By CRAIG HALL
ALMA, Ark.—Turnovers and missed free throws hurt Heavener’s girls as the Lady Wolves lost to Alma, 38-30, in the championship game of the Citizens Bank Airedale Classic Saturday night.
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The Lady Wolves made only 9-19 free throws and after Callee Jo Dunigan cut the lead to five with a 3 with 53 seconds left, Heavener missed a couple of chances to cut the margin.
Forced to foul, Alma made 3-5 free throws in the final 47 seconds to seal the win while holding Heavener scoreless.
The Lady Wolves trailed by 11 points going into the fourth quarter before outscoring Alma 7-3 to get back in the game. But during the rally, Heavener could only make 3-7 free throws to keep from making the score even closer.
After the score was tied at 9 following the first quarter, Alma took control by outscoring the Lady Wolves 17-7 in the second quarter to lead by 10 points at halftime.
Emily Yandell led Heavener with eight points. Sierra Bailey had 21 points to pace Alma.
Earlier in the day in the boys’ seventh-place game, Westside outscored the Wolves 22-14 in the final quarter to pull out a 75-71 win.