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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

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ANADARKO —

The Warriors used their full-court press to get pressure on the Cats and forced Tucker into several backcourt turnovers, which led to easy transition points.

“It definitely sped us up in our offense,” Tucker said. “We really didn’t adjust to it very well. We could have adjust to it a lot better than what we did.”

The Warriors led 25-22 at halftime.

Southmoore came out strong in the third quarter and tied the game at 28-28 behind Kyeria Hannan and Tucker.

But the 3-point shooting of Kylie Parker and Lakota Beatty pushed the lead to 41-36 heading into the fourth quarter.

“We played a great game,” Hannan said. “But I thought we could have done better.”

Before losing to Anadarko, the Cats picked up wins over Lawton High Thursday an a overtime victory Saturday against the Oklahoma City Storm. Southmoore trailed 20-6 at one point and had to battle its way back into the game. That’s what Tucker wants her team to take away from the tourney.

“Just keep fighting,” Tucker said. “That game we had yesterday, we never gave up. We went though a lot of adversity. That built us up in confidence and showed how we can play. So we just have to keep that intensity and keep that fire in us for the rest of the season.”

Southmoore drops to 9-2 and will face Edmond Memorial and MIdwest City next week on the road.

Michael Kinney Follow me @eyeamtruth mkinney@mooreamerican.com

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