Last season, Edmond Santa Fe's Courtney Walker and Edmond Memorial's Alie Decker met in the Class 6A state championship game at ORU's Mabee Center in Tulsa.
Saturday, Walker's and Decker's new teams will meet up in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in College Station, Texas.
Walker has started every game for Texas A&M as a freshman, averaging 4.9 points. She's also No. 2 in assists on the Aggies.
Decker has played sparingly, starting one game and playing in five overall in helping Wichita State to the tournament for the first time in the school's history.
Several other former Oklahoma girls basketball stars who went out-of-state for college will be playing in the tournament.
Midwest City's Richa Jackson is averaging 5.6 points and 17.5 minutes per game for second-seeded Duke, which hosts Hampton. Cache's Taylor Thompson is a starter for 15th-seeded Fresno State, averaging 10.2 points and 4.4 assists. Fresno State opens the tournament against No. 2-seeded Cal. Also, Norman's Ashley Bruner averaged 10.0 points and 7.9 rebounds as a starter for No. 4-seeded South Carolina, which opens against South Dakota State.
MORRIS, PETERS NAMED CONFERENCE'S TOP PLAYERS
Boys basketball players Edmond Memorial's Shaquille Morris and Piedmont's Cameron Peters were named the Players of the Year in their respective conferences recently.
Morris, a 6-foot-8 Wichita State signee, averaged nearly 18 points and nine rebounds per game for the state champion Bulldogs to earn top honors in the Mid-State Conference.
Midwest City's Dewayne Bradley was named the conference's Coach of the Year.
Peters, a 6-foot-5 junior who is beginning to draw recruiting attention from a variety of Division I programs, was named the Suburban Conference Player of the Year.
Noble's Kenny Smith, who led the team to its first state tournament appearance since 1995, was named the conference's Coach of the Year.
EVENTFUL BIRTHDAY FOR JUDKINS
Tuttle's Dalton Judkins had a memorable 18th birthday Friday.
Judkins, starting for the Tigers against McLoud, struck out six in five innings for his first career no-hitter in a 10-0 win over McLoud.
Judkins improved to 3-0 with the win after going 6-2 as a junior.
Tuttle, No. 3 in Class 4A, opens the Anadarko Tournament on Wednesday.
FORMER PC NORTH PLAYER PROVO HONORED
Former Putnam City North basketball player Armon Provo, now a sophomore at Maryville University in St. Louis, was recently named a second-team selection for the Great Lakes Valley All-Conference team.
Provo was second in scoring for the NCAA Division II program, averaging 12.2 points with 83 assists and 47 steals on the season. He scored in double-figures 15 times and set a school record by hitting all 11 field goal attempts, including 7 of 7 from 3-point range, in a 31-point game against Missouri S&T.
YUKON'S LANE SIGNS WITH LANGSTON
Yukon kicker Elijah Lane recently signed a letter of intent to play football at Langston University, making six Millers who have signed with college programs.
The others are Brandon Andraszek and Codey Sanchez (Southwestern State), Blake Biggs (Henderson State), A.J. West (Emporia State) and Kelly Wortham (Pittsburg State).