The Ardmore High School girls team is getting closer to a win, just not   close enough to put one on that side of the ledger.



The Ardmore High School girls team is getting closer to a win, just not   close enough to put one on that side of the ledger.

On Thursday the team lost to Putnam City West 52-50, that coming on the heels of a 44-40 loss to Lawton on Wednesday. Both games were in the Ardmore Holiday Festival basketball tournament at Ardmore High School.

“Both losses were disappointing,” said Ardmore coach Harold Brown. “We were in a position to win both games and we did not do what we needed to do. We didn’t take care of the small things.”

He said the team was forcing shots, taking shots too quickly and not making free throws, and that made the difference.

In Thursday’s game the Lady Tigers missed a shot to tie the game with 14 seconds left. Gabby Agers was fouled after getting the ball back with six seconds left and hit one-of-two cut the margin to one. Putnam City West got another free throw to make the two-point margin.

Ardmore trailed 28-20 at the half, but went on a 19-6 run to take a 39-34 lead into the final quarter.

Trelynn Cohee led Ardmore with 15 points, with 12 of those coming on her four 3-pointers. Faithlyn Piggie had 10 points for the Tigers and Agers had eight.

Irish Smith led Putnam City West with 12 points and Allyson Aultman scored 11 points.

Brown hopes the two close games will give his team confidence.
“We have had four games that we could have won. It helps with confidence a little. It lets them know they can play,” he said.

The Ardmore girls JV team beat Northwest Classen 34-29 Thursday.