CHOCTAW — The 3-point barrage started early.
Second-ranked Lomega's leading scorer, Ashley LaGasse, buried four 3-pointers in the first quarter, and the Raiderettes cruised from there as they knocked off the defending Class B champion Corn Bible Academy 65-45 in the quarterfinals Thursday night.
“We shoot a lot of them,” Lomega coach Kevin Lewallen said. “Tonight, they just happened to go in. We look pretty good when you're shooting the 3 good. Everything else looks good.”
Lomega will play the winner of Balko and Deer Creek-Lamont on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in State Fair Arena.
LaGasse finished with 24 points and six rebounds. Fourteen of her points came in the first quarter when Lomega jumped to a 22-12 lead.
Lomega (28-1) led by as many as 19 and forced 23 turnovers.
“I thought our pressure was the key,” Lewallen said. “We got after them in the full-court and made them turn it over some. You steal off the press and then get a wide-open 3; that helps.”
Corn Bible's Jessica Penner finished with 18 points and 17 rebounds.
“That Penner girl is a really good post girl,” Lewallen said. “I thought we did a pretty good job on her, and they had a few other girls step up and make some shots. We had to give them one or the other, and I thought we did a pretty good job on the big girl.”
Corn Bible's season ends with a 19-10 record.