TULSA - The Claremore Zebras dropped a pair in the opening round of the Bishop Kelley Basketball Invitational on Thursday.

The Class 5A No. 18 Lady Zebras and No. 17 Zebras fell to Class 4A No. 16 Ada, 62-31, and 4A No. 9 Daniel Webster, 74-47, respectively.

Both Claremore teams played Friday morning.  The Lady Zebras (0-2) faced Tulsa Edison at 10 a.m. while the Zebras (0-2) played Lincoln Christian at 11:30 a.m.


Hailey Grant had a team-high 10 points for the Lady Zebras.  Teammate Maddie Hardage added 6 points and six rebounds.  Landyn Owens scored a game-high 20 points for the Cougars (3-0).

Claremore had its lone lead at 3-2 after a Grace Bump trey in the opening minute.  That turned out to be the only 3-pointer the Lady Zebras made in the frame.

Ada, on the other hand, was 5-of-9 from long distance in the first quarter en route to a commanding 27-8 advantage.

The Cougars were ahead 39-19 at the half and then opened the third quarter with the first six points to end any hopes of a Lady Zebra rally.


The Warriors (3-1) never trailed and there were no ties. 

Anthony Pritchard and Isaiah Sanders led their charge with 33 and 23 points, respectively.

Caison Hartloff and Nate Potts both were solid for the Zebras.  Hartloff had a team-high 18 points while Potts finished with 15.  Both also grabbed seven rebounds.

Webster led 15-9 after the first period and extended to a 41-22 halftime advantage.  Hartloff made a couple of key buckets midway through the second quarter to try and keep it close.

As it was in the girls' game, though, Claremore's opponent opened the second half with a burst, this one 9-0 from the Warriors, to end any chance of a come back.

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