By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Del City’s girls took it to Lawton MacArthur in the first half of the Area consolation semifinals last Thursday night.
But the Highlanders (20-6) returned the favor in the second half.
MacArthur overcame a six-point halftime deficit to beat Del City 63-47 in an elimination game at Mustang High School. The Eagles trailed by four at the end of the third but only scored four points in the final eight minutes of the game.
Del City (10-14) took the lead early in the game. Sacha Hunt hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first half and Courtnie McCarroll scored eight. On the final play of the half, Hunt fired a pass to McCarroll inside for a basket to make it 32-26 at halftime.
It didn’t take long for MacArthur to make up the deficit. Vines tied the score at 32-32 with a pair of free throws. Del City regained the lead a few times, before MacArthur added a few late scores for the lead. The Highlanders stole an inbounds pass and scored in the final seconds to take a 47-43 lead.
MacArthur continued to roll in the fourth quarter, as they outscored Del City 16-4 for the win.
Hunt led the Eagles with 15 points and McCarroll had 12.
MacArthur’s Alysa Mack led all scorers with 18 points and Alayna Vines added 16 points.
The Highlanders went on to beat Piedmont 54-49 in the Area consolation finals and qualify for the state tournament.