Share “Class 5A girls state basketball notes:...”

Class 5A girls state basketball notes: Carl Albert prepping for Collinsville's 6-4 freshman

Some basketball coaches have been known to stretch the truth a little when listing their players’ heights on the roster. But Carl Albert coach Tim Price says that’s not the case with Collinsville 6-foot-4 freshman Mallory Vaughn.
Oklahoman Published: March 9, 2014
Advertisement

Some basketball coaches have been known to stretch the truth a little when listing their players’ heights on the roster.

But Carl Albert coach Tim Price says that’s not the case with Collinsville 6-foot-4 freshman Mallory Vaughn.

“She’s a legit 6-4,” Price said. “There’s no exaggeration there. It’s gonna cause matchup problems, because we’re 5-9 and under. It’s gonna be a game of contrasting styles, because we’re going to be smaller and quicker and trying to play at a faster pace.”

Price’s Titans are led by Jordan Gilbert, a 5-9 senior who has signed with Oral Roberts. She averages team-bests in points (12.2) and rebounds (7.3).

Carl Albert and Collinsville square off at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sapulpa.

Chickasha has size, too

Vaughn isn’t the only 6-foot-4 player in the 5A girls tournament. Chickasha’s Taylor Sylvester is 6-4 as well.

The sophomore is averaging 6.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and has blocked 111 shots, an average of 4.4 per game.

Continue reading this story on the...

by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
+ show more


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    VIDEO: Russell Westbrook throws down alley-oop dunk over ... Enes Kanter
  2. 2
    NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager's leukemia has returned, according to son
  3. 3
    Carrie Underwood Shares First Photo Of Baby Boy
  4. 4
    Who will take top honors at iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015?
  5. 5
    Reporters refuse Obama's dismissal from golf course, are sent to the 'shed' | WashingtonExaminer.com
+ show more