OWASSO – The No. 16 in Class 6A Shawnee girls basketball team earned a 53-49 win over No. 19 Sapulpa Friday night in the Region 4 tournament to knock off Sapulpa and advance to Monday's regional title game against Owasso.
The Lady Wolves led 24-19 at the halftime break but an 18-15 Sapulpa run shortened Shawnee's lead to 39-37 going to the fourth.
Makyra Tramble and Lauren Fields each had 16 points for Shawnee and Monica Brooks put in six.
By winning the first game of regionals and earning the shot to play for the title, the Lady Wolves have secured a spot in the area tournament. If they lose to Owasso Monday, they will play in a consolation bracket and will need to win two area games to advance to state. In beating Owasso, they would move to the winner's bracket putting them one win away from state in the double-elimination playoffs.