Bixby's Christina Devers draws motivation from getting cut

SUPER 5 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM — Christina Devers says she got nixed from a few teams when she was younger. Now a senior, Devers helped lift the Spartans into the 6A championship game and averaged 20.1 points.
by Ryan Aber Published: April 13, 2013
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photo - Christina Devers, Bixby High School girls basketball player and member of Girls Super 5, poses for a photo at the OPUBCO studio in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Christina Devers, Bixby High School girls basketball player and member of Girls Super 5, poses for a photo at the OPUBCO studio in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“Of course, we wanted it to go better by bringing home a gold ball but I think we made history,” Devers said. “We did all we could do and it got us really far.”

Devers also benefited at the end from the earlier loss of star forward Stevi Parker.

Parker missed 11 games, and although the Spartans struggled during her absence, Devers had to learn to adjust without her.

“It made us a better team for when she got back,” Devers said. “It made other people step up and become better players and it made me make an effort to make other people better and get them more involved.”

Devers has signed with Central Arkansas.

The dimensions she added to her game this year figure to help her plenty at the next level.

“I like to share the ball, attack the hole and I will pull up and shoot,” Devers said. “I consider myself a pretty well-rounded player. I do what I need to do to help us win.”

by Ryan Aber
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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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