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January 18, 2014

Cowgirls blow out Lady Bulldogs

KIOWA — Between the Kiowa Cowgirls’ intimidating four-player trap defense and their plethora of knockdown shooters, the inexperienced Savanna Lady Bulldogs never looked comfortable in Friday’s game.

With a dominant first quarter, the Cowgirls put the game away early.

Kiowa got at least 20 points from guards Addy Clift and Madi Slawson, helping the Cowgirls beat the Lady Bulldogs 75-43 in Kiowa. Kiowa has now won seven games in a row, including all six played in 2014.

“We’re all just trying to make that push towards February,” Kiowa coach Wade Daniel said. “All we talk about is February, trying to make the state tournament.”

Kiowa, a Class A school, starts its postseason with Districts on Feb. 13. The state tournament runs March 6-8.

The Cowgirls opened the game with an 11-0 run, starting with Miranda Stiles finding Rylee Smith for a layup. Savanna missed its next two shots, then Clift got the ball to Slawson for a 3-pointer that made it 5-0 Cowgirls.

Savanna missed again, and Stiles later turned a steal into two free throws. Clift’s layup made it 9-0 Cowgirls, then Clift knocked down a jump shot before Destiny Raleigh’s free throw finally got Savanna on the board halfway through the first quarter.

That free throw proved to be Savanna’s only point in the first, however, and Clift responded with knocking down a 3-pointer. Stiles turned a steal into a layup, then Slawson knocked down another jump shot to make it 18-1 Cowgirls.

Tara Mabray’s steal led to a 3-pointer from Stiles, then Clift drained a layup to give the Cowgirls a 23-1 lead heading into the second quarter. Kiowa kept at least four possessions alive with offensive rebounds in the first quarter, while every Savanna possession ended after, at most, one shot.

“That’s a point of emphasis for us,” Daniel said. “We know we have to crash the boards, and we know Savanna is always traditionally good rebounders.”

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