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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Cooper fuels Shawnee to Mid-America Classic title

  • ADA — In a game in which both teams shot below 40% from the field, a shoot proved to make the difference.
    Shawnee's lone senior, McKenzie Cooper, was that shooter for the Lady Wolves.
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      At Ada
      Bertha Frank Teague
      Mid-America Classic
      Dec. 28
      Championship Game
      Shawnee 41, Mount Saint Mary 37
      Shawnee 10 9 10 12 — 41
      Mount Saint Mary 7 13 8 9 — 37
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      At Ada

      Bertha Frank Teague

      Mid-America Classic

      Dec. 28

      Championship Game

      Shawnee 41, Mount Saint Mary 37

      Shawnee 10 9 10 12 — 41

      Mount Saint Mary 7 13 8 9 — 37

      Shawnee — McKenzie Cooper 21, Bailey Taylor 10, Kelsey Simmons 8, Shaiann Tramble 2.

      Mount Saint Mary — Adrienne Berry 13, Kaely Bond 13, Aimee Rischard 7, Jordan Braun 2, Brittany Davis 2.
  • ADA — In a game in which both teams shot below 40% from the field, a shoot proved to make the difference. Shawnee's lone senior, McKenzie Cooper, was that shooter for the Lady Wolves. Cooper's game high 21 points came courtesy of her 10-22 shooting effort. She also connected on Shawnee's lone 3-point basket as the Lady Wolves went 1-14 from downtown. Meanwhile, their opponents, the Mount Saint Mary Rockets went 6-21 from 3-point range. These long-range shots accounted for 18 of the team's 37 points. The Rockets' leading scorers, Kaely Bond and Adrienne Berry each scored three 3-pointers. Both Berry and Bond finished with 13 points. For the game, Shawnee hit 38% of their field goals while Mount Saint Mary made 36.1% of theirs. Despite the challenge posed by the Rockets, Cooper had help in getting the Lady Wolves to victory. Junior Bailey Taylor scored 10 points on 4-7 shooting while sophomore Kelsey Simmons added 8 points on 4-7 shooting. Taylor also scored a pair of free throws. Sophomore Monique Tramble led Shawnee with seven rebounds. Taylor pitched in six rebounds for the Lady Wolves. Similarly, the two leading rebounders for the Rockets were Bond and Berry with seven and six respectively. This marked the last game in 2013 for the Lady Wolves. The squad returns to the court on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Deer Creek. Note: Report compiled by Matt Caban.
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