For three quarters Tuesday night, it looked like the Ardmore Tigers might be able to pull off an upset against the No. 6 Carl Albert Titans.

For three quarters Tuesday night, it looked like the Ardmore Tigers might be able to pull off an upset against the No. 6 Carl Albert Titans.

Unfortunately, basketball is a four quarter game, and the Titans saved their best for down the stretch.

A 37-point fourth quarter by Carl Albert dashed any hopes of a potential upset, as the Tigers were downed on Pink Out night by a score of 77-46 at the Ardmore High School Gymnasium.

In the first quarter, the Tigers managed to stay within striking distance, closing the deficit to eight points at 18-10 with 14 seconds left to keep it close going to the second.

Less than four minutes into the second quarter, the Tigers really began to make life difficult for the Tians, getting to within one point at 18-17 with 4:36 remaining before halftime.

However, the Tigers never took the lead as Carl Albert finished the first half on a 9-5 run to lead 29-22 going to the locker room.

As the third quarter began, hopes of a potential upset once again sprang up.

Ardmore got to within two points at 27-25 with 7:23 left in the third, and again at 29-27 with 4:46 left in the quarter.

Heading to the fourth, the Tigers were well within a potential run  down just seven points at 40-33.

But, the Titans closed out the game strong down the stretch holding the Tigers to just 13 points while exploding for 37 of their own.

Elijah Franks led the Tigers with 16 points in the game followed by Mylic Ritche with 14 points.

Ardmore will finish the regular season Friday night at home against Lawton MacArthur beginning at 8 p.m.