With 51 points Saturday, Douglass point guard and Oklahoma State signee Stephen Clark closed his career with 3,312 points, ending in fifth place all-time in Oklahoma boys basketball. Clark's 51 also tied him for the fourth-most points scored in a boys state tournament game.
Here are the eight players in state history to score at least 3,000 points: Rotnei Clarke, Verdigris, 3,758; Keiton Page, Pawnee, 3,709; Ty Harman, Maud, 3,639; Kelenna Azubuike, Victory Christian, 3,530; Stephen Clark, Douglass, 3,312; Dalen Qualls, Stratford, 3,290; Lane Adams, Red Oak, 3,251; Kenneth Johnson, Grandfield, 3,191.
Douglass became the sixth school to win four consecutive boys basketball state titles.
The others are Oklahoma Christian School from 2004-07, Bishop McGuinness from 1998-2001, Tulsa Washington from 1984-87, Millwood from 1978-81 and Star Spencer from 1976-79.
In the last four seasons, Douglass never lost a game inside the Oklahoma borders. The only in-state school to beat the Trojans in that span was Tulsa Washington in November 2011 at a tournament in Dallas.
Douglass' last loss in Oklahoma was to Star Spencer in the 2009 state semifinals.
BIG MEN BOOST DOUGLASS
While it seemed like Stephen Clark was able to do it all on his own in Douglass' Class 4A championship victory Saturday, he and the Trojans got a lot of help from their big men.
Junior Deondre Clark had eight points and nine rebounds, and senior Glenn Banks was constantly busy around the rim.
The 6-foot-4 senior had 14 rebounds, 10 of which came on the offensive end and helped him pile up 16 points.
“That's my role, just get hustle points, get rebounds and do whatever I've got to do to help us get the ‘W,'” Banks said.
EDWARDS LIKES OU
Oklahoma, Oral Roberts and Arkansas-Little Rock are mainly recruiting Northeast senior guard T'ona Edwards.
After leading Northeast to a 53-36 victor against Alva on Saturday to win the Class 2A state championship, Edwards said she likes the Sooners at this point. However, nothing appears close to being final.
“Because it's close to home,” she said. “But I have to go out there next week (to talk to coach Sherri Coale) and we'll go from there.”