Class B girls basketball state tournament capsules

Here's a look at the teams competing in the Class B girls state tournament, which begins Thursday at Carl Albert High School.
by Jacob Unruh Published: February 27, 2013
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Record: 26-3

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: Fifth appearance (1-4) and third consecutive. ... Beat Timberlake in the first round last season for first state tournament win. ... Also made back-to-back state tournament trips in 1977 and 1978.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Baylee Evans; 5-5; Jr.; 14.3

Kendra Coleman; 5-9; Sr.; 9.3

Myranda Rowland; 5-10; Jr.; 9.6

Paige Campagna; 5-5; So.; 4.5

Brittney Ward; 5-6; Fr.; 5.7

This season: Rowland averages 10.8 rebounds per game. … Hasn't lost since mid-December. … Beat defending champion Lomega in area championship.

LOMEGA VS. LEEDEY, 7 p.m.

LOMEGA

Coach: Kevin Lewallen

Record: 24-7

Rank: No. 2

Tournament history: 24th appearance (44-13) and second consecutive. ... State champions in 1982, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2007, 2008, 2012. ... Runners-up in 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995. ... Won a title as Omega in 1955.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Ashley LaGasse; 5-5; Sr.; 19

Taylor Mendell; 5-5; Jr.; 16

Hailey Duffy; 5-11; So.; 10

Kylie Turner; 5-4; Jr.; 6

Beca Drake; 6-1; So.; 5

This season: LaGasse has more than 2,000 career points, good enough to be in the top 20 all-time in 5-on-5. … Allowing just 42 points per game, while scoring 67. … Duffy averages 8 rebounds per game.

LEEDEY

Coach: Leah Beer

Record: 21-7

Rank: No. 9

Tournament history: 15th appearance (10-13). ... First appearance since 2006. ... Won title in 1955, beating Byng, 54-52. ... Runners-up in 1988 and 2000. ... Lost to Chattanooga in triple-overtime in 2002 first round.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Rachel Penry; 5-4; Sr.; 6.0

Baili Collins; 5-6; Sr.; 9.5

Jessie Harrel; 5-6; So.; 9.5

Sydney Harrel; 5-9; Sr.; 15.0

Macy Perkins; 5-9; Sr.; 6.0

This season: Taya Haney suffered torn ACL in district championship game. … Won all playoff games by at least 20 points. … 6 of 7 losses have been by 5 points or less. … Beat Shattuck twice, but lost to both Hammon and Erick.

HAMMON VS. DEER CREEK-LAMONT, 8:30 p.m.

HAMMON

Coach: Lance Carpenter

Record: 25-4

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: 11th appearance (11-9). ... Won title in 2006 and runner-up in 2012, 2011, 2005 and 2001. ... Faced Dover three times in championship games, including a 38-28 win in 2006. ... Lost to Lomega, 49-44, in last season's title game.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Peyton Walker; 5-10; Sr.; 13.7

Kori Barrios; 5-8; Sr.; 12.9

Erin Burch; 5-6; Sr.; 9.1

Chania Walker; 5-6; Jr.; 7.0

Jamie Highwalker; 5-6; Jr.; 3.9

This season: Has not lost to a Class B team all season. … Beat Erick three times and Leedey once. … Beat Erick in overtime during area championship. … Walker averages 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

DEER CREEK-LAMONT

Coach: Chad Hutchison

Record: 21-7

Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: Fifth appearance (2-4) and third consecutive. ... First appearance came in 1974, falling to Forgan, 69-50. ... Also made field in 1984. ... As Deer Creek, won the 1973 title.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Jessica Blanton; 5-8; So.; 15.4

Katy Starr; 5-11; Sr.; 14.8

Marian Muegge; 5-8; Sr.; 7.3

Chi Anne Jeffries; 5-8; So.; 5.8

Katherine Muegge; 5-6; Jr.; 4.0

This season: Faced both Lomega (2-0) and Timberlake (1-3). … Jeffries averages 6.1 rebounds per game. … Haley Stacy started first 19 games before tearing ACL.


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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