Ada prepares for boys basketball state tournament

Published: Mar. 9, 2020 at 11:10 PM CDT
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It's been quite the season for the Ada Cougars boys basketball team, as they prepare for the state tournament.

Without a doubt, Ada is one of the winningest athletic programs in the state, which includes 3 state titles in boys basketball, with the most recent one coming in 1982.

The Cougars have had a great combination of tough defense, and selfless offense, which they believe will help them bring the title back to Ada.

"It's going to take a lot of team work, a lot of unselfish play," said Ada forward Austin Eastwood. "We just have to know what to do when we get there, and not look ahead, just take it one week at a time."

"Everyone is just trying to help the team. It's not necessarily about me, because there's no I in team," said Ada guard David Johnson. "Everyone is just trying to do their part so we can win."

"It always feels good to set a goal and accomplish it," said Ada head coach Garland Parks. "This was definitely a goal we set at the start of the season and now we're here, doing what we've done all year. Trying to play good defense, playing hard, playing smart, and playing together."

Ada will open the state tournament up against Holland Hall at Deer Creek. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 on Thursday

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