Guy Ellis

The Fairland Lady Owls basketball team dropped a 61-24 final to Quapaw in the opening round of the Afton Coca Cola Classic Tournament Tuesday.

The Lady Owls (0-3) faced a 15-2 score at the end of the first quarter and never managed to recover as Quapaw pulled out a 36-9 lead at the break.

The Lady Wildcats (2-1) were led by high-scorer Kaityn Brumley with 15 points. Paige Radford posted 13, including three treys, while Katie King rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11.

Suzanne Pascoe was the Fairland high scorer with eight points. Emily Shelton landed seven while Courtney Summers added five.

The Lady Wildcats faced tournament host Afton on Thursday while the Lady Owls awaited their opponent in the consolation bracket.