VELMA — During the playoffs, time is the ultimate currency.

VELMA — During the playoffs, time is the ultimate currency.

Unfortunately for the Turner Falcons, their account came up empty on Thursday against Waurika.

Despite holding a five point halftime lead and an advantage early in the fourth quarter, the Falcons weren’t able to hold off the Waurika Eagles, as Turner was eliminated in the Regional Consolation Quarterfinals by a score of 45-40 at J.M. Carey Fieldhouse on the campus of Velma-Alma High School.

Waurika led 10-6 at the end of the first quarter, before the Falcons stormed back before halftime.

Turner managed to grab a 20-15 lead going to the break, but it was far from solid as the third quarter began.

The Falcons biggest lead in the third quarter was four points multiple times, but Turner could never expand on its advantage.

It was something Waurika was more than happy to exploit, as the Eagles eventually tied the game at 26-26 with 39 seconds left in the third quarter, before taking a one point lead into the fourth thanks to a free throw which was shot after a foul was called when the horn sounded.

Turner made sure to jump back in front quickly as the fourth began, as the Falcons led 28-27 just 19 seconds into the frame.

However, 30 seconds later it was the Eagles time to shine as they grabbed a 30-28 lead and never looked back.

The closest Turner got down the stretch was 33-30, as Waurika outscored the Falcons 12-10 down the stretch to advance in the playoffs.

Justice Hartman led the Falcons with 14 points in the game followed by Tyler Campbell with 11 points.

Devin Davis added six points while Ridge Parker scored five points.

Turner finishes the season with an overall record of 15-12 under first year head coach Jimmy Voight