DURANT — Despite having a 10-day layoff between games, the No. 2 Ardmore Lady Tigers certainly shook off what little rust there was Tuesday night in their first game of 2019.

DURANT — Despite having a 10-day layoff between games, the No. 2 Ardmore Lady Tigers certainly shook off what little rust there was Tuesday night in their first game of 2019.

Three players scored in double figures as Ardmore moved to 10-0 with a 56-18 victory over the Durant Lady Lions at the Durant High School Gymnasium.

Ardmore will be back in action Thursday at the Chickasaw Nation East Central Classic tournament in Ada, where the Lady Tigers will face No. 16 Northwest Classen in the opening round at 4 p.m. at Ada High School. 

Tiona Cohee and Reagan McCurley combined for 19 points on the night with Cohee scoring eight and McCurley putting in 11 points.

“Both of those girls (Reagan and Tiona) have been getting a lot of good minutes these last few games,” Ardmore coach Debra Manley said. “They are really coming on. We’ve just got to keep chipping away with them so that when we get to the playoffs they are a force for us.”

“We’re just trying to take it one day at a time right now,” Manley added. “It’s hard being off for 10-days and then having to jump right back into things like this. We’re just going to try and get better at something everyday.”

Durant’s brightest moment of the game came with a 2-0 lead 1:10 into the first quarter.

When the Lady Tigers gained the lead at 4-2 at the 3:48 mark, the party was over for the ladies in red and blue.

Ardmore finished the first quarter with a 10-2 lead, before holding the Lady Lions to just seven points before halftime, resulting in a commanding 31-9 advantage.

The Lady Tigers defense was once again stealing the show in the third quarter as Durant was held to just three points, while Ardmore expanded its lead to 43-12.

Down the stretch, the Lady Tigers outscored Durant 13-6 to finish the game.

Sierra Gordon led Ardmore with 12 points on the night, followed by Amaya Gordon with 11 points.

Tieronay Banks added seven with Shakira Smith scoring five points.