With most of the area teams busy involved in various tournaments, the Ardmore basketball teams decided to do their own version of the Red River shootout on Friday.

With most of the area teams busy involved in various tournaments, the Ardmore basketball teams decided to do their own version of the Red River shootout on Friday.

Ardmore’s boys played host to Gainesville, Texas at home, while the Lady Tigers traveled to Forney, Texas for a non-district tilt.

Both Ardmore teams will travel to Durant Tuesday night. 

 

Boys

Ardmore 80
Gainesville 49

Just a week after suffering their first loss of the season, the No. 3 Ardmore Tigers decided to feast offensively against the Gainesville Leopards.

Four players scored in double figures as the Tigers put up their second highest point total of the season in a blowout victory.

“Our expectation was to be in this position a few games into the season,” Ardmore coach Mark Wilson said. “We’ve played some good competition so far, but it’s only going to get tougher. We’re better now than we were a couple of weeks ago, and my hope is we keep improving each game.” 

Gainesville took an early 2-0 lead in the first quarter, but it was short-lived.

Ardmore took the lead for the first and only time at the 6:18 mark of the first and would never let it go.

The Tigers ended the frame up 17-9, before leading by as many as 20 points in the second quarter.

Going into the halftime break it was all Tigers with a 39-23 advantage.

In the second half it was the Tigers’ defense taking center stage, holding the Leopards to just nine points in the third quarter.

Gainesville managed to score 17 points in the fourth quarter, but the game was well in hand for Ardmore, who moved to 3-1 on the season.

“We had a great crowd tonight, and our student section was fantastic,” Wilson added. “I believe that the deeper we get into the season, our fans are going to make this a tough gym to play in for our opponents.” 

Jamal Clark led Ardmore with 16 points followed by Braeden Vance scoring 15 points.

Quintarrus Cohee added 11 points, with Berto Sanchez putting in 10 points. 

Dante Roberts and Demarco Rucker each scored seven points. 

Girls

Ardmore 56
Forney 42

Despite a near two-hour drive into the heart of the Dallas Metroplex, the No. 5 Ardmore Lady Tigers had no problem staying unbeaten Friday night.

AHS claimed a 14-point victory against the Lady Jackrabbits, with three players finishing in double figures.

At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Tigers led 14-7, before outscoring Forney 18-6 in the second quarter to lead 32-13 at the break.

Both teams scored seven points apiece in the third quarter, while Forney outscored Ardmore 22-19 in the fourth quarter.

J’Sades Ainsworth led Ardmore with 19 points, while Sierra and Amaya Gordon scored 12 and 10 points respectively.