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Class 2A girls basketball: Jaden Hobbs leads Alva past Dale

Behind 33 points from Jaden Hobbs, Alva defeated Dale, 57-47, Friday night at State Fair Arena to advance to the Class 2A girls state championship game Saturday at 10:30 a.m. against unbeaten and No. 1 Northeast.
by Ed Godfrey Published: March 8, 2013
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It was the 3-point shot that was the biggest difference in the game. Alva was 9-of-21 from 3-point range, while Dale was just 1-of-9.

Shooting the 3-pointer is one of Alva's strengths, Smith said.

“It has to be because we are not that big,” he said.

When Dale made a run in the fourth quarter to cut Alva's lead to 42-37, Shiever hit a 3-pointer from the corner.

Then Hobbs answered with consecutive layups, the second coming after a steal in the open court that ended any hope the Lady Pirates had of a comeback.

The Lady Goldbugs haven't played like a bunch of young pups in the playoffs.

“It's been a wonderful ride,” Smith. “The kids have done a wonderful job. They deserve all the credit.

“Maybe we are so young we don't know any better. We got a tough challenge ahead. Northeast is the clear favorite. Hopefully, we will go shock the world.”

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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