Class 5A girls state basketball notebook: Shawnee looking for a repeat

The Wolves enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the class with a 24-2 record.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 3, 2013

The Antlers come into the tournament on a 12-game winning streak. Deer Creek's only losses came to No. 1 Shawnee in early December and to Class 3A Millwood in January.


Jordan Gilbert has been one of Carl Albert's most effective players this season, averaging 10.1 points and 4.8 rebounds.

But Gilbert was limited in Saturday's area consolation win that sent the Titans to the state tournament for the ninth consecutive season.

Gilbert recently had a flare up of the back problems that kept her out for her sophomore season but gutted it out, playing through pain to help Carl Albert beat Lawton MacArthur.

It's not clear how affected she'll be next week.

“Hopefully she can continue to get treatment and start feeling better by Thursday,” Titans coach Tim Price said.

by Ryan Aber
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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