Wainscott again scored off an offensive rebound, but Cowgirls guard Madi Slawson got 1 point back with a free throw. Tori Gillispie then went to the foul line for Kiowa.
Gillispie missed both her shots, but Mabray grabbed an offensive rebound, then got it to Clift for a layup and a 45-32 lead.
“Her and Miranda switched off duties (covering Billingsley), and they both did a terrific job,” Daniel said of Mabray.
“We boarded better in the second half. Played much better defense, but boarded also a lot better.”
Slawson’s jump shot pushed Kiowa’s lead to 47-32 early in the fourth quarter. Kiowa outscored Pittsburg 25-16 in the fourth, with Clift scoring 12 points.
Wainscott scored 18 for Pittsburg, and Billingsley scored 16. Seven Cowgirls scored, but only Clift scored in double digits.
Warriors 55, Hornets 52:
After upsetting Canadian in the first round and shocking Kiowa in the semifinals, the Haileyville Warriors had already far surpassed what anyone expected them to do in the 2014 Pitt 8 Tournament.
But in a game that surprised everyone but perhaps the Warriors themselves, Haileyville had one last bit of magic left in them.
Bryer Stites, Tristan Tiger and James Hart all had double-digit scoring nights, helping the Warriors knock off the four-time champion Stuart Hornets in the Pitt 8 Tournament championship, 55-52.
Haileyville last won the Pitt 8 Tournament in 1944, according to Haileyville fans.
“Canadian, Kiowa and Stuart, all three teams beat us between 50 and 60 points last year,” Haileyville coach Jody Hull said. “It’s sweet.”
Though Haileyville held a 12-point lead as late as the third quarter, Stuart guard Dillon Lawrence’s steal led to a fastbreak layup that cut the lead to 44-41 late in the third. Haileyville missed its next shot but came away with an offensive rebound, and James Hart knocked down a 3-pointer with two seconds left to give Haileyville a 6-point lead heading into the fourth.