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Class 2A girls state basketball tournament: Chelsea Dungee leads Preston to title game

The Oklahoma commit scored 14 of a game-high 16 points in the second half as the Pirates beat Tonkawa 49-41 at State Fair Arena.
by Scott Munn Modified: March 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm •  Published: March 14, 2014

Chelsea Dungee has been here before.

So as a seasoned sophomore, she offers this advice to Preston teammates as they enter Saturday’s 2 p.m. state championship basketball game for Class 2A girls:

Relax. Take care of the ball. Take one possession at a time.

Basic stuff, Dungee said after leading Preston to a 49-41 semifinal victory over Tonkawa on Friday afternoon at State Fair Arena. Dungee, who has already verbally committed to play college ball at Oklahoma, scored 14 of her game-high 16 points in the second half to help the Pirates (27-4) advance to their ninth title game at the Big House in school history.

The Pirates will play either Millwood or Cordell for the state championship. Those teams were scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Dungee hopes to add a gold ball to an impressive resume of achievements. Last summer alone, the 5-foot-10 forward helped her AAU team, Cy-Fair, win the Nike Nationals championship. She was also a member of the USA Basketball U-16 squad that won gold at the FIBA Americas Tournament.

“This one will be the most important to me,” Dungee said. “We spend all year with each other working hard — we just spend so many hours together trying to get better. It would be nice to win one with them.”

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by Scott Munn
Sports Assistant Editor
Scott Munn joined The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City Times sports staffs in October 1982. He spent a year as a formcharter, three years on the desk and 16 as a reporter. Scott has spent the last nine years as an evening assistant sports editor. Scott's...
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