PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The story: Carter made play after play in helping the Titans reach the state tournament for the ninth consecutive season. She averaged 18.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, more than three assists and more than two steals per game. The Oklahoma signee took over plenty of games, including in the third quarter of the first-round game at state, where she helped lift Carl Albert from a halftime deficit to beat Tahlequah.
The story: The Oklahoma State signee was once again sensational as a senior, averaging 17.7 points and more than four assists per game. Warriors coach Jeff Zinn said Beatty has the “best instincts of any girl I have ever seen.” She is the lone repeat Super 5 selection.
The story: Devers was a huge reason for the Spartans' run to the 6A title game, averaging 20.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.9 steals. She was especially good in the Spartans first two state tournament games, helping lift Bixby with a big fourth quarter in the opener against Edmond Memorial, then scoring 31 in a 52-46 win over Tulsa Union in the semifinals. She has signed with Central Arkansas.
The story: Mayberry came up huge in the state tournament, making big plays in all three of the Hornets wins en route to the title. In the championship game, she hit a pair of critical 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to hold off a Bixby rally and give Washington its first title since 2009. She averaged 11.9 points and more than three steals per game. Mayberry, the daughter of former Arkansas and NBA standout Lee Mayberry, recently committed to Oral Roberts.
The story: Overall, Jenks was in a rebuilding season with quite a few new starters and a first-year coach, but Washington was dominant. The North Carolina signee averaged 23.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game and was one of the best defenders around as well. She was the lone Oklahoma representative on the McDonald's All-American team and helped Team USA to gold at the U-17 World Championships.
COACH OF THE YEAR
The story: Perry's Vikings entered the seasons as favorites in 2A and finished as undefeated champions, beating some of the top teams in higher classes along the way. It was anything but a smooth ride, though, as Perry guided Northeast through a rough start off the court to help the Vikings win their first title since 1979.