MIDWEST CITY — If the Tigers play like they played Thursday night at the Titan Classic this afternoon, they may very well knock off Millwood in their 1 p.m. consolation-round matchup at Carl Albert High School.
However, Thursday night against Class 6A Norman High, it wasn’t nearly good enough against an opposing band of Tigers that played very well.
Ardmore’s 62-45 setback — its first loss in four games — came down to two quarters, the second and third.
In those frames, NHS committed two turnovers, total, while Ardmore committed six in the second and five in the third.
The score was 11-9 NHS after a quarter, 27-17 after two and 50-29 after three.
Chris Loftis was the Tigers’ best player, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds, team-high totals in both categories.
Jamal Clark added nine points while Berto Sanchez and Braeden Vance both netted six in the first half and both went scoreless afterward.
The clean game NHS played — just six turnovers total — led to an extremely balanced scoreline.
Keyante Johnson and Brandis Fender both led the victors with 11 points. Four of their teammates scored at least six.
The loss dropped Ardmore to 7-8 on the season. NHS improved to 8-5.