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Lady Raiders win district; boys upset

February 13, 2019 - 00:00
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Okeene pulled off one of the big surprises early this playoff season and it came at Lomega’s expense.

The Whippets first eliminated Dover on Friday night, then handed ninth-ranked Lomega an 80-53 defeat Saturday on the Raiders’ home court in their Class B district championship.

“I knew they were capable of playing well enough to beat us,” said Lomega coach Justin Edsall. “But it was a surprise how it happened.

“We just didn’t do anything well.”

What Lomega didn’t have was an answer for Jacob Wilson.

The Whippet scored nine points in the first quarter as Okeene raced to a 23-11 lead.

Lomega never recovered. The Raiders cut their deficit to nine points by halftime, but it was back to 16 points entering the fourth.

Wilson finished with 33 points.

Lomega (15-10) got 11 points from Brock Mowery. Riley Lumpkin scored 10.

Okeene improved to 16-8 with its eighth straight win.

The Whippets beat Dover 78-44 in an elimination game the night before.

Dover’s season ended at 4-18.

The Raiders play Mulhall-Orlando at 3 p.m. Thursday in a regional consolation game at Lomega.

The remainder of the regional will be played at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale.

Lomega girls cruise

Second-ranked Lomega cruised to another district championship Saturday with a 78-57 defeat of visiting Okeene.

The Lady Raiders outscored their guests 27-9 in the first quarter and were never threatened as they improved to 22-3 with their 10th consecutive win.

Lomega plays Mulhall-Orlando at home at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in a regional winner’s bracket game. The remainder of the regional is played at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale.

Emma Duffy sparked Lomega’s early run against Okeene with 15 first-quarter points.

She eventually finished with a team-high 21.

Megan Dunigan caught fire in the third quarter. She made four of her five 3-pointers and ended her night with 15 points.

Lomega made 14 3-pointers in the game, seven of them in the third.

Duffy made four treys while Courtney Fox and Hensley Eaton added two apiece.

Fox and Mady Meier scored nine points apiece. Eaton scored eight.

Okeene defeated Dover 70-36 Friday night in an elimination game. Dover’s season ended at 1-20.