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Lady Bulldogs nipped by McComb in basketball opener

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Ada girls basketball team led late but lost 28-27 at McComb on a last-minute three-pointer in the season lidlifter Friday night, November 19.

The Lady Bulldogs led 18-14 at halftime and held a 23-20 advantage going into the fourth period.

But with McComb down 27-25, Panther Madison Schroeder canned a three-point goal with 14 seconds left to give the hosts a one-point lead.

Ada got off a potential winning shot in the final seconds, but missed.

"Great effort by them all," said Ada fourth-year head coach Morgan Bass of her team. "We did a hell of a job on the boards. "We haven't been used to being the team that's up and not scrambling," she continued. "So I hope they stay hungry and we keep progressing."

Ada playmaker Courtney Sumner led all scorers with 20 points on the strength of five three-point goals. She netted eight points in the second stanza on two triples as the Bulldogs built a four-point lead going to intermission.

Ada sophomore guard Olivia Burkhart added five markers, canning a triple in the opening stanza.

The Lady Bulldogs sank nine field goals, hitting just three two-pointers and six shots from three-point territory. The Bulldogs canned three of their six foul shots (50 percent).

Schroeder led McComb with 13 points.

The Panther girls canned 10 field goals, including seven two-pointers and three treys. The hosts converted five of their nine free throw attempts (56 percent). 
 

Ada 27 (0-1)

Sumner 7 1-2 20, Burkhart 2 0-0 5, King 0 2-2 2, Robinson 0, Jordan 0, L. Poling 0, Sizemore 0.

Totals: 3-6/3-6/27. 3-pointers: Sumner 5, Burkhart 1.

McComb 28 (1-0)

M. Schroeder 5 1-3 13, Wells 0, Bryan 2 0-0 4, L. DeHart 1 3-4 5, E. DeHart 2 1-2 6.

Totals: 7-3/5-9/28. 3-pointers: M. Schroeder 2.

 

1 2 3 4 F

Ada 6 12 5 4 27

McC 6 8 6 8 28

No JV. 

 

Ada hosts local rival Cory-Rawson (0-1) Tuesday, November 23 in the home season opener. The varsity game starts at 6 p.m.

C-R lost 52-25 at Bluffton in the holiday tournament semifinals Friday night.

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