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High school basketball: Class A girls state tournament capsules

by Ryan Aber Published: February 26, 2013
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Thursday's games at Oklahoma City University

OKARCHE VS. STERLING, 2 p.m.

OKARCHE


Coach: Cherie Myers

Record: 26-3

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: 23rd appearance (27-18). ... Lost to Frontier, 53-45, in last season's title game. ... Won titles in 1981, 1982, 2000 and 2010. ... In addition to last season, finished runner-up in 1992, 2002 and 2003. ... Second appearance came in 1979, 50 years after making state tournament debut.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Kenadey Grellner

5-8

So.

10.7

Madi Grellner

5-7

Jr.

8.4

Rae Grellner

5-5

Jr.

10.7

Madison Lee

5-8

So.

16.6

Morgan Vogt

5-7

Jr.

19.4

This season: Lee averages 11.4 rebounds per game, and Kenadey Grellner averages 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists. … Lost to Cheyenne by one point in the area final.

STERLING

Coach: Rick Wilson

Record: 27-2

Rank: No. 8

Tournament history: Seventh appearance (4-6). ... First since 1995, when it lost to Preston, 50-45, in Class A semifinals. ... Lost to Morris in Class B title game in 1966.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Madison Bradshaw

5-11

Jr.

13.4

Laurie Derrico

5-8

So.

13.2

Whitney Jung

5-3

Sr.

4.7

Kelsee Milam

6-1

So.

5.1

Shelbie Smith

6-0

Sr.

7.9

This season: Sophomore Madeline Jacoby, who averages 8.3 points, also starts in a rotation for the Lady Tigers. … Wilson is in his 22nd state tournament and trails only Bertha Teague with seven titles. … Lost to Fort Cobb-Broxton in season opener.

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