In the regional round of the playoffs, there needs to be an element of luck in order to advance.

In the regional round of the playoffs, there needs to be an element of luck in order to advance.

Unfortunately for the No. 17 Plainview Lady Indians, there wasn’t a break in store for them Thursday night against No. 15 Bishop McGuinness.

Despite holding an early advantage, the Lady Indians couldn’t stop the Irish down the stretch as they suffered a 47-44 heartbreaking defeat in the regional semifinals at McLoud High School. 

Plainview will now drop into the regional consolation bracket, where the Lady Indians will face off against Heritage Hall today at 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall High School in Oklahoma City. 

A victory for the Lady Indians would advance them to the regional consolation championship game Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. 

At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Indians led 13-8, and seemed to be in control.

However, Bishop McGuinness went on a 9-6 run to end the first half, cutting the Lady Indians lead to just two points at 19-17 going into the break.

Things seemed to be swinging back in favor of the Lady Indians after the third quarter as Plainview outscored the Irish 12-8 to grab a 31-25 advantage.

But down the stretch the Lady Indians offense went cold as they could only manage 13 points in the fourth quarter, while Bishop McGuinness put up their highest offensive output of the game with 22 points to steal the victory.

Anna Simmons led the Lady Indians with 12 points in the game followed by Riley Grant and Megan Winchester each with nine points. 

Amiya Howard and Emilie Hudson each scored four points for Plainview against Bishop McGuinness Thursday night.