Watch highlights and replays of the Ford Game of the Week: OSSAA 5A Girls Basketball Quarterfinals: Eisenhower vs. Will Rogers and Coweta vs. El Reno – Games played Thursday, March 7th, 2019.
Eisenhower vs. Will Rogers:
The Eisenhower High School Eagles fell behind by double digits in the first half to Will Rogers, which entered the game with a 23-3 record.
But stingy defense and great transition scoring from Ginger Reece boosted Eisenhower to a 40-38 win in the Oklahoma 5A quarterfinals Thursday afternoon.
Reece finished with 17 points, and Eisenhower secured 13 offensive rebounds in the win.
Will Rogers led 26-21 at halftime and 32-29 entering the fourth quarter, but allowed Eisenhower to go on a 9-0 run.
The Lady Ropers went on a furious comeback in the final 1:04, erasing a 6-point deficit and getting a shot to tie the game with 6 seconds left. But the ball clanked off the rim and the Eagles snared the rebound to survive and advance.
Coweta vs. El Reno:
El Reno’s rebounding prowess allowed it to control the game from the start.
Coweta made multiple runs but never could erase an El Reno lead that ballooned to 14 in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Indians won, 67-55, and will advance to the Oklahoma 5A girls semifinals Friday against Eisenhower.
Freshman Ashlyn Evans-Thompson led El Rino to the team’s first-ever win in the state basketball tournament by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. El Rino outrebounded Coweta, 39-19, in the win.