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

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.

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...
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