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Ike girls start slow, fall to Carl Albert; Mac boys lose to Blanchard in 'Darko

A flat start put the Eisenhower girls in an early hole against Carl Albert Monday, a hole they were never quite able to get out of as they fell to the Titans, 43-35 in the consolation championship at the Lady Jags Classic at Westmoore.

The Eagles (2-7) were only able to muster eight first-half points, but only trailed by six at halftime. Ike entered the fourth quarter trailing by 14. The Eagles finally found their shooting stroke late and were able to cut into the deficit, but coach Daniel Wall said his team will have to play more focused and more complete basketball to win games.

"We just came out flat," Wall said. "We just seemed distracted, I don't know by what. We didn't seem awake. I was proud of the way we fought back but we need to play for four quarters."

Ginger Reece provided 17 points for the Eagles, but no other Ike player had more than two field goals. Wall said the sluggish start on offense is something that will need to change.

"Offensively, we struggled," Wall said. "It was a low-scoring first half, third quarter wasn't much better. Fourth quarter, we finally showed up, finally woke up."

The road does not get any easier for the Eagles, as they have an extremely busy week ahead of them, beginning with a trip to Class 6A No. 11 Midwest City tonight, as well as games against city rival MacArthur on Friday and Enid on Saturday. Although the road is tough, Wall and his team did receive good news this week.

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