ELGIN – The Earlsboro Wildcats had a poor shooting night in their first game of regionals Thursday at Elgin, but fortunately were still able to salvage a 53-52 win against Chattanooga to continue on to Saturday's championship game.
The Wildcats were 17-of-53 from the field and 13-26 from the line in the contest.
Trailing 11-4 after the first, Earlsboro tied up at the half but fell back behind on an 18-14 performance in the third to trail 39-35. The boys outscored Chattanooga 18-13 in the fourth to take the victory.
Kaveon Sharp led all scorers with 22 points for the Wildcats. Elijah Stargell had 10 and Kobe Smith dropped nine. Trey Herron had nine points and eight boards.
No. 3 in Class B Earlsboro (24-3) will face No. 11 Duke (22-4) in the title game Saturday at 8 p.m.