OKEMAH – Less-than-desirable defense and poor free-throw shooting were costly for Prague’s girls as they dropped a 55-50 decision to Okemah Tuesday night.

Okemah converted 17-of-21 free throws for 80.9%. Prague finished at just 56.2% by canning 9-of-16.

Prague (6-3) jumped out to a 10-3 lead but couldn’t sustain the early prosperity.

Adisyn Auld headed Prague’s scoring with 20 points. Teammate Diana Manning contributed 16 and Taylor Hodges finished with 12.

Auld and Hodges collected two 3-point shots apiece.

“We played very porous defense,” Bethel coach Benny Burnett said. ”Their leading scorer was able to get to keep getting to the bucket on us. She just penetrated and got too many layups. We didn’t do anything from the third quarter on.”

Boys

Okemah 70, Prague 44

Prague (4-3) gave up 13 field goals from beyond the 3-point line.

Okemah was never pressed after blasting out to an 18-9 lead after one quarter.

Trip Davis led Prague with 12 points, including one trey. Trevor McGinnis garnered 10 points and Nate Lester added nine, including three 3-pointers.

Prague’s squads will be idle until Jan. 7 when they entertain Seminole.

Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.