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Class A girls basketball: Frontier beats Kiowa

Frontier's Marrissa Goodman and Kiowa's Addy Clift each scored 25 points Thursday, but Goodman's team was just a little better.
by Jason Kersey Published: March 1, 2012
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— Frontier's Marrissa Goodman and Kiowa's Addy Clift and went back and forth, each scoring 25 points in Thursday's Class A quarterfinal.


But Goodman's team was just a little bit better.

Frontier (23-7) beat Kiowa 52-48 at Southern Nazarene's Sawyer Center, advancing to face the winner of Thursday's late Copan-Turner game Friday at 4:30 p.m. at State Fair Arena.

“Defensively, I don't think we were quite ready for (Clift),” Frontier coach Clay Stephens said. “In the second half, we did a lot better guarding her.”

Kiowa took a one-point lead into halftime, but scored just five third-quarter points.

Just before halftime, Kiowa (26-5) lost junior Jordan Armstrong to a knee injury. She had to be carried off the court and didn't return to action.

Kiowa coach Wade Daniel said Armstrong's injury was a hyperextended knee.