- Ada, Oklahoma


November 21, 2013

Vanoss makes wishes come true


Vanoss —


Vanoss 42, Tupelo 24

The Lady Tigers never got untracked offensively, as Vanoss raced to first-half leads of 11-2 and 23-9. 

Kurston Chamberlain drained a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to get Tupelo within 23-12 at the break.

“I was proud of the intensity and effort we came out with. Overall, it was a good win at home to improve to 3-0 in our conference,” Snow said.

The Lady Tigers never got closer than nine in the third quarter, as Vanoss used a 13-7 run to take a 36-19 lead into the final period.

Snow was especially proud of his team’s 41-27 rebounding edge, led by Caylin Ballard with eight. Toni Prince added seven rebounds to go with nine points.

“I thought we played well defensively. We are rebounding much better and have started understanding how to get in good position as soon as a shot goes up,” he said. 

VHS guard Crystal Frederick scored on several drives to the basket and hit both of her 3-point attempts to finish with a game-high 12 points.

Phylisha Chamberlain finished with nine points, six rebounds and four steals to pace Tupelo’s team.

A whopping 13 "jump balls" were called in the game, and the two teams combined for 42 turnovers.

Snow knows his team is in for a tough matchup when a talented Latta girls team visits next Tuesday.

“We are going to have to play really good defense, limit them to one shot and block out. If we turn the ball over, it won’t be pretty. Latta is a good fundamental team, and they don’t beat themselves,” he said. “Latta will be the best team we have played so far. It’s going to be a tough one, but it’s games like these that prepare you for the post season.”

Meanwhile, both Tupelo teams travel to Stonewall Friday night.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • One Strike and Out Braves lose game, pitcher, coach

    Assistant coach Seth Tinsley knew the Ada Braves would have to be at the top of their game to gain a victory over the perennial American Legion powerhouse Midwest City Outlaws.


    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Erik Solberg East Central names assistant soccer coach

    East Central University head soccer coach Riley Bailey has announced the addition of Erik Solberg to assist with the coaching duties starting in the 2014 season.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Street Stock crash Oklahoma Sports Park

    July 24

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OU football: It's never been like this

    It’s hard to remember how many columns like this one have filled the pages through the years. Has to be at least, oh, seven or eight.


    July 24, 2014

  • One of the favorites Big 12 football talking Final Four

    Never have the words “Final Four” been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days, the College Football Playoff was the hot topic. On Dec. 7, the 12-member panel will announce the best four teams, and thus begins the semifinal for a national title.


    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • One of the favorites OCRS sprint cars returning to Oklahoma Sports Park

    This Saturday will find the action packed sprint cars of the Oil Capital Racing Series making their second of three 2014 visits to the 4/10-mile oval of the Oklahoma Sports Park.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Big 12 commish issues warnings Big 12 commish issues warnings

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.


    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Girl's best friend Sports Briefs

    July 22

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Looks like Kobe, Tiger no longer impact players

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant apparently isn’t fond of having to travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder.


    July 22, 2014

  • Vanoss physicals set for July 31 in gym

    Athletes at Vanoss Public Schools entering grades 5-12 can take physical exams from 4-6 p.m. July 31 in the gymnasium.

    July 21, 2014