Class 4A girls basketball state tournament capsules

A closer look at the Class 4A girls state tournament competitors: Harrah, Cushing, Weatherford, Fort Gibson, Anadarko, Vinita, Mount St. Mary and Byng.
BY JACOB UNRUH Published: March 6, 2013

HARRAH VS. CUSHING, 2 P.M.

HARRAH

Coach: Curt Knox

Record: 19-9

Rank: No. 8

Tournament history: 15th appearance (15-13). … Won title in 1998, beating Bristow. … Runner-up in 1958, 1978, 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2010.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Bailey Mack; 5-9; Sr.; 12.6

Blake Blessington; 5-10; So.; 12.0

Darian Hill; 5-7; Jr.; 12.0

Ashley Dodd; 6-0; So.; 5.1

Allie Holcombe; 5-9; Jr.; 3.0

This season: Blessington averages 4.2 assists per game. … Mack averages 5.9 rebounds. … Went 1-6 against teams in Class 6A-3A state tournaments.

CUSHING

Coach: Brad Crace

Record: 24-1

Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: 11th appearance (10-9). … Won 1994 title, beating Byng, 53-43, in only championship-game appearance. … Made the semifinals seven other times.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Che'Ron Lewis; 5-10; Sr.; 18.6

Mariah Burris; 6-0; Sr.; 10.1

Shaunda Hayler; 5-6; Sr.; 6.6

Taylor Jones; 5-9; Sr.; 11.0

Mattea Jackson; 5-4; Sr.; 5.2

This season: Only loss to Class 5A Tulsa East Central. … Lewis has signed with Northeastern State University. … Lewis averages 11.3 rebounds per game.

WEATHERFORD VS. FORT GIBSON, 3:30 P.M.

WEATHERFORD

Coach: Dusty Torrey

Record: 25-2

Rank: No. 5

Tournament history: 10th appearance (6-8). … Won 2007 title, beating Fort Gibson 54-48. … First appearance came in 1990.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Jonna Malone; 5-9; Jr.; 3.8

Chandler Roof; 6-1; Jr.; 18.8

Rylie Torrey; 5-9; So.; 12.4

Michaela Davis; 5-10; Sr.; 7.5

Macy Stark; 5-7; Jr.; 9.8

This season: Beat Mount St. Mary twice and Harrah once. … Roof, who has a verbal offer from Wichita State and interest from others, is the daughter of former OSU linebacker Woody Roof. … Freshman Amanda Hart averages 7.1 points per game off the bench.