ADA — Through eight games, the Mustang Lady Broncos’ 2005-2006 season would make a terrible movie.

Mustang — 7-0 and ranked No. 2 in Class 6A — had beaten every opponent by at least 16 points coming into Friday night’s showdown with defending Class A champion Frontier in the title game of the 29th Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Tournament.

And even more impressive, the Lady Broncos breezed through the 2005 portion of one of the most anticipated seasons in school history without a single catfight to speak of.   

“This team has no drama,” Mustang coach Nichole Copeland said after her club rallied from a seven-point first-half deficit to subdue Frontier and tournament MVP Jenna Plumley, 64-51, and claim the Mid-America title. “They’re so cohesive and so much fun to coach. They have each other’s backs.”

But for the first three quarters of Friday’s game, the Lady Broncos — who destroyed defending Class B champ Dover (winner of Friday’s third-place game) Thursday night — had their backs against the wall.

Plumley, a 5-3 dynamo who will play for the University of Oklahoma next season, capped a remarkable tournament run with 31 points Friday  — including 18 in what might have been the most impressive opening quarter by a single player in the Mid-America’s storied history.

Frontier sprinted to a 22-16 lead after one period — with Plumley draining four 3-pointers, two layups and two free throws and assisting on one of the Lady Mustangs’ other two buckets in the quarter — and, after leading, 31-29, at halftime, trailed only 46-44 heading to the final period.

In the fourth quarter, though, Mustang finally flexed its considerable muscle, turning the weary Lady Mustangs inside out with a combination of 3-point shooting and the bruising low post game of six-foot senior Lucy Ramon.

Ramon, who picked up two fouls in the first 1:36 of the contest and scored only four first-half points, went 7-for-9 and scored 16 in the second half — including nine straight points in a decisive span of less than two minutes early in the fourth quarter.

“We wanted to work from the inside out in the first half, but we couldn’t because I was on the bench with three fouls,” said Ramon, who joined Mustang senior guard Lauren Reel and Plumley on the all-tournament team.

“Lucy hadn’t had to dominate like that all year,” Copeland said. “She wanted the ball.

“It was awesome to get challenged like that and come back,” Copeland added. “I think we showed a lot of maturity.”

Sophomore guard Kaitlin Ellison gave Mustang a 49-44 lead with her third 3-pointer of the game (on an assist from Ramon) just 10 seconds into the fourth quarter, and, after Frontier’s Jordan Gardner hit one of two free throws, another Mustang sophomore, 5-11 Lacy Ramon (Lucy’s sister), drained her second 3-pointer of the game to make it 52-45.

Amber Swan — who also made the all-tournament squad for Frontier after scoring in double figures Friday (11 points) for the third straight game — hit a pair of free throws to trim the lead to five, but Lucy Ramon nailed a short jumper off a feed from her sister with 6:32 left to ignite a personal 9-0 run that ended with her 3-point play at the 4:55 mark to make it 61-47.

“In the first half, they (the Lady Broncos) didn’t use their post players,” Frontier coach Clay Stephens said after seeing his club — which had defeated previously unbeaten Elgin (No. 3 in Class 4A) and Perkins-Tryon (No. 6 in 3A) Wednesday and Thursday — fall to 8-3 on the season. “When they started to go down low, their guards were wide open, and they hit their shots.

“Mustang beat Dover pretty handily (69-33), and they might have been a little flat starting off tonight thinking they were going to do the same thing to us,” he added. “Jenna is exceptional, but we just got a little tired.”

After her sizzling start (6-of-9 from the field in the first quarter), Plumley was just 3-for-13 before hitting a pair of layups late in the fourth period with the verdict no longer in doubt. For the tournament, she averaged 27.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, six assists and 4.3 steals per game.

“Plumley is a phenomenal talent, but I noticed that she usually starts off hot and tends to wear down because she does so many things,” Copeland said. “We run, run, run, and that finally wore them down.”

Lucy Ramon had seven rebounds to go with her 20 points, and Reel (11 points, four assists and five rebounds) and Lacy Ramon (10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists) were also in double figures for the Lady Broncos.

Swan joined Plumley in double figures for Frontier, but Gardner (nine points) was the only other player to score for the Lady Mustangs.

Mustang, meanwhile, got at least four points and/or three rebounds from seven different players, and the Lady Broncos outrebounded Frontier, 48-24. Sophomores Jordan Pyle (who led the tournament in rebounding with just over eight a game) and Autumn Foley had seven rebounds apiece in the win.

MID-AMERICA NOTES: In addition to Mustang’s Ramon and Reel and Frontier’s Plumley and Swan, the all-tournament team included Whitney Harris of Byng (who scored in double figures in all three games and hit the game-winning shot in Thursday’s victory over Marietta), Jennifer DeGarmo of Elk City (second in tournament scoring behind Plumley at 22.7 per game), Courtney Bayhylle of Perkins-Tryon, Dover’s Krista Bullis and Elgin’s Kasi Rawls and Maggie Oliver.