in Class 4A) in a 64-37 loss.

Kobe Burgess scored 11 to lead the Ada offense. The Cougars started the contest by going 2-of-25 (eight percent) from the field and trailed 26-7 at halftime.

No other information about these contests was received by press time.

Both Ada teams will compete in the 2017 Southern Oklahoma Invitational in Duncan this weekend.

The Cougars meet Lawton MacArthur at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and the Lady Cougars will follow by battling host Duncan at 7 p.m.

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Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.