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Class 4A boys state basketball notebook: Douglass driving for No. 4; Stephen Clark playing with injured wrist

Douglass got a little bit of a scare Saturday night, narrowly surviving with a 74-70 win over Tulsa McLain, but the second-ranked Trojans are still fixed on winning their fourth consecutive Class 4A state championship.
by Scott Wright Published: March 3, 2013


Victory Christian easily has the best “How We Got to State” story for the week.

The Conquerors defeated Tulsa Central 72-71 Friday in the area championship. The winning bucket was scored on a play that began with six-tenths of a second left, and Victory under Central's basket.

Keats Calhoon, also the school's quarterback, threw a pass the length of the floor to Emmanuel Adesokan — a wide receiver in football, coincidentally — who caught the ball and quickly tossed up a one-handed shot that banked in for the win.


Harrah coach Bryan Jennings saw an obvious change in his team from the first two months of the season, when the Panthers were 11-6, to the final stretch, when the won 10 of 11 games.

“It really comes down to shooting the ball,” Jennings said. “In the last part of the season, we've shot the ball much better as a team, and that's been the biggest factor in what we've done down the stretch.

“You're getting 10-12 more points per game off the same amount of shot attempts. And when the ball goes in, everybody gains confidence.”

His son, Collin Jennings, leads the team in scoring at 17.7 points per game.