WAYNESFIELD - Visiting Ada outscored Waynesfield-Goshen 36-22 in the second and fourth quarters to lead the way to a 53-43 victory in non-league girls basketball Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed 9-8 after the first period, yet they took control with a 19-9 second stanza to grab a nine-point halftime lead.

W-G crept within 36-30 heading to the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs won the final stanza 17-13 to win by 10.

Ada improved to 7-14 with the win, while W-G ended its season 4-18 with the defeat.

"Just a good overall team effort," said Ada head coach Morgan Bass. "It was their Senior Night so we knew they would be hyped up and ready to go, and we knew we needed to be ready from the start.

"We had a rough start, but I was proud of our efforts and the finish."

Despite being short-handed, three Ada girls hit double figures to pave the way to victory.

Junior post Miranda Wills tallied 17 points to lead the victors. Freshman playmaker Courtney Sumner netted 11 points, and sophomore guard Kirsten Poling contributed 10 markers.

"That (scoring balance) was good," said Bass. 

Sumner scored seven big points in the fourth period, while Wills netted five. Kylie Acheson scored three of her six points in the fourth quarter as well.

Wills scored six points and Poling added four in the key 19-9 Ada second period outburst. 

Bulldog junior southpaw Alexis Waugh also added seven points.

Tiger point guard Jordan Elliott led all players with 19 points. But no other W-G cager tallied more than six points. Zaria DeLeon and Rylie Barrington each netted six markers.

Ada canned 21 two-point baskets and one triple, and converted  eight of 13 foul shots (62 percent).

The Tiger girls made 15 field goals, 11 of the two-point variety and four from beyond the arc. W-G converted nine of 12 free throws (75 percent).

The Lady Bulldogs swept W-G this season, having beaten the Tigers 43-36 at USV in the Border Battle semifinals on Dec. 26. Season-ending injuries took two Bulldogs starters out of the lineup since the first meeting, but Ada found a way to win the rematch on the road Tuesday.


Ada 53 (7-14)
Sumner 4 3-5 11, Poling 5 0-0 10, Jordan 1 0-0 2, Acheson 2 1-1 6, Waugh 3 1-2 7, Wills 7 3-5 17. 
Totals: 22/8-13/53. 3-pointers: Acheson 1.

W-G 43 (4-18)
Werling 1 0-0 2, DeLeon 3 0-0 6, Spencer 1 1-2 4, Schultz 1 0-0 3, Elliott 5 8-10 19, Barrington 3 0-0 6, Flinn 1 0-0 3.
Totals: 15/9-12/43. 3-pointers: Elliott 1, Spencer 1, Flinn 1, Schulz 1. 

1 2 3 4 F
Ada 8 19 9 17 53  
W-G 9 9 12 13 43
No JV game.


The Lady Bulldogs conclude Northwest Conference and regular season play at Lincolnview (2-18, 1-6 NWC) Thursday, Feb. 13. Due to a makeup game Monday, it will be their third game in four days. 

"I am sure Lincolnview is better than their record; they have had a lot of close losses," Bass noted.

An Ada win would lift them into a three-way tie for seventh place in the final league standings with Allen East and the Lancers. 

The Bulldogs are 3-6 on the road and 2-0 in neutral site games this season.