TULSA — The scenario was nearly identical.

Stillwater High was behind by 10 points at the start of the fourth quarter Saturday. The Pioneers also trailed by 10 early in the fourth during Friday’s playoff opener against No. 13 Enid. Then they managed to rally and come away with an upset win.

Another comeback just wasn’t in the cards for SHS, mainly because of its poor shooting. The Pioneers connected on just 12-of-44 shots (27.2 percent) as it dropped a 50-38 decision to No. 4 Tulsa Union in the the Class 6A East Regional Tournament Championship at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center.

“I feel like we hurt ourselves,” said SHS coach Michael Davis. “There wasn’t a whole lot (Union) did that messed us up — we just couldn’t make shots. We weren’t aggressive like we were (Friday) and our guys were out of character in some situations. Just wasn’t our night.”

There were eight lead changes in the first half but Union closed the second quarter on an 8-0 run and led, 23-16, at halftime. The Redskins (17-7) grabbed several second-chance rebounds in the second half and SHS didn’t narrow the gap any closer than seven points.

Senior Sean Morgan led the Pioneers with 11 points and sophomore Connor Lamb added eight. For Union, 6-foot-9 forward Levi Giese led the way with 12 points and Tracy Moore — an Oklahoma State football signee — finished with eight.

Even though the Pioneers (11-13) didn’t claim the Regional title, their season will live on for at least another week. They will compete in the Area consolation semifinal this Friday at a time and site yet to be determined.

A loss would end Stillwater’s season, but a victory would put the Pioneers one game away from advancing to the State Tournament for the first time in 16 years.

“We’re really disappointed that we didn’t win the Regional but we still have a good opportunity ahead of us,” Davis said. “We still have our goals we’re trying to reach. We’ll get back to work Monday and hook it up.”

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