Wilson took the inbounds pass, then dribbled it to just outside the 3-point line. He got an open look at the basket, let his shot fly, then watched it clang off the rim as time expired.
“We were 31 percent on field goals and 44 percent on free throws, and we only get beat (by) 3,” Farriell said. “That tells a story. You should get beat by 25 when you shoot that bad.”
Dunagan and Grady Brewer both scored 7 for Stuart. Hart scored 10 for Haileyville.
Lady Cougars 34, Lady Warriors 21:
Stop Tori Cole, and you take away Haileyville’s best ball-handler and only true scorer.
Between Canadian guard McKinsi Shearwood’s frustrating defense and Canadian’s dominance from the low post, the Lady Warriors just had no way to score against the Lady Cougars.
Canadian held Haileyville to just 3 second-half points, and the Lady Cougars beat the Lady Warriors 34-21 in the Pitt 8 Tournament consolation championship Saturday at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester.
“We felt like if we could keep them from scoring, we’d have a chance to be in the ballgame, and obviously it worked,” Canadian coach Daniel Lokey said.
Canadian used a box-and-1 defense against Cole, tasking Shearwood to cover her one-on-one. Though Cole burned Shearwood for 13 points in the first half, Cole scored just 1 after halftime — a free throw that tied the game 19-19.
After misses by both teams, Tiersten Fairchilds drew a foul for Canadian and went to the line. She missed both free throws, but Haileyville couldn’t secure the defensive rebound — a huge problem for Haileyville throughout the game — and the ball went out of bounds and back to Canadian.
Given an extra possession, Krysta Ketchum found Fairchilds in the low post for a layup and a 21-19 lead. With Fairchilds and Ketchum both a head taller than anyone else on the court, Ketchum and her teammates had no problems feeding Fairchilds under the basket.