ADA — The Shawnee Lady Wolves improved to 8-0 on the season with a solid 49-39 win over Choctaw Saturday. Shawnee's victory came in the championship game of the East Central Oklahoma Classic.
Following the game, Shawnee head basketball coach Wendi Wells was quick to praise her players.
“Tonight was our best all-around game,” she said. “All of our kids played great defense. We challenged them to get rebounds and they did.”
The Lady Wolves and Lady Yellowjackets were knotted at nine points apiece at the end of the first quarter.
But from the second quarter on, it was all Shawnee. The Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Yellowjackets 19-9 in the second quarter.
Wells said the team calmly executed their offense to take control.
“We were running our stuff calmly,” she said. “We were finding people open when they needed the ball.”
Shawnee had four players scoring in double digits.
McKenzie Cooper had a game-high 12 points. Three other players had 11 points each: Bailey Taylor, Kelsey Simmons and Monique Tramble. Shaiann Tramble had four points to complete the team's scoring.
Simmons, Taylor and Cooper were all named to the all-tournament team with Taylor also claiming most valuable player honors.
Ana Llanusa had 10 points to lead Choctaw.
Up next for the Lady Wolves is a home game on Tuesday when they host Western Heights at 6:30 p.m. that night.
Note: Report compiled by Matt Caban.