Class A girls: Okarche beats Cheyenne/Reydon in rematch to win championship

The Lady Warriors' 59-47 win over Cheyenne/Reydon won them the Class A state championship and made up for a pair of recent sour memories in the process.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 2, 2013

photo - Okarche celebrates as they win the Class A girls state championship game between Okarche and Cheyenne/Reydon in the State Fair Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Okarche celebrates as they win the Class A girls state championship game between Okarche and Cheyenne/Reydon in the State Fair Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

‘That was the worst feeling ever,” Morgan Vogt said. “Watching them celebrate on the floor last year left us wanting never to experience that again. We wanted to be the ones celebrating.”

They also made up for a 41-40 loss to Cheyenne/Reydon in last last week's area finals, forcing Okarche into the consolation bracket.

“It's redemption,” Kenadey Grellner said. “It means a lot — even more after we lost to them earlier.”

Okarche hit 23 of 30 from the free-throw line, including 8 of 9 from Kenadey Grellner in the fourth quarter. Rae Grellner waited to celebrate until another cousin, Madi Grellner, hit a pair of free throws with 1:34 left to put Okarche up by 15.

Morgan Latta led Cheyenne/Reydon with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting.


by Ryan Aber
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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