Before allowing themselves to take in the big game Friday night, the Ardmore boys and girls basketball teams got back to work Thursday afternoon.

Before allowing themselves to take in the big game Friday night, the Ardmore boys and girls basketball teams got back to work Thursday afternoon.

On the opening day of the Carl Albert Festival in Midwest City, the No. 7 Lady Tigers and No. 9 Tigers went head-to-head against Heritage Hall.

Ardmore will finish up the festival today with games against Carl Albert.

Girls
Ardmore 75 Heritage Hall 27 

While most of the buzz this week has been about the Tigers football team, Sierra Gordon made a few people stand up and take notice of her performance Thursday afternoon.

Sierra finished with a game-high 31 points, as the No. 7 Lady Tigers torched the Lady Chargers from Heritage Hall with a blowout victory.

Ardmore led 22-10 after the first quarter, before taking a 36-12 lead into the locker room.

The Lady Tigers didn’t let up in the second half, outscoring Heritage Hall 39-15 down the stretch.

Amaya Gordon finished as the other Lady Tigers player in double figures as she scored 15 points.

Ahlyra Anderson scored seven points, with Reagan McCurley and Shakira Smith both adding six points.

Miyah McGee added five points in the game for the Lady Tigers. 

It’s the second year in a row the Lady Tigers have opened the season with two straight wins, and two straight games with 50 or more points. 

Boys
Heritage Hall 75 Ardmore 64 

In a rematch from last seasons Class 4A area tournament, it was the Chargers once again getting the better of Ardmore, dooming the Tigers to their second straight loss to open the season.

Heritage Hall came out strong in the first quarter, leading 18-12.

The Chargers outscored the Tigers in the second quarter 17-11, to lead 35-23 going into the break.

Ardmore couldn’t find its groove in the third quarter as the Tigers were outscored 24-15 in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter though, the Tigers managed to outscore the Chargers 26-17.

E.J. Cohee led the Tigers with 19 points followed by T. J. Hamilton with 12 points and Elijah Franks with 10 points.