Upset still out of reach
Dover hangs tough, but Lomega pulls away
Dover’s Karlee Harviston and Lomega’s Abby Swart had quite the scoring battle going in their teams’ Class B regional championship game.
Harviston won that battle, but Swart’s team won the game.
The Lady Raiders pulled away from a stubborn Dover squad Saturday to prevail 79-54.
The win keeps second- ranked Lomega in the winner’s bracket heading into this week’s area tournament.
It plays No. 12 Leedey at 6 p.m. Friday at Woodward High School for a berth in the state tournament.
Leedey upset No. 8 Arnett 59-55 in their regional final on Monday night.
The loser of the area title game will play in the consolation championship at the same time Saturday night.
Dover hopes to make its way to that game.
The Lady Longhorns playing in area for the first time since 2008 - will have to win twice to get there.
Their first opportunity is 1:30 p.m. Thursday against Tyrone (18-9).
Like the teams’ first showdown in November, Dover was very much in this matchup into the second half.
The Lady Longhorns got a spark from sophomore Madison Goodwin, who got the start and delivered seven first-quarter points.
She helped Dover to a 1511 lead after a quarter.
Darcy Roberts and Sydni Walker combined for 13 points in the second quarter as Lomega began to find its rhythm on offense.
The Lady Raiders (26-2) scored 21 points and claimed a six-point halftime lead.
“We not only started to make some shots, but we were taking better shots,” said coach Kevin Lewallen.
The third quarter became the Abby and Karlee show.
Harviston made six field goals in the third quarter. Swart made five.
But, the former’s shots were inside the arc. All of Swart’s were from beyond it.
“We let her get open too many times,” said Dover coach Matt Peck. “And she made us pay.”
Unfortunately for Dover, Harviston scored all but one of her team’s 13 points in the third.
Swart got plenty of help as Roberts netted six more points and Sydni Walker four.
Lomega outscored Dover (22-6) by 16 in the frame to take command.
That quarter was a small part of a big night for Walker.
The senior post scored 18 points, including six more in the fourth as the Lady Raiders continued to pull away.
Roberts scored 15 points while Swart led the team with 26.
Harviston finished her night with 30 points.
The junior added 11 more points in the fourth quarter.
Goodwin scored 10 for the Lady Longhorns.
Raiders knocked out by Timberlake
Timberlake was a lot better than Lomega in just one quarter.
That proved to be enough. The Tigers halted Lomega’s season Friday night with a 62-48 victory in their Class B regional consolation semifi nal at Fairview.
The loss was the second in as many days for No. 20 Lomega, which was sent to the consolation bracket by No. 4 Calumet.
The Raiders managed a 16-12 record for the season.
Ranked 13th, Timberlake had just one loss in the regular season, but was upset 4941 by Kremlin-Hillsdale in their district championship.
The Tigers came back to win three straight games at the regional, including also eliminating Dover on Thursday.
They scored 62 points in each of the three wins.
That total didn’t seem likely after one quarter against Lomega.
The Raiders held Timberlake to just five points, but only staked a onepoint lead.
The second quarter was a different story.
Three different Tigers scored at least six points as Timberlake went on a 24-8 run.
That was the difference.
Timberlake maintained that 15-point lead through the third quarter.
Not until the fourth did Lomega score double digits in a quarter.
Owen Duffy scored 11 by himself in the last quarter and Lance Yost nine.
The Raiders posted 26 points, but couldn’t catch up. Timberlake went 11 of 16 from the foul line and managed 25 points.
Duffy scored 20 points in his final game as a Raider.
Yost added 13 and Ben Marsh scored 10.