A fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Meeker’s girls came up just short as Okemah registered a 35-33 semifinal triumph Thursday at the 66 Conference Tournament.

PRAGUE — A fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Meeker’s girls came up just short as Okemah registered a 35-33 semifinal triumph Thursday at the 66 Conference Tournament.

Trailing 31-21 after three quarters, Meeker pulled within 34-33 by hitting a free throw, but the second attempt was off the mark with 22 seconds remaining. Okemah then added a charity toss and Meeker missed a desperate shot attempt from beyond midcourt at the final buzzer.

Senior Ashley VanSchuyver fueled Meeker’s offense with 14 points, including 5 in the final eight minutes.

Meeker fought an uphill battle all night after being outscored 15-2 in the first quarter.

“In the first quarter, we had too many turnovers and I didn’t get us out of the zone quick enough. They hadn’t been shooting that well going into the game,” Meeker coach Clay Plunk said.

Neither team shot well at the charity stripe — Meeker 5-of-14 and Okemah 8-of-16.

Meeker will oppose Chandler in Saturday’s 3 p.m. third-place game.

Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.