One could have forgiven the Ardmore Lady Tigers for being out of their element Tuesday night, despite playing at home.

One could have forgiven the Ardmore Lady Tigers for being out of their element Tuesday night, despite playing at home.

The contest against the No. 18 Carl Albert Lady Titans was the first game played at the Ardmore High School Gymnasium since Jan. 29, and only the second second Dec. 29 during the Holiday Festival.

However, despite the long stint away from home, the No. 1 Lady Tigers showed no signs of rust as they were easily able to sweep aside Carl Albert 62-32, moving them to 20-1 on the season on Pink Out night. 

Sierra and Amaya Gordon led the way with 15 points apiece, despite the Lady Tigers not being at full strength due to a recent battle with the flu, which had left the team in less than perfect shape.

“It’s hard playing when we’re not fully back yet,” Ardmore coach Debra Manley said. “We did what we had to do and got it done, despite it not being our best game. It’s more comfortable playing at home, and we appreciate all the support we had tonight.”

Ardmore came out strong in the first
quarter with 23 points, while holding the Lady Titans to just 12.

The Lady Tigers kept up their pressure before halftime, outscoring Carl Albert 13-10 to lead 36-22 going to the locker room.

In the third quarter, the Lady Tigers began to pull away with a 13-4 run, before finishing the game off strong with a 13-7 frame in the fourth.

Shakira Smith added nine points for the Lady Tigers, with Reagan McCurley scoring eight, Miyah McGee scoring seven and Tieronay Banks adding six points.

Ardmore will finish the regular season at home Friday night against No. 10 Lawton MacArthur beginning at 6:30 p.m. for Senior Night.