High school basketball: Class A girls state tournament capsules

by Ryan Aber Published: February 26, 2013
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FRONTIER VS. TURNER, 3:30 p.m.

FRONTIER

Coach: Clay Stephens

Record: 23-6

Rank: No. 2

Tournament history: Ninth appearance (14-5) and fourth consecutive. ... Have won at least one game in last seven appearances, winning championships in 2012, 2005 and 2003. ... Beat Okarche, 53-45, to win the championship last season.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Beth Childs

5-5

Sr.

5.8

Marissa Goodman

5-8

Jr.

22.6

Jalissa Gum

5-6

Sr.

9-2

Christina Ingmire

5-6

Sr.

5.0

Sydney Pannan

5-5

Sr.

7.2

This season: Marissa Goodman averages 9 rebounds per game. ... Jalissa Gum averages 3.6 assists per game. ... None of the Lady Mustangs' losses came to Class A opponents.

TURNER

Coach: Shane Hill

Record: 27-4

Rank: No. 10

Tournament history: Second appearance (0-1). ... Lost to Copan, 62-40, in last season's first round.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Taylor Foster

5-5

Sr.

12.8

Conner Harmon

5-6

Sr.

20.2

Andi McGill

5-4

Jr.

14.1

Perri McGill

5-5

Jr.

4.1

Sierra Parker

5-6

Fr.

3.7

This season: After losing to Kiowa in the regional final, came through the loser's bracket to make the state tournament, winning three straight in the area tournament. … Harmon averages 8.9 rebounds per game. … Andi McGill averages 6.7 assists.

FORT COBB-BROXTON VS. KIOWA, 7 p.m.

FORT COBB-BROXTON

Coach: James Biddy

Record: 23-7

Rank: No. 6

Tournament history: Eighth appearance (4-7) since Fort Cobb joined with Broxton. ... Made the 1969 championship game as Fort Cobb. ... Made the tournament four consecutive seasons from 2005-2008, losing to Howe in the 2008 title game.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Mallory Clift

5-4

Sr.

8.5

Sydney DeVaughan

5-7

So.

11.5

Danielle Hammons

5-5

Sr.

8.0

Cheyenne Pierce

5-4

Sr.

4.0

Mikayla Sebastian

5-5

So.

7.0

This season: Freshman Aimee Wetselline comes off the bench to average 10 points per game. ... Sebastian averaged 4.5 rebounds per game. ... Beat Sterling and lost to Cheyenne in overtime.

KIOWA

Coach: Wade Daniel

Record: 21-7

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: 13th appearance (4-12), second consecutive and fifth in 10 years. ... Made the semifinals in 1980, 1983, 2006 and 2007. ... Lost to Frontier in the first round last season.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Jordan Armstrong

5-9

Sr.

9.0

Addy Clift

5-6

So.

21.0

Lauren Smith

5-9

Sr.

8.0

Rylee Smith

5-10

Jr.

6.5

Miranda Stiles

5-3

Jr.

8.0

This season: Beat Turner in area finals. … Started 12-0 before dropping seven games during the last five weeks of the regular season, then getting hot in the playoffs. … Returned all five starters from last year's state tournament team. … Kaylin Kellogg and Madi Slawson average about five points each off the bench. … Armstrong and Smith average seven rebounds per game.

CHEYENNE/REYDON VS. POND CREEK-HUNTER, 8:30 p.m.

CHEYENNE/REYDON

Coach: Brad Thrash

Record: 23-6

Rank: No. 7

Tournament history: First appearance of co-op Cheyenne-Reydon. ... Cheyenne has made the tournament eight times (13-5), winning titles in 1985, 1986 and 1987 and finishing as runners-up in 1999. ... Reydon made the tournament in 1993, losing to Pond Creek-Hunter in overtime in the first round.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Tana Craven

5-9

Sr.

9.4

Keisha Droughard

5-6

Sr.

8.3

Morgan Latta

5-4

Fr.

6.7

Kate Sander

6-2

So.

9.0

Taylor Swisher

5-6

So.

7.5

This season: Beat No. 1 Okarche on Swisher's layup at the buzzer in area finals. … Beat Fort Cobb-Broxton in overtime. … Thrash, in his first season coaching the girls, also coached the Cheyenne boys to the state tournament. … Sander has 118 blocks.

POND CREEK-HUNTER

Coach: Tasha Diesselhorst

Record: 25-4

Rank: No. 5

Tournament history: Third appearance (2-2). ... Made the semifinals in both previous appearances, in 1992 and 1993, losing to Arapaho each time. ... Neither Pond Creek nor Hunter made the tournament before the schools consolidated.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Tiarra Davis

5-6

Fr.

9

Carson Ferguson

5-10

Sr.

10

Rylie Halcomb

5-9

Jr.

8

Jade Jones

5-6

Jr.

22

KaLanne McKee

5-8

Sr.

12

This season: Point guard Jones averages 7 assists per game. ... Jones battled through a knee injury in the area tournament to help the Lady Panthers to an area consolation win over Velma-Alma to put them in the tournament. ... Ferguson and McKee average 6 rebounds per game.

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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