Early in the season, tough competition isn’t uncommon for the Ardmore basketball teams.

Early in the season, tough competition isn’t uncommon for the Ardmore basketball teams. 

Friday afternoon, the Tigers and Lady Tigers finished up play at the Carl Albert Festival, with the Lady Tigers taking on the OKC Storm, while the Tigers took on the host Titans.

 Girls

Ardmore 67
OKC Storm 55

Offense has been at a premium this season for the No. 5 Lady Tigers.

Through two games , Ardmore has managed to score 50 or more against the opposition.

Their strong trend continued on Friday as the Lady Tigers moved to 3-0 on the season with a 12-point victory over the OKC Storm.

AHS didn’t get off to the best of starts however, as the Lady Tigers struggled in the first, falling behind 23-8.

Before the halftime break, the offense woke up as the Lady Tigers managed to score 18 points, but the Storm added 17 of their own for a 40-26 advantage going into halftime.

Following the break, the Lady Tigers made sure to keep up the pressure and managed to go on a 17-11 run in the third quarter to close the gap to 51-43 going into the fourth quarter.

Ardmore sealed the victory with a commanding 24-4 run to close out the game.

J’Sade’s Ainsworth led the Lady Tigers with 28 points, followed by Amaya Gordon with 17 points. 

Sierra Gordon added nine points for Ardmore, with Miyah McGee scoring seven points. 

The Lady Tigers will take a short break and be back in action Dec. 12 on the road against Durant. 

Boys

Carl Albert 54
Ardmore 49

The No. 3 Ardmore Tigers nearly pulled off what would have been a second straight top-five victory in two days on Friday afternoon.

However, Class 5A’s No. 3 team was in no mood to let an upset happen as the host Titans used a strong fourth quarter to hand the Tigers their first defeat of the season.

Ardmore came out strong and managed to hold a 12-10 lead after the first quarter.

The Tigers were outscored by Carl Albert 15-14 before halftime, but managed to keep a slim 26-25 advantage.

Following the interval, the Tigers came out in the third and went on a 16-13 run giving them some breathing room at 42-38 going into the fourth quarter.

However, the Titans managed to close out the game with a 16-7 fourth quarter to claim the win.

Jamal Clark led the Tigers with 18 points followed by Berto Sanchez with 14 points.

Braeden Vance scored five points, with Shrodric McGee adding four points.

Mason Harrell led all scorers for the Titans with 33 points. 

Ardmore (2-1) will be back in action Friday night Dec. 8 against the Gainesville (Texas) Leopards at home.

The Tigers will then travel to Durant on Dec. 12, before taking on McAlester High School.

The Tigers will return home Dec. 28 for the Ardmore Holiday Classic Tournament.