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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Wolves, Lady Wolves take doubleheader from host Ada

  • Shawnee reaped a doubleheader on the road Friday, beginning with Class 5A’s top-ranked Lady Wolves taking out 4A’s No. 18 Ada Lady Cougars, 44-29 and ending with the Wolves' 61-54 win over the Cougars.
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  • Shawnee reaped a doubleheader on the road Friday, beginning with Class 5A’s top-ranked Lady Wolves taking out 4A’s No. 18 Ada Lady Cougars, 44-29.
     
    The Wolves followed with a 61-54 win, putting them at 2-1 against the Cougars for the season. Shawnee lost the initial encounter before taking out Ada 51-30 in the third-place match of the Ada Tournament in January.
     
    The Lady Wolves carried an 18-13 lead into the second quarter of Friday’s contest, and they upped that advantage to 30-22 by halftime. Ada was outscored 14-7 down the stretch.
     
    “The kids battled through a lot of adversity tonight,” said SHS coach Wendi Wells. “We weren’t hitting out shots but these kids still found a way to battle through and win.”
     
    The Lady Wolves were just 13-for-31 (34.7 percent) from the floor, but came away at 9-for-16 (56.2 percent) on foul shots. McKenzie Cooper tacked on five of those late.
     
    “It showed a lot of composure on her part to knock down those free throws,” Wells said.
     
    Cooper finished with nine points, and Micaela Yu added a game-high 12 as the Lady Wolves improved to 18-1. Bailey Taylor and Monique Tramble added seven apiece.
     
    Kelsey Simmons corralled a team-high six rebounds for Shawnee, and Yu grabbed five. Taylor finished with four assists, and Tramble picked up three steals.
     
    Aaliyah Blakely led Ada with nine points.
     
    Shawnee’s boys took a 19-14 lead into the second quarter of the nightcap, and the Wolves led 35-26 to start the second half. The home team trailed 44-32 after three quarters.
     
    Trey Maston dished out seven 3-point field goals and claimed a game-high 27 points as Shawnee went to 8-11 on the season.
     
    “The boys were having fun out there. We worked hard for four quarters and we had fun,” said SHS assistant coach Darin Greene. “It was a big victory for us.”
     
    Marquese Tramble added nine points, including one trey, for the Wolves. Luke Laster netted two 3-pointers in finishing with eight points.
     
    Tramble was 4-for-5 on free throws.
     
    Cory Kilby led Ada with 22 points, and John Stout added 14.
    Shawnee will go to Harrah Tuesday, and will return to Suburban Conference play Feb. 8 against visiting Carl Albert.
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    Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.
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