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Class 5A girls basketball state tournament capsules

A closer look at the 5A girls state tournament competitors: Tulsa East Central, Del City, Deer Creek, Collinsville, Tulsa Memorial, Shawnee, Tahlequah and Carl Albert.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 6, 2013
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Record: 20-7

Rank: No. 9

Tournament history: 10th appearance (8-8). … First since 1985. ... Won 1984 title, beating Clinton 60-58 in double overtime. … Runner-up in 1985 and 1983.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Haylie Kirby; 5-4; Sr.; 5

Shelbie Kirby; 5-4; Sr.; 17

Sawyer Salisbury; 5-9; So.; 5

Madie Vaughn; 5-11; So.; 6

Kyrston Wheeler; 6-0; Sr.; 8

This season: Wheeler did not play as a junior and came back to average 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. … Several players have mothers that played on Collinsville's last state tournament teams, including the 1984 championship.

TULSA MEMORIAL VS. SHAWNEE, 7 p.m.

TULSA MEMORIAL

Coach: Raby Leyva

Record: 14-12

Rank: No. 14

Tournament history: Sixth appearance (1-5). … Fourth appearance in five years. … Lone win came in 2010. … First appearance came in 1979.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Faith Ihim; 5-9; Jr.; 23.7

Jessica Patterson; 5-6; Sr.; 6.4

Alexia Reed; 5-8; Sr.; 6.1

Sarah Short; 5-9; Jr.; 5.4

Kala Whayne; 5-1; Sr.; 2.3

This season: Bounced back to return to state after going 6-16 last season. … Won first six games before losing six in a row. … Ihim averages 13.5 rebounds. … Patterson averages 3.8 assists.

SHAWNEE

Coach: Wendi Wells

Record: 24-2

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: Third appearance (4-1). … Won last year's title, beating Tulsa East Central 45-41. … Lost to McGuinness in 2011 semifinals.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

McKenzie Cooper; 5-8; Jr.; 15.9

Kelsey Simmons; 5-6; Fr.; 4.3

Bailey Taylor; 5-6; So.; 12.3

Shaiann Tramble; 5-5; So.; 3.8

Micaela Yu; 5-10; Sr.; 14.2

This season: Back in the tournament as defending champions after losing four starters off that team. … Yu averages 5.8 rebounds. … Freshman Monique Tramble comes off the bench to average 3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists.

TAHLEQUAH VS. CARL ALBERT, 8:30 p.m.

Tahlequah

Coach: Chad Walker

Record: 17-9

Rank: No. 7

Tournament history: Fourth appearance (4-3) and first since 2001. … Runner-up in 1999 and 2001. … First appearance came in 1983.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Casey Beaston; 5-10; Sr.; 9

Paige Carnes; 6-0; Sr.; 2

Marisa Girdner; 5-4; Jr.; 10

Alissa Hadley; 5-6; Sr.; 7

Whitney Wright; 5-8; Jr.; 11

This season: Made the tournament despite losing three starters to injury. … Beat Tulsa Memorial and split with Collinsville. … Randee O'Donnell averages 11 points. … Beastona verages 7 rebounds.

CARL ALBERT

Coach: Tim Price

Record: 21-6

Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: 18th appearance (23-13) and ninth consecutive. … Won titles in 1988, 1989, 1996 and 2000. … Runner-up in 1998, 1999 and 2009.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Gioya Carter; 5-9; Sr.; 18.5

Brianna Duchane; 5-6; Sr.; 4.4

Jordan Gilbert; 5-9; Jr.; 10.1

Daesha Pearson; 5-8; Jr.; 7.2

Asher Sutterfield; 5-8; So.; 2.7

This season: Beat Lawton MacArthur in area consolation final to advance to state. … Carter averages 8.1 rebounds. … Gilbert bounced back from missing her sophomore season due to injury to become the Titans' second-leading scorer.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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