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March 2, 2010

Lady Cardinals claim 3A regional consolation title

ADAIR — The Verdigris Lady Cardinals captured the Regional Consolation Championship title with a hard fought 46-42 victory over Salina Saturday night at the Adair Event Center.

Verdigris will now play in the Area Championship on Thursday in Bixby.

The Lady Cardinals trailed 9-8 after one and via an 11-0 finishing run, took a 25-15 lead to the halftime locker room.

Salina chipped away at that lead during the second half and briefly took the lead 38-36 with just under five minutes to go.

A traditional 3-point play by Shannon Swopes a minute later and a driving lay-up by Amanda Stout gave Verdigris the lead. 

Brittany Crow paced Verdigris with 13 points followed by Shaylinn Vestal with 10.  Whitely Gann led the Lady Wildcats with a game-high 19 points.

Boys

The Verdigris Cardinals fell 58-57 to the Adair Warriors on Saturday night in the Regional Championship at the Adair Event Center.

Verdigris, now forced to the losers bracket, plays Thursday afternoon in Bixby and must win three straight games to reach the state tournament.

The Cardinals led 11-10 after one and carried a 27-21 advantage into intermission.  

Austin Monroe led Verdigris with 16 points followed by Brett Knaust with 10. 

Adair freshman sharpshooter Brady Bradbury captured game-high honors with 28 points followed by Heath Peper with 11.

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