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Class B girls: Erick holds off Lomega in double overtime to win title

Makenzie Janz made the layup and a bonus free throw with 10 seconds remaining in double OT to propel Erick to the Class B girls state championship with a 56-53 victory Saturday over defending champion Lomega.
by Jacob Unruh Published: March 2, 2013
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photo - Erick celebrates the Class B girls state championship over Lomega at the State Fair Arena., Friday, March 1, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Erick celebrates the Class B girls state championship over Lomega at the State Fair Arena., Friday, March 1, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

“I knew that if I had just a little bit of room I needed to get off a shot, I would. It went in. I don't know how, but it did and I thank God for that. It's crazy now that I look at it.”

Janz finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Brinkley and Shyli May scored 12 points apiece.

It was Brinkley's awareness, though, that led to the game-winning play. She informed Justin Janz that Lomega wasn't covering the block when the ball was passed to the high post. He immediately took advantage of it.

“Kelsey may not be the best scorer in the world, but she sure knows the game,” Janz said. “She sure made a good play right there.”

Tayor Mendell led Lomega with 24 points. LaGasse, who is on Oklahoma's top-20 5-on-5 scoring list with more than 2,000 career points, was limited to just eight points.

“They did a pretty good job, but she got good looks,” Lomega coach Kevin Lewallen said. “Nothing would go in. She's kind of a rhythm player. If a couple of those would have went in, she might have got going.”

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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