OKLAHOMA CITY — Red Oak fell behind early on a 7-0 run and never recovered.
The Class B-No. 4 Lady Eagles (22-8) suffered a wire-to-wire, 66-30 loss against No. 2 Lomega at Oklahoma City's Jim Norick Arena.
Red Oak did not get on the board until Stormi Baggs made two free throws with 3:23 to play in the first quarter.
The Lady Raiders responded with a 5-0 run, and finished with a 15-4 after one. Lomega kept it going by outscoring Red Oak, 19-8, in the second quarter. Courtney Fox had a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Lady Raiders to end the first half.
Lomega had the advantage on Red Oak in different ways. The Lady Raiders ended up shooting 9-for-25 from three-point land, contrasting with the Lady Eagles, who were 1-for-19. Lomega was 19-of-23 at the foul line, while Red Oak was 5-of-12. The Lady Eagles turned the ball over 14 times, nine in the first half, while the Lady Raiders turned it over nine times total.
"Our game plan going in was to keep the ball on offense most of the night," Red Oak coach Dan Caldwell said. "They're a tough team to guard. The longer that we have the ball, the less we got to guard them, and we've shot way too many bad shots and forced shots we shouldn't have shot."
Lomega only kept it going in the second half, opening on a 6-0 run, though a Shadie Crase bucket made it 40-14. Red Oak scored a team-high 11 points in the third quarter.
Kacie Bell got the final points for the Lady Eagles, while Crase got off a shot from deep in the closing seconds, but it didn't go in.
Baggs had a team-high seven points for the Lady Eagles, while Bell and Crase had six each. Fox had a game-high 24 points, followed by Emma Duffy with seven.
Lomega narrowly won the rebounding edge, 35-33. The Lady Raiders are scheduled to face either Duke or Varnum in the state semifinals at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Caldwell said the ending was not the desired outcome, but whenever a team makes it to the state tournament, it's a good season.
This game also marked the final high school basketball game for Red Oak's three seniors: Carlie Powell, Makinzie Wood and Kayleigh Hunter.
"They went to three state tournaments," Caldwell said. "Most people can't say that."
Konawa 48, Silo 35, Consolation
Amber-Pocasset 46, Allen 22, Consolation
Konawa vs. Silo, 1:30 p.m., Consolation
Latta vs. Hartshorne, 6:30 p.m., Area Championship
Area Consolation Final, 6:30 p.m.
For more scores, look online and/or in the March 5 edition of the McAlester News-Capital.