ADA—Arkoma’s hopes of getting back to the Class A state tournament were ended on Thursday as Sterling scored the winning basket at the buzzer in a 52-50 win over the Mustangs.
After reaching the state tournament last year through the loser’s bracket, Arkoma was trying to repeat the journey to state, but came up short with the loss to fourth-ranked Sterling.
Tiera Brumfield had 21 points to lead Arkoma while Peytan Lamb added 11.
Class A area tournament
Sterling 52, Arkoma 50
Arkoma 10 16 10 14—50
Sterling 16 11 9 16—52
Arkoma—Tiera Brumfield 21, Peytan Lamb 11, Kelsi Johnson 7, Abby Gragg 6, Shaylea Whisenhunt 2, Amber Cunningham 2, Kylee Cusick 1.
Sterling—Kelsee Milam 16, Dusty Jacobi 12, Kendal Hughes 10, Laurie Derrico 7, Madeline Jacobi 7,
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