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January 26, 2014

Pitt 8 Tournament, Day 6

Cowgirls and Warriors win

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McALESTER —

A team with no true forwards, Haileyville had no way to stop Fairchilds, who scored 25 points. Cole eventually got the ball to Audri Gleason for a layup that tied the game 21-21, but on the opposite end Fairchilds gave Canadian the lead for good by drawing a foul and making a free throw.

Ketchum’s layup made it 24-21 Canadian heading into the fourth quarter, and Fairchilds scored on three consecutive possessions to push Canadian’s lead to 30-21. With Cole unable to get free and no one else able to score — or even elevate the ball higher than the rim in several cases — Haileyville had no way to put up points, leading to a scoreless fourth quarter.

“We walked with the ball 11, 12 times,” Haileyville coach Jody Hull. “We can’t block out, they didn’t block out. All of that, plus you’re not very good to start with, equals loss.”

Baskets by Cole, Gleason and Joy Picotte helped Haileyville build a 13-5 lead in the first quarter. But with her team down 17-7 in the second, Fairchilds completed a layup-free-throw combination to cut the deficit to 7, then later put back an offensive rebound to make it 18-13 Haileyville.

Elisabeth Willis’ jump shot made it a one-possession game, and Canadian went into halftime up 19-18  thanks to a layup and two more free throws from Fairchilds.

Cougars 60, Bulldogs 49:

Paul Childers didn’t become a starter for the Canadian Cougars until Friday’s consolation semifinal of the Pitt 8 Tournament.

Starting Saturday’s consolation championship, Childers helped Canadian’s defense collapse the Savanna Bulldogs.

Chase Shearwood scored 25 points, and tough defense swung momentum Canadian’s way in the third quarter, eventually leading to a 60-49 Cougars victory and a consolation championship at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester.

“Paul has done an excellent job,” Canadian coach Daniel Lokey said of Childers. “Before he was even starting, he was giving great minutes, and I think he has the mentality to be able to step in as a starter and be able to handle that pressure.”

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