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Class 4A girls state basketball notebook: Anadarko, Byng play waiting game

Top-ranked Anadarko and No. 6 Byng are both waiting to see what their first-round matchup will be on Thursday at Southern Nazarene University.
by Jacob Unruh Published: March 3, 2013

Roof, the daughter of Weatherford athletic director and former Oklahoma State football player Woody Roof, is averaging 18.8 points and 8.1 rebound per game. She has a verbal offer from Wichita State and is receiving interest from OSU, Arkansas-Little Rock, North Texas and Oral Roberts.

Weatherford (25-2) opens against Fort Gibson (26-1) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.


For the ninth straight year, Fort Gibson is back in the state tournament.

And it had to make it the hard way after losing to Byng in the area championship game for its first loss this season. The Tigers beat Muldrow on Saturday, though, to advance.

“I really was proud of our girls for coming back the next day because losing on Friday is one thing, but when it's your first loss of the season and you lose on Friday and then you've got to regroup, then it's a little tougher,” Fort Gibson coach Jerry Walker said.

Walker brought his team back to Fort Gibson after the loss and immediately set their sights on Muldrow with a walkthrough, film and pizza.

“That way they went to bed that night with Muldrow on their mind instead of Byng on their mind,” he said. “Just try to change the scenery and change the setup, and it worked.”

by Jacob Unruh
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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