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High school basketball: Midwest City girls rally to beat Norman North

by Ryan Aber Published: January 29, 2013


It wasn't pretty, but Carl Albert got the job done.

The Class 5A No. 4 Titans held off rival Guthrie 50-49 on the road to win their fifth consecutive game.

Guthrie led at halftime, but Carl Albert regained the lead in the third, outscoring Guthrie 14-8.

Sooners signee Gioya Carter and junior Jordan Gilbert had 17 points each to help Carl Albert hold off the Bluejays.

Melinda Murillo led Guthrie with 15.


At halftime, Edmond North looked to be cruising over Yukon. But the Millerettes responded in the second half and took the Huskies down to the wire before Edmond North came out with a 32-30 win.

The Huskies held Yukon scoreless in the second quarter, taking a 18-9 lead into the break after Courtney Dike scored eight of her team's 14 in the quarter.

But Yukon came back to cut the lead to three entering the fourth.

Edmond North hit four of its six fourth-quarter free throws to hold on.

Kaitlyn Peterson had 11 to lead the Huskies.

Abby Boyd led Yukon with 11.


Lakeitha Watkins' basket with 20 second left helped lift Star Spencer to a 48-47 road win over Classen.

Classen led going into the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats scored 19 points to pull off the comeback.

Watson and Quiondra Jackson had 13 each for Star Spencer while Heather Hornbeck scored six of her eight in the fourth.

Kennedy Williams led Classen with 20 points.


Class 6A No. 1 Edmond Santa returned from a week off with a sluggish start but turned it on in the second half, beating No. 13 Choctaw 57-50.

The Wolves trailed 21-14 at halftime but scored 23 in the third to regain control.

Junior Tamara Lee led Santa Fe with 24 points.

Choctaw's Sadie Marino had 19.


Dale's Breck Clark scored 28, helping the Pirates to a 61-37 win over Christian Heritage. ... Grace Hadley scored 26 to help Bethany to a 63-39 win over Purcell. ... Washington freshman Kelsey Johnson scored 24 to help the Warriors to a 59-45 win over Little Axe. ... Jones' Macy Davis scored 23, Teddi Homan added 14 and Brooke Vandever 11 in a 62-49 win over OCS.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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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