LANCASTER — The Red Oak Hawks found out on Thursday why the Lancaster Tigers are the first place team in District 15-4A following 79-57 loss in a game that was rescheduled due to inclement weather days before.

The win extends Lancaster’s lead to three games as it sits undefeated in district with a 7-0 record, 19-5 overall.

Red Oak, which was alone in second place in the district standings, falls to 4-3, 12-12 on the year.

The Hawks players will play again Friday.

“We just have to forget about this loss, not think about it because we have to come right back and play tomorrow,” Red Oak coach Stephen Foster said. “That was as good as I had ever seen Lancaster play and we just didn’t play very well.”

Foster admitted that the loss essentially took Red Oak out of contention for a district title.

“We’re going to now look at being the second best team in our district,” Foster said.

Entering this week’s scheudled games, Mabank, West Mesquite and Terrell were all tied with 3-3 marks.

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