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High school basketball: Del City's 10-12 record might be misleading

Eagles coach Karri Sears said: “We're peaking at the right time. Everybody looks at our record and says, ‘eh.' But not everybody plays the teams we play day-in and day-out like we do.”
by Scott Wright Published: February 18, 2013
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/articleid/3756764/1/pictures/1957047">Photo - Del City's Dionna Collins shoots a layup between Edmond Memorial's Jessica Fostet (14) and Jenny Roy (24) during the girls high school basketball game between Del City and Edmond Memorial at Del City High School,  Tuesday,Jan. 8, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Del City's Dionna Collins shoots a layup between Edmond Memorial's Jessica Fostet (14) and Jenny Roy (24) during the girls high school basketball game between Del City and Edmond Memorial at Del City High School, Tuesday,Jan. 8, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

“We're getting more and more kids in double-figures, and when defenses shut one person down, we have other kids stepping up and hitting big shots.”

Shaletha Clark and Alaisha Castleberry came through with big buckets against Midwest City, and the Eagles had four scorers in double-figures in a tight win over Norman on Feb. 8.

Del City will face Altus at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Carl Albert in a win-or-go-home playoff opener. The host Titans will meet Southeast at 8 p.m. Thursday with the winners to square off in the regional final at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

While the west side of the Class 5A playoff bracket has some strong teams at the top, Del City feels it is ready for the challenge.

“We've got lots of momentum and it's gonna just propel us into the playoffs, just because they're starting to trust each other and realize we're in this for a reason,” Sears said. “They're not fighting over who's on the floor, who's getting this time, who's getting this.

“If they'll continue to come together, we can go a long ways. We've got some great kids.”

by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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