After going into halftime tied 20-all, the Warriors (2-0) outscored their opponent, 33-22, in the second half to take home the victory.
Wade Mason's double-double led the way, scoring 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds, while Colton Pollard added 12 points and a career-high seven boards with Blake Mason chipping in 11 points and eight assists.
"It was a big event for our school and our community for our kids to play in an arena like that. Some kids will never play in that kind of environment again. They were definitely appreciative. We had a half-day of school for our school and community to travel down there and support our guys," OMA coach Lenny Williams said.
And while it was a great experience overall, it was also a learning experience that could help the Warriors reach their goals later in the season.
"It prepared us for the final four playing at Mercer in an environment like that. That's our goal. To get to the final four at Mercer. I think early in the season, if you can put a game together like that and have a stepping stone to get to our goals, it won't be an eye-opener when we step on the floor at the final four — if we get that far," Williams said. "We've already been there, done that in that environment."
The Warriors will take the court again tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Harvester.
OMA girls 42, Praise Academy 22: Jessi Fuller's 17-point effort led the Lady Warriors (2-0) to a 20-point win on Wednesday afternoon at Philips Arena.
"We started out slow, but once the awe of playing at Philips Arena wore off, we started to play OMA basketball," OMA coach Terrell Barkley said.
Anna Lane Tinsley added seven points in the win.
OMA will travel to Harvester for a 6 p.m. game tonight.
In prep basketball action from Tuesday night:
Villa Rica boys 65, East Paulding 45: The Wildcats ushered in the region schedule with a 20-point win at East Paulding on Tuesday night.
Josh Lay worked around foul trouble to lead VR (3-0, 1-0 Region 5-AAAAA) with 16 points, while Kelvin Bonds added a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double.
"I thought we played well defensively early, but got a little winded, a little fatigued and that caused some problems along with the press. I think that kept [East Paulding] in the game a little bit. Once we got our kids to rotate, we stopped their little run to start the third," VR coach Jason Robinson said. "Just a group effort offensively and defensively."
After playing four games on the road, including their scrimmage, the Wildcats will play at home for the first time this season on Friday against Paulding County — and it couldn't come at a better time.
"I think we need a game at home to get us feeling good about ourselves. Hopefully, we can knock down some shots Friday," Robinson said.
Villa Rica girls 53, East Paulding 47: The Lady Wildcats (2-1, 1-0) picked up a Region 5-AAAA opening win Tuesday night at East Paulding. The Lady Cats' junior-varsity team also won, 44-17.
VR will host Paulding County on Friday at 6 p.m.
West Georgia Tech women 65, Emmanuel College JV 40: Ta'Corria Mann's 17-point effort helped lead the Golden Knights (2-8) to a 25-point win at home.
Mann finished with a double-double, as she also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds. Victoria Conner added 14 points, while Sha'Ron Forte reached double figures with 12 points. Gabrielle Scott had 11 rebounds.
WGTC will be off until Dec. 6 when it travels to Denmark Tech.