The Moore American

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January 16, 2013

Lady SaberCats fall short to Warriors No. 3 Southmoore earns second loss of season in the Anadarko Warriors title game

ANADARKO — For the second time this season, Southmoore made it to the championship game of tournament. And for the second time, they found themselves unable to keep up in the fourth quarter.

No. 1 Anadarko (4A) defeated No. 3 Southmoore (6A) 62-50 in the finals of the Anadarko Warriors Classic Saturday at AHS.

“I don’t think it is a problem,” Southmoore coach Britney Kannady-Sayes said. “Our conditioning is better than what it was. We have about three or four gimpy people right now, but we are not going to use that as an excuse. Anadarko is a great team and they shot lights out.”

With 6:15 left in the game and the SaberCats trailing by only three, the Beatty sisters took over for the Warriors. Ashley Beatty, drained a 3-pointer to pushed lead to six. On their next trip down senior Lakota Beatty, who has signed to play at Oklahoma State, knocked down her own trey to give Anadarko a 47-38 advantage.

The two sisters led the Warriors on a 19-9 run to put the game away. The SaberCats were unable to keep pace and succumbed to the Warriors full court pressure. The three games in three days may have caught up to them.

“I know we were tired,” senior Kayla Tucker said. “We could have gave a lot more, honestly. We worked, but just not hard enough. Not like we have been. We just have to find it deep within in ourselves. We had a tough game yesterday going into overtime. It took a lot out of us. We just have to be able to take care of ourselves.”

Tourney MVP Lakota Beatty led all scorers with 23 points. Kelia Pahcoddy added 14.

Serithia Hawkins paced the Cats with 14 points and seven rebound. Tucker posted 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in the loss.

Early on it was Pahcoddy who had her way against the Cats defense. She was able to bully her way in the paint and helped Anadarko grab a 11-9 first quarter advantage.

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