Class A girls: No. 10 Turner upsets No. 2 Frontier

Turner (28-4) advances to play No. 1 Okarche at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals. Frontier, the defending champion, ends its season 23-7.
by Ryan Aber Published: February 28, 2013
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After making its tournament debut a year ago, Turner now has its first win.

The Lady Falcons, ranked No. 10 entering the Class A state tournament, upset No. 2 Frontier 59-43 in the first round at Abe Lemons Arena on Thursday afternoon.


“Last year we were googly-eyed when we got here,” Turner coach Shane Hill said. “This time, they were a little bit more comfortable. They weren’t as awe-struck this year.”

Turner (28-4) advances to play No. 1 Okarche at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals. Frontier, the defending champion, ends its season 23-7.

The Lady Falcons built a quick lead, getting hot from outside early.

Taylor Foster hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter as Turner led 22-9 after eight minutes.

The game was delayed for around 25 minutes early in the second quarter after referee David Craig went down with a leg injury.

Craig’s ankle buckled as he made a cut while making a call with Turner leading 28-12.

After being attended to by trainers for several minutes, Craig stood up and struggled to put weight on the leg.

He left the game and was replaced by Brett Penick, who called the first game of the tournament between Okarche and Sterling.

Penick had just left the area when David Jackson of the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association contacted him to return.

Frontier seemed to briefly take advantage of the delay to turn the momentum, cutting the lead by four points quickly, but Turner soon settled back down and took a 15-point lead into the break.

The Lady Mustangs wasted little time getting back into the game after halftime, hitting a pair of quick 3-pointers to cut the lead to single digits.


by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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