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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Carl Albert overwhelms Indians

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  • The Plainview Indians were no match for Midwest City Carl Albert, dropping a 78-34 decision to the Titans in opening round action of the Ardmore Holiday Festival on Thursday. The Indians will play in today’s consolation bracket at 2 p.m. against the loser of the Yukon/Western Heights game. The Titans play in the winner’s bracket against that game’s winner at 8 p.m. Carl Albert (4-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 5A, lived up to its ranking by hitting 60 percent (30 of 50) of its field goal opportunities compared to just 27 percent (12 of 44) for the Indians. The Titans had a 26-18 rebounding edge and turned the ball over just 11 times compared to 20 miscues by Plainview. The Titans opened up a 21-13 lead after the first period and extended their lead to 36-21 by halftime. A huge third quarter in which Carl Albert hit all eight of its shots from the floor put the game away. The Titans outscored Plainview 22-4 in the third and took a 58-25 lead to the fourth. “Carl Albert is definitely the real deal,” Plainview coach Jeremy Stewart said. “They are well deserving of their ranking. They are tall, athletic and they play very hard. This was actually our first game to have our football players on the court. It was tough to run into the No. 2-ranked team in Class 5A right off the bat. Carl Albert proved to be too much for us tonight.” The Titans went on to outscore the Indians 20-9 in the fourth to pull away for the win. Hayden Howell led Carl Albert in scoring with 28 points. Anthony Woods and Cameron Warren chipped in nine points each for the Titans. Cash Roberts led Plainview with eight points.
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