The Skiatook Lady Bulldogs knocked off Class 5A #5 Tahlequah at home 42-31 on January 28.

The double-digit win for the Lady Bulldogs marked only Tahlequah’s fifth loss of the year, their first loss in seven games, and the largest margin of defeat the top-5 team saw all year long.

And yet, the unranked Lady Bulldogs looked at ease and in control all game long. They were fearless out of the gate, building up a 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, and then outscoring the Tigers by 5 points once gain in the second quarter to go up 27-17 at halftime.

During the third quarter, Skiatook stumbled. The girls only managed to put up 2 points, while Tahlequah rallied with 10 points to bring the spread to 29-27, in favor of Skiatook.

After allowing a 10-2 run, a lot of teams might lose heart and give up. Skiatook did not. Instead, the ladies put together a masterful fourth quarter, scoring 13 points and only allowing 4 as they went on to win a 42-31 thriller and knock off a top-5 opponent.

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Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.