Class 6A girls state basketball tournament capsules

A closer look at the 6A girls state tournament competitors: Bixby, Edmond Memorial, Norman North, Tulsa Union, Tulsa Washington, Southmoore, Edmond Santa Fe and Broken Arrow.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 6, 2013
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TULSA UNION

Coach: Jim Stacy

Record: 17-10

Rank: No. 11

Tournament history: 16th appearance (9-14). … State champions in 2008. … Runner-up in 1987.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Amaya Christon; 5-6; Jr.; 2.5

I'mani Davis; 6-0; Sr.; 16.1

Kensley Fox; 5-7; Jr.; 7.4

Brittany Hill; 5-4; Sr.; 7.9

Esther Udoumoh; 5-10; Jr.; 8.6

This season: Played five teams in the field, going a combined 4-4. … Davis, a Tennessee State signee, averaged 11.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists. … Udoumoh averages 8.1 rebounds.

TULSA WASHINGTON VS. SOUTHMOORE, 7 p.m.

TULSA WASHINGTON

Coach: Annette Kennedy

Record: 24-2

Rank: No. 6

Tournament history: 15th appearance (10-12) and 11th in 12 seasons. … Won titles in 2008 and 2009. … Runners-up in 2004.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Mikayla Alexander; 5-7; Sr.; 8.6

Rachel Block; 5-6; Sr.; 6.7

Tori Cooks; 5-6; Sr.; 6.3

Makenzie Ellis; 6-1; So.; 9.1

Kaylan Mayberry; 5-5; Sr.; 11.1

This season: Ellis averages 5.5 rebounds. … Beat Muskogee to advance to state tournament. … Only losses came to Sapulpa and Tulsa Union. … Won 12 consecutive games.

SOUTHMOORE

Coach: Britney Kannady-Sayes

Record: 22-5

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: First appearance.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Cydni Campbell; 5-6; Jr.; 3.9

Kyra Gilbert; 5-8; Sr.; 10.5

Kyeria Hannah; 6-0; So.; 9.9

Serithia Hawkins; 6-0; So.; 11.8

Kayla Tucker; 5-7; Sr.; 14.3

This season: Hawkins averages 10.9 rebounds. … Tucker averages 5.4 assists. … Bailey Olsen comes off the bench to average 5.4 points and 4.2 rebounds. … Beat Norman North twice and went 1-2 against Edmond Memorial.

EDMOND SANTA FE VS. BROKEN ARROW

EDMOND SANTA FE

Coach: Paul Bass

Record: 23-1

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: Eighth appearance (9-5) and fifth consecutive. … Two-time defending champion. … Beat Edmond Memorial, 44-41 to win last year's title. … Beat Midwest City 56-36 to win 2011 championship.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Alaina Cooper; 6-0; So.; 5.6

Cameerah Graves; 5-8; Sr.; 10.4

Jobi Heath; 5-7; So.; 4.5

Tamara Lee; 5-8; Jr.; 6.6

Mariah Williams; 5-7; Jr.; 6.6

This season: Williams averages 5.6 rebounds. … Graves averages 5 assists and 3.5 steals. … Beat Edmond Memorial and Tulsa Union during the regular season. … Lone loss came to Putnam City in the season's second game.

BROKEN ARROW

Coach: Mike Hughes

Record: 16-10

Rank: No. 14

Tournament history: 10th appearance (4-8). … Last appearance came in 2002. … Won title in 1983, their first appearance, beating Muskogee 73-70.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Amari Dennis; 5-11; Jr.; 8.0

Alexis Goulden; 5-3; Fr.; 7.0

Darian Jackson; 5-9; Fr.; 5.0

Whitney Stanley; 5-6; Sr.; 2.3

Toree Thompson; 5-9; Jr.; 22.0

This season: Thompson averages 7 rebounds. … Upset No. 5 Bartlesville in area consolation finals. … Tierra Jones comes off the bench to average 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. … Split with Bixby and lost twice to Tulsa Union.

by Ryan Aber
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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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