Class 3A girls state basketball tournament capsules

A look at the competitors in the 3A girls state basketball tournament, which starts Thursday at State Fair Arena: Millwood, Verdigris, Hugo, Perkins-Tryon, Sulphur, Lindsay, Sequoyah-Tahlequah and Adair.
by Jacob Unruh Modified: March 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm •  Published: March 6, 2013
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Record: 26-0

Rank: No. 2

Tournament history: 10th appearance (4-9) and fifth in six years. … Runner-up in 1997. … First appearance came in 1995.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Lacey Shipp; 5-6; Sr.; 2.8

Bailey Wensler; 5-8; So.; 7.3

McKenzie Stanford; 6-0; Sr.; 13.6

Jeri Adkison; 5-6; Jr.; 5.7

Jordan Gorham; 6-0; Sr.; 16.2

This season: First undefeated regular season in school history. … Gorham has signed with Oklahoma Christian. … Gorham averages 10 rebounds and Stanford averages seven. … Wensler and Adkison each average 3.7 assists.

SULPHUR VS. LINDSAY, 7 p.m.

SULPHUR

Coach: Toby Todd

Record: 27-0

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: Third appearance (1-2). … Lost to Salina in the first round last season. … Other appearance came in 1923, when it lost to Wynona, 19-17, in the second round after first-round bye.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Ebony Harrison; 5-9; Sr.; 7

Darsha Reagle; 5-7; Sr.; 6

Ashley Hughes; 5-7; Sr.; 21

Tierana Richardson; 5-4; Sr.; 19

Bailee Eldred; 5-10; So.; 7

This season: Beat Texas Class 4A champion Georgetown. … Beat Hugo in area championship game. … Held opponents to average of less than 30 points. … Returned eight seniors from 2012 semifinal team.

LINDSAY

Coach: Jon Jacques

Record: 20-8

Rank: No. 12

Tournament history: Tournament history: 22nd appearance (21-18). … Champions in 1954, 1962 and 1968. … Runner-up in 1961, 1963 and 1976. … First appearance since 1989.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Brittany Lujan; 5-8; Jr. 14

Whitney Metker; 5-10; So.; 8

Ellanee Allison; 5-5; So.; 4

Macey Hatfield; 5-8; Sr.; 10

Molly Hibbard; 6-0; Sr.; 15

This season: Hibbard averages 10 rebounds. … Morgan Moore averages seven points off the bench. … Upset No. 6 Plainview in area consolation game.

SEQUOYAH-TAHLEQUAH VS. ADAIR, 8:30 p.m.

SEQUOYAH-TAHLEQUAH

Coach: Larry Shade

Record: 20-8

Rank: No. 11

Tournament history: Ninth appearance (12-5). … State champions in 2005, 2006, 2007. … Runner-up in 2008.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Courtney Jones; 5-6; Sr.; 12.0

Loren Young; 6-0; Jr.; 9.3

Audrey Ballou; 5-9; Jr.; 15.6

Kelsey Leach; 5-7; Jr.; 3.2

Baylee Ratliff; 5-8; So.; 5.0

This season: Young averages eight rebounds per game after returning from ACL tear late last season. … Leach was initially ruled ineligible by OSSAA in fall, but ruling was overturned. ... Ballou did not play until January due to eligibility issues.

ADAIR

Coach: Scott Winfield

Record: 27-0

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: 18th appearance (14-14) and eighth consecutive. … State champions in 1988, 1989 and 2009. … Runner-up in 2007.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Raven Campos; 5-6; Sr.; 10

Bailey Stephens; 5-10; Jr.; 8

Molly Kerr; 5-10; Jr.; 10

Randi Rogers; 5-5; Jr.; 4

Kylie Looney; 5-8; So.; 15

This season: Beat Verdigris 37-35 in area championship. … Kerr averages eight rebounds. … Anna Crawford averages 10 points off the bench.


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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