The sixth-ranked Anadarko boys have lost just twice this season, but only once to Chickasha following Saturday night.
The Warriors (19-2) handed No. 7 Chickasha (15-6) its third-straight defeat in a 47-44 win. Anadarko has now won 14-straight games since Jan. 9.
But it didn't look like the Warriors would get there until the end of the third quarter. Andre Houze, who led Anadarko with 17 points and eight rebounds, maneuvered expertly on the left block to sink a jumper off of the glass and hand his team a one-point lead entering the final frame.
Adrian Labreda was Anadarko's second-half hero, and he showed that with a pair of three-pointers that sparked a 10-1 run in the fourth quarter to essentially win the game. Labreda's 14 points all came in the second half as the Warriors reversed a three-point halftime deficit.
That run was halted by a Caleb Nichols three pointer, his third of the evening. Nichols finished with 11 points for Chickasha.
He combined efforts with junior Brock Henderson, who led the Fightin' Chicks with 15 points, to take the early advantage. Henderson had a hot start, sinking a floating jumper at the baseline to give Chickasha the lead.
Nichols pulled up for his first three-pointer of the game in the second quarter and turned it into a four-point play. That handed Chickasha a 20-16 lead that they rode into halftime.
A pair of threes from Labreda and Dobson shortly after the break swapped the lead from one side to the other, and Anadarko looked in control from there. For Labreda, it was just the beginning of an active half.
Chickasha did not disappear quietly. A corner three pointer from Chris Nottingham cut the lead down to two points with 16 seconds left.
A breakaway layup from Brandon Shumway brought the deficit back to two points, but Chickasha had to keep fouling to stop the clock.