Siegel's boys won a battle of runs on Friday night and emphatically handed Oakland its first District 7 loss with a 58-38 home victory.
The game was a story of runs as the Stars were up by one late in the first half. Siegel went on a 14-2 run over a six and a-half minute stretch to go up 36-23.
Before the end of the third stanza, however, Oakland got right back in it on a 10-2 spurt to cut it to five at 38-33 behind a pair of field goals by Price Tramel.
During the final quarter, Oakland went cold and Siegel kept scoring, and a dunk by Brennon Marsh sent the crowd in a frenzy, along with a 3-pointer by Matthew Schneider to make it 47-36 Siegel. The two teams will meet again at Oakland on Feb. 6.
"Credit the student body for coming out," Siegel coach Dyron Birdwell said. " Our crowd was great tonight. Oakland brought a great crowd as well, tonight, and that's what high school sports in Rutherford County is all about."
Siegel had three players in double figures. Zion Swader had 19 points, Matthew Schneider had 18 and Jaylan Wetzel had 10 points. Oakland was led in scoring by D.D. Anderson with 12.
"They did a great job with their pressure, but we were not consistent offensively or defensively, and we did not do a good job of finishing," Oakland coach Troy Bond said.
Oakland (38): D. D. Anderson 12, MJ Grant 8, Price Tramel 8, Antonio Patterson 6, Joshua Edmundson 2, Kenneth Cole 2
Siegel (58): Zion Swader 19, Matthew Schneider 18, Jaylan Wetzel 10, Martise Jackson 6, Elijah Buckner 3, Brennon Marsh 2
Oakland 54, Siegel 26
Oakland raced out to a 29-17 lead at halftime and coasted from there, allowing Siegel just nine points in the second half.
The Lady Patriots did the task without Claira McGowan, who was injured in practice earlier in the week and her status is still unknown for future games.
"I am super proud of our girls," Oakland coach Shelby Campbell said. "We came ready to play. Siegel has improved since last year as we have already scouted them twice and still did not know what we were going to get as we only saw them on film."
The Lady Pats also had three players hit double digits as Ni'kiah Chesterfield had 15, Nicole Egeruoh 13 and Terianna Covington 11 points. Siegel was led by Serenity Lillard scoring 13.
"When you are young you put yourself in bad situations, and in the post we are undersized and we try to help her out in there but it is very difficult," Siegel coach Shawn Middleton said. "We have scouted them twice already and went over things, but you are going to be up and down because we are so young."
Oakland (54): Ni'kiah Chesterfield 15, Nicole Egeruoh 13, Terianna Covington 11, Myah Sutton 5, Elizabeth Nelson 4, Erykah Collier 4, Destiny Newman 2
Siegel (26): Serenity Lillard 13, Azariah Abell 5, Atira Davis 4, Shaiyana Booker 2, Erin Vanhook 2