AFTON - Afton's girls get to travel 106 miles to play someone they are very familiar with - Quapaw.

The two Lucky 7 Conference rivals set up a third meeting following Class 2A Area IV regional play Saturday.

4 The 14th-ranked Lady Eagles bumped off No. 15 Porum 58-41 in the girls' consolation final at Muskogee.

4 The Lady Wildcats suffered a 61-31 loss to No. 5 Oktaha in the girls' winners' bracket final at Oktaha.

“They are playing better, Afton coach Ronnie Maple said. “But then, everyone is playing better this time of year.

Afton's girls were bumped into the losers' bracket by second-ranked Pocola, which rolled to a 62-46 victory Thursday night.

The Lady Eagles bounced back to eliminate Sallisaw Central on Friday, 49-32.

“We played really good defense in all three games, as good as have all year, Maple said.

Afton jumped out to a 19-9 lead in the first quarter against Porum and never looked back.

The Lady Eagles carried a 33-14 lead into intermission then held on despite being outscored 27-26 over the final two periods.

“We shot the ball really well, Maple said.

The Lady Eagles canned six 3-point goals in the game, with Megan Roberts and Katie Shaul each nailing two.

“If our guards shoot that way, combined with the way our posts can play, we are a good team, Maple said.

Natasha Larsen had 16 points, Macy Gibson scored 11 and Katie Shaul chipped in with 10 for Afton.

Courtney Clayborn scored 16 to lead the Lady Panthers.

“We played with Pocola for a half, said Maple, noting that the Lady Eagles were down by only three (26-23) at intermission. “We really felt doing a pretty good job in the first half.

However, the Lady Indians held an 18-7 edge in the third quarter and took charge.

“They just really intensified their pressure, Maple said. “In the first half, we handled it pretty well. We were intense and ready. We came out a little flat in the third quarter and we missed some free throws and some easy buckets.

Consolation finals

Afton 19 13 13 13 - 58

Porum 9 5 15 12 - 41

Afton - Larsen 16, Gibson 11, K. Shaul 10, Roberts 8, Carroll 5, Miller 3, Todd 3, Grimes 2.

Porum - Easterling 16, Corbell 7, Davis 6, Clayborn 6, Day 4, Jackson 3, Culver 1.

3-point goals - Afton, Roberts 2, Shaul 2, Carroll 1, Miller 1; Porum, Day 1, Clayborn 1, Corbell 1.

Friday's elimination game

Afton 16 14 10 9 - 49

Sallisaw Central 3 6 10 13 - 32

Afton - Gibson 16, Larson 14, Roberts 6, Carroll 4, Todd 4, Miller 3, Morgan 2.

Central - Waldon 15, Morgan 13, Branham 2, Grave 2.

3-point goals - Afton, Roberts 2, Miller 1; Central, Morgan 3.

Thursday's game

Afton 9 14 7 16 - 46

Pocola 11 15 18 18 - 62

Afton - Larson 14, Gibson 9, VanPielt 6, Miller 5, Morgan 3, Shaul 2, Carroll 2, Todd 2, Grimes 2.

Pocola - Hutchens 21, Jerrell 17, Hobbs 10, Been 5, Slate 3, Martindale 2, Glaser 2.

3-point goals - Afton, Miller 1; Pocola, Hutchens 3, Been 1, Jerrell 1.