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
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FORT GIBSON

Coach: Jerry Walker

Record: 26-1

Rank: No. 2

Tournament history: 13th appearance (14-11) and ninth consecutive. … Champions in 2011, beating Cache 52-51 in OT. … Runner-up in 1990, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Taylor London; 5-5; Sr.; 5

Brooke Palmer; 5-10; Sr.; 17

Savannah Gray; 5-8; Jr.; 7

Allie Glover; 5-7; So.; 11

Cheyanne Johnson; 6-0; So.; 4

This season: Only loss was to Byng in area championship game. … Beat Muldrow in area consolation game. … Rotates as many as 10 players during game.

ANADARKO VS. VINITA, 7 P.M.

ANADARKO

Coach: Jeff Zinn

Record: 26-1

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: 16th appearance (14-13) and sixth consecutive. … Won last year's title, 46-37, over Fort Gibson. … Also won title in 2005. … Runner-up in 2000 and 2002.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Tandra King; 5-5; Fr.; 4.4

Ashley Beatty; 5-8; So.; 12.9

Lakota Beatty; 5-8; Sr.; 17.7

Kelia Pahcoddy; 5-7; Sr.; 10.0

Kylie Parker; 5-5; Sr.; 9.9

This season: Only loss to Class 6A No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe. … No team below Class 6A has come within 10 points. … Oklahoma State signee Lakota Beatty averages 4.6 assists per game.

VINITA

Coach: Scott Reed

Record: 22-8

Rank: No. 11

Tournament history: Ninth appearance (9-7) and sixth in a row. … State champions in 2009. … Runner-up in 1981.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Halie Liggett; 5-8; Sr.; 8.9

Kamry Chamberlain; 5-3; Jr.; 11.4

Megan Woodward; 5-6; Jr.; 6.2

Baylee Mendell; 5-7; So.; 6.9

Carsyn Spurgeon; 5-10; Fr.; 13.9

This season: Lost to Victory Christian in regionals, but won rematch in area. … Won 10 of last 11. … Spurgeon averages 8.2 rebounds per game. … Beat Cascia Hall in area consolation game.

MOUNT ST. MARY VS. BYNG, 8:30 P.M.

Coach: Rory Hamilton

Record: 23-5

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: Second appearance. … Lost to Perkins-Tryon in last season's first round.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Aimee Rischard; 5-5; Jr.; 11.2

Jordan Braun; 5-9; Jr.; 6.8

Adrienne Berry; 5-9; So.; 11.1

Jordan Hagood; 5-4; Jr.; 4.9

Kaely Bond; 5-11; Jr.; 14.8

This season: Beat Heritage Hall on Monday in area consolation. … 23 wins are a school record. … Rischard, Braun and Bond are 65-16 in three years.

BYNG

Coach: Matthew Fike

Record: 26-3

Rank: No. 6

Tournament history: 41st appearance (61-29). … First trip since 2002. … Won titles in 1936-38, 1940, 1951-52, 1965, 1969, 1975-76 and 1987. … Runner-up in 1939, 1941-42, 1955-57, 1977 and 1994.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Raetchel Gray; 5-7; Sr.; 10.1

Ashton Johnson; 5-7; Sr.; 14.0

Alexis Hill; 6-11; Jr.; 10.0

Breecia Crawford; 5-9; So.; 7.4

Tatum Hill; 5-8; Jr; 2.1

This season: Beat Fort Gibson in area championship game. … Gray averages four rebounds and four assists per game. … Beat Class 3A Lindsay, and Class 2A Tonkowa and Colbert.


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