Dale defense leads Lady Pirates to victory in Mid-America championship

Dale held Preston to shooting just 23.4 percent from the field and pushed through for the Mid-America tournament title on Wednesday.

In the battle of Lady Pirates, Dale came away with a 44-32 win and solidified its No. 1 ranking in Class 2A.

Dani Manning once again led the way on offense for Dale with 14 points. Hannah Ash had 11 and was the only other player on either team to score in double figures.

Manning also brought down 12 boards to give her a double-double on the night.

Preston’s Aiyonna Tecumseh hit three from long range in the first quarter to help her team to a 16-11 advantage after the first period. But she didn’t score again.

Dale’s defense locked in from that point, holding Preston to┬áthat same 16 points through the remaining three quarters combined.

It was the second win for Dale over Preston this year and the two could be setting up a third matchup late in the Class 2A playoffs.

Kelsey Johnson scored 32 points for Class 3A Washington in a 52-45 win in the third place game, handing Alva its second loss in as many nights.

Seventh place: Norman North 48, Ada 44

Score by periods

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

Ada Lady Cougars

8

12

14

10

44

Norman North

13

5

7

23

48

AHS: Madalyn Jessepe 13, Aneli Thomsen 12, McKenzie Dean 8, Payton Taylor 7, Dembri Weeks 3, Devanee Simmons 1.
NNHS: Alexa Scott 18, Jacie Evans 10, Crymson Rose 6, Kenna Sturgell 5, Lilith Brewster 3, Demetrai Affleje 2, Taylor Landreth 2, Daisha Reece 2.

Consolation: Plainview 60, Georgetown, Texas 51

Score by periods

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

Georgetown Lady Eagles

13

16

15

7

51

Plainview Lady Indians

15

11

18

16

60

GHS: Kendrick Clark 14, Brooke Elliott 9, Avery Kelly 8, Taylor Green 7, Deonna Day 6, Emily Jones 5, Olivia Anderson 1.
PHS: Megan Shelton 19, Rebecca Wright 19, Ally Parham 12, Abby Bilsbury 7, Mikayla Gerken 3.

Third Place: Washington 52, Alva 45

Score by periods

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

Alva Lady Bugs

5

10

18

12

45

Washington Lady Warriors

13

6

14

19

52

AHS: Jaden Hobbs 21, Whitney Randell 14, Tatum Rouse 3, Camryn Wren 3, Cathy Mapes 2, Ally Riley 2.
WHS: Kelsey Johnson 32, Brenna Busby 8, Nevada Denton 4, Reagan Roten 4, Malia Wilfong 4.

Championship: Dale 44, Preston 32

Score by periods

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Total

Preston Lady Pirates

16

6

5

5

32

Dale Lady Pirates

11

17

8

8

44

PHS: Jordan Ivery 9, Aiyonna Tecumseh 9, Ki-Essence Shields 9, Samantha Hack 3, Madisyn McFalls 2.
DHS: Dani Manning 14, Hannah Ash 11, Claire Chastain 9, Mikayla Rutland 5, Taylor Thompson 3, Shelby Savage 2.