Class 6A girls basketball: Kaylan Mayberry leads Tulsa Washington to title

Kaylan Mayberry drilled five 3-pointers as the Lady Hornets beat Bixby 52-46 to win the Class 6A state title.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 9, 2013
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TULSA — Kaylan Mayberry never had a sense that there was something she needed to live up to in basketball.

Her father, Lee, played in the NBA for seven seasons.

Her sister, Taleya, won two state championships at Tulsa Washington and is wrapping up her senior season at Tulsa.

Saturday, Kaylan was the basketball star of the family, drilling five 3-pointers as the Lady Hornets beat Bixby 52-46 to win the Class 6A state title.

“I just play my own game,” Kaylan said. “My dad always told me never to feel pressure because of who he was.”

For the second time in three state tournament games, Mayberry took over late.

After Tulsa Washington watched its 10-point lead disappear in the space of five minutes, it was Mayberry who helped the Hornets regain control.

When Bixby's Christina Devers drilled a 3-pointer with just less than five minutes remaining to put the Spartans ahead for the first time since the first quarter, Mayberry responded seconds later with a 3-pointer of her own.

Two minutes later, Mayberry hit another 3-pointer to break a tie.

Late in the game, with the outcome decided, Tulsa Washington coach Annette Kennedy stopped Mayberry as she passed.

“You're a true Mayberry, aren't you?” Kennedy asked. “She had a lot to live up to and she's certainly done that.”


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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