MIDWEST CITY — Dwight Camp's 15-foot jump shot spoiled Timberlake's first trip to the state basketball tournament and kept Red Oak's hopes of a repeat alive.
Camp, a 6-foot-5 junior guard, made the game-winner with six seconds left in the Eagles' 60-59 win Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Class B state tournament at Carl Albert High School.
Timberlake took a short-lived 59-58 advantage when Jake Bowers made a free throw as the Tigers rallied from nine points down in the fourth quarter.
Red Oak is out to prove it can still contend for another state title after losing six players off last year's championship team, including one of the best players in the state, Lane Adams.
"All year long we've been hearing people say this was a rebuilding year and we weren't gonna get back here," said Camp, who called the game-winner the biggest shot of his career. "We knew from the start that we had a chance to get back and we wanted to come out and show everybody.
"We're determined to show people what we can do."
Camp finished with 15 points. Timberlake (21-7) was led by Stetson Buller with 17 points as four Tigers finished in double-figures.
Red Oak (27-5) will take on Hammon in the semifinals Friday at 9 a.m. at the State Fair Arena.