Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Revenge is a dish best served cold. The No. 7 Ardmore Tigers decided to serve their version up with a few dunks Thursday night at home. A total of 11 players scored at least two points as the Tigers moved to 5-1 on the season with a 72-51 victory over the McAlester Buffaloes at the Ardmore High School Gymnasium. The victory was sweet for the Tigers, who were subjected to a crushing 75-57 defeat last year when McAlester came to Ardmore. There was no shortage of offense in the first quarter for the Tigers, who raced out to a commanding 14-4 lead, before taking a 27-8 advantage into the second quarter. Despite McAlester scoring 15 points in the second quarter, Ardmore had plenty left in the tank and scored 21 of its own to lead 48-23 going to the break. Following the interval, Tigers senior standout Anthony Jones turned up the excitement with a pair of thunderous dunks in front of the student section, while missing an attempted one handed slam which shook the basket. The end result didn’t change much on the scoreboard as the Tigers led 67-40 after three quarters, before finishing the game off being outscored 11-5 in the fourth quarter. Jones finished the game with 14 points followed by Dion Brown with 12 points, with Dede Coleman and Dante Roberts each scoring nine points apiece. Ardmore is off until the new year, when the Tigers will host the Callisburg Wildcats from Texas on Jan. 2 at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to the Lone Star State on Dec. 3 for a game against the Denison Yellowjackets.