A slice of revenge
In February of last year, the Lawton MacArthur Lady Highlanders stormed into the Ardmore Gymnasium and stunned the then No. 1 ranked Lady Tigers, ruining Senior Night.
Friday night, the currently ranked No. 3 Ardmore Lady Tigers showed they not only didn’t forget about that loss, but that they have moved on in spades.
Ardmore had three players in double figures as the Lady Tigers moved to 16-3 on the season with a 53-36 victory over No. 8 Lawton MacArthur.
“We knew Mac was going to be a physical team and they played like one,” Ardmore coach Debra Manley said. “Our biggest thing is doing the little things right, and that’s what we did tonight. So many players had such a great game out there tonight. If we’re going to be successful then we need to keep doing the little things right.”
Ardmore stormed out of the gate with an early 4-0 run in the first quarter.
MacArthur scored to make it a 4-2 contest, before the Lady Tigers went on another run, this time a 7-0 version to lead 11-2 at the 4:46 mark of the first.
The Lady Highlanders pulled to within five points at 11-6 at the 2:55 mark of the first quarter, but another run by the Lady Tigers gave them what seemed to be a comfortable 19-6 advantage going to the second.
Ardmore’s defense combined with ice cold shooting from Lawton MacArthur kept the Lady Highlanders off the board in the second quarter.
The Lady Tigers managed to take full advantage and led 27-6 going to the break.
However, MacArthur found its groove on offense in the third quarter scoring 10 points to make it 42-16 going to the fourth.
Ardmore had its lowest offensive quarter in the fourth with 11 points while the Lady Highlanders scored 20 points.
Reagan McCurley Miyah McGee led the way for Ardmore with 13 points apiece followed by Tiona Cohee with 10 points. Amaya Gordon added nine points with Shakira Smith scoring six points with Khalayah Willis putting in two points.
Ardmore is on the road for a pair of games next week beginning on Tuesday night at Duncan, followed by a Friday night contest against McAlester.