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Lady Lions buzzer beater dooms Ardmore

By Randy Bruce Sports Editor

December 18, 2013

DURANT - Reaghan Jones’ last second 3-pointer propelled the Lady Lions over its rival, the Ardmore Lady Tigers 50-49 for their first win of the season on Tuesday night.


“At the time-out with twenty seconds left, I said, ‘Alright, we are going to get the ball inbounds. Come down and Reaghan will come through the double screen at the top and knock it down and we’ll win the ball the game.’ And Reaghan made it happen,” said head coach Casey Strahan.


Jones finished the night with 15 points. Teammate Ciera Taylor pounded the ball in the paint and came away with a team leading 19 points and Alexa Richards had 10 points.


At half time the Lady Lions were down 25-22 to the Lady Tigers. Durant would only score 6 points in the third as Ardmore took a 41-28 lead headed into fourth period.


Then the Lady Lions took over in the fourth period and grabbed its first and only lead of the night.


The Lady Lions comeback started when Taylor and Jones combined on a 10-4 run in the first four minutes in the final frame.


The score was 40-47 in favor of the Lady Tigers with only 3:51 left in the game.


Then Jones, Taylor and Makayla Patton brought the Lady Lions within two points of Ardmore, 47-49. With 1.9 seconds left on the clock, Jones hit the game winning 3-pointer.


“The two games we played before we had some good moments and we had bad moments, but the one thing that I said after all of them is that I’m proud of the girls because they never gave up. And it showed again tonight. They don’t give up, they keep fighting,” said head coach Casey Strahan. “It’s always good to beat Ardmore.”