Junior Kari Westbrook goes up for two of her 11 points in the second half of the Oilers' 50-69 loss at home.
Senior Mallory Lovings didn’t go out without a fight.
She scored 21 points for the Oilers, with four three-pointers in the game’s final quarter. But the game belonged to the Wesclin Warriors from the get-go, despite her best efforts, and they won 50-67.
“We haven’t won many games this year and this program has a long way to go,” Oilers coach Mark Maendele said. “There have been games this season where we’ve been down by 30 and haven’t even been in the game, but we fought back a little tonight.”
The Warriors had three players in double digits and led 3-21 at the end of the first quarter. Wesclin’s Ali Brueggemann’s 11 first-quarter points spurred their first-half run, but after halftime the Oilers began to suffer.
With the score 37-22 at halftime, the Oilers still had a chance to get back in the game. However, the third quarter didn’t favor the host team and the score was 51-29 as the fourth quarter neared.
After two missed free throws, Lovings pulled out all the stops.
The Oilers scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit, but Lovings' 12 points near the end of the game just weren’t enough. EA-WR ended its season at 5-22.
Kari Westbrook, an EA-WR junior, was the only other Oiler to score double digits with 11 points.
Breese Central and Roxana will face off in the regional semi-finals tonight at 6 p.m., with Wesclin and Carlyle to play after.