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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MILLWOOD VS. VERDIGRIS, 2 p.m.

MILLWOOD

Coach: Arnelia Spears

Record: 23-4


Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: 20th appearance (21-16) and seventh consecutive. … State champions in 1990, 2008 and 2012. … Runner-up in 1991, 1993, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Nykiah Hines; 5-5; Fr.; 3.5

Keviona Grissom; 6-0; Sr.; 10.5

Teanna Reid; 5-6; Sr.; 17.0

Mekale Chapple; 5-10; Sr.; 5.2

Raven Prince; 6-0; So.; 7.9

This season: Reid averages 5.3 assists per game. … Grissom averages 7.5 rebounds. … Beat Lindsay in regionals.

VERDIGRIS

Coach: Mike Buntin

Record: 24-4

Rank: No. 5

Tournament history: Fifth appearance (2-4) and second consecutive. … Runner-up in 2006. … Also made the tournament in 2007 and 2008.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Stacia Payne; 5-8; Sr.; 13.4

Baileigh O'Dell; 5-4; Jr.; 17.2

Courtney Risenhoover; 5-10; So.; 10.1

Caitlyn Hanslovan; 5-4; Jr.; 6.2

Camry Collins; 5-6; Sr.; 4.0

This season: Beat Sequoyah-Tahlequah twice. … O'Dell averages 5.2 assists per game. … Lost to Adair in area championship game.

HUGO VS. PERKINS-TRYON, 3:30 p.m.

HUGO

Coach: Chris Scott

Record: 19-8

Rank: No. 18

Tournament history: Second appearance. … Also made the tournament in 1994, beating Millwood in the first round before falling to Oologah in the semifinals.

Lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Ray'Shionne Smith; 5-5; So.; 11

Sarah Simpson; 5-6; Jr.; 5

Torrii Tarkington; 5-6; So.; 8

Tella Fleeks; 5-5; Jr.; 3

Beautiful Brown; 5-6; So.; 5

This season: Lost to Sulphur in area championship game. … Came back to beat Atoka in consolation game. … Brown averages seven rebounds.

PERKINS-TRYON

Coach: Jerry Burnett

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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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