McAlester Rallies Late, Drops Carl Albert

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:36 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 11, 2010 6:58 PM CDT

Gerald Goodridge
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer

SAPULPA, Oklahoma -- The McAlester Buffaloes came back from a seven-point halftime deficit to knock off the Carl Albert Lady Titans 43-42. With the win, McAlester advances to the Class 5A state semifinals.

Both teams played even throughout the first quarter, but the Lady Titans took a seven-point lead late in the second quarter and went into the locker room up 24-17.

Kylie Mayes led the Titans with four 3-pointers and led all scorers at the half with 12.

The Lady Buffaloes started the second half on a 5-0 run to close the gap to 24-22, but Carl Albert responded with five of its own and ended the third leading 34-29.

Late in the fourth, Lesley Huff scored six-straight points on back-to-back 3-pointers to close the lead to 36-35.

McAlester played press defense for the final minutes of the game, and with 16.2 seconds left hit a long two-pointer to take the 43-42 lead.