It could have been more but Ardmore won two of three games to place third in the three-day ConocoPhillips Arvest Invitational in Bartlesville.
Ardmore led wire-to-wire to earn a 58-47 victory over Bixby in the third-place game Saturday. Bixby cut the deficit to five points in the third quarter but Ardmore regained a double-digit lead in the fourth.
Marvin Johnson, who was named to the All-Tournament Team, led all Tigers in scoring with 25 points. Braeden Vance contributed 11 points. Berto Sanchez, who Ardmore coach Mark Wilson said played “solid” throughout the tournament, finished with eight points.
“The things we did wrong Friday, we did a much better job of Saturday,” Wilson said.
Ardmore 58: Marvin Johnson 25, Braeden Vance 11, Berto Sanchez 8, Carlos Coppage 6, Chris Loftis 6, Keavveon Wilson 2, Tay Swindall
Ardmore 9-16, Bixby 5-9
Ardmore 3 (Coppage 2, Johnson), Bixby 4
Bartlesville 64, Ardmore 61
The Tigers' victory over Bixby came one night after Ardmore couldn’t hang on to a nine-point lead with two and a half minutes remaining in a 64-61 loss to host Bartlesville in Friday’s semifinal.
Bartlesville scored 27 points and made six of its nine 3-pointers in the fourth quarter after Ardmore had limited the Bruins to 37 points during the first three.
“Anything that they did was right and anything that we did was bad,” Wilson said. “It was a complete meltdown. We made bad decisions and took bad shots.”
Johnson was one of two Tigers in double figures, leading all Ardmore scorers with 16 points. Sanchez chipped in 10 points.
Ardmore 61: Johnson 16, Loftis 11, Sanchez 10, Coppage 8, Jaylin Miller 7, Quintarrus Cohee 3, Juwuan Miller 2, Vance 2
Ardmore 10-14, Bartlesville 11-15
Ardmore 7 (Coppage 2, Loftis 2, Cohee, Johnson, Jaylin Miller), Bartlesville 9
Ardmore 74, Enid 64
Coppage shot well from behind the 3-point line and was also aggressive in getting to the free-throw line Friday as he scored 27 points to lead Ardmore to a 74-64 win over Enid in the opening round of the tournament Thursday night.
Coppage made three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished 10 of 12 at the free-throw line.
“He shot the ball really, really well,” Wilson said. “He played well the whole weekend. He missed his first two shots but made his last 10.”
Ardmore 74: Coppage 27, Johnson 13, Sanchez 12, Loftis 7, Swindall 7, Cohee 3, Jawuan Miller 2, Vance 2, Jaylin Miller
Ardmore 9 (Coppage 5, Cohee, Johnson, Loftis, Swindall)