ELGIN — Poor three-point and free throw shooting cost the Elgin Tuesday night as the No. 8-ranked Anadarko Warriors squeezed past the Lady Owls 37-34.
“It was a great game. We played well but we didn’t shoot well,” Elgin head coach Brett Sanders said.”
The Lady Owls shot only 10% from behind the arc and 50% from the charity stripe.
“You’re not going to win many games like that,” Sanders said.
Defensively, Elgin held Anadarko to its lowest point production of the season.
“We need to score more points than 34 and we can’t miss nine threes in a row,” the coach said.
Freshman point guard Maycee Hill led Elgin in scoring with 15 points. The loss dropped Elgin’s season mark to 8-4. The Lady Owls will play at Elk City Friday night before returning home Jan. 17 to face Clinton in another Western Conference matchup.
“We have five top eight teams in our conference, and you have to battle every night you come out,” Sanders said. “You have to play well to keep from getting blown out.”
Elgin jumped into the Class 4A rankings at No. 20 last week. Other top 20 teams in the Western Conference include Bethany, Kingfisher, Weatherford, Tuttle and Anadarko.
Anadarko 41, Elgin 36
Elgin scored only four points in the fourth quarter which allowed Anadarko to rally and post a 41-36 win over the host Owls Tuesday night.
On the flip side, the Warriors only tallied two points in the third quarter as the Owls had a five-point advantage heading into the final eight minutes.
Elgin’s Jake Lohman and Christian Reed notched the only two buckets of the fourth quarter while Anadarko scored 14. Lohman was Elgin’s leading scorer with 11 points followed by Reed with eight.
The loss dropped Elgin’s season record to 5-6.