Oklahoma signee Gioya Carter of Carl Albert and Oklahoma State signee Lakota Beatty of Anadarko lead the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association's All-State teams that were recently announced.
Carter will play for the Large East in the games, scheduled for June 1 at Westmoore High School.
She'll be joined by a group that includes Deer Creek's Ashley Gibson, who helped the Antlers to the 5A title, Del City's Dionna Collins, Piedmont's Sarah Parker, Southmoore's Kayla Tucker and others.
The Large East roster includes a pair of players from Tulsa Washington's 6A title team as well as Shawnee's Micaela Yu.
Beatty is on the Middle West team that also features Bethany's Grace Hadley, Millwood's Teanna Reid, Lexington's Hannah Holasek among others.
They'll be going against a Middle East team that features a pair of Perkins-Tryon players — Jordan Gorham and McKenzie Stanford.
The Small West roster is led by Northeast's T'ona Edwards, while Dale's Breck Clark is on the Small East team.
CLINIC FOR GIRLS COACHES SET IN YUKON
The first Equally Fit Central Oklahoma Girls Coaches Clinic is scheduled for April 6 at Yukon High School.
It is a one-day clinic that is designed to enhance the knowledge, training and professional growth of coaches who work with female athletes from the youth to high school levels.
Multiple speakers will address topics on basketball, softball, volleyball, and track, as well as strength and conditioning, and athletic training.
The speakers will be coaches from high schools and universities throughout the state.
Cost for the event is $70, and lunch is provided. Registration information is available online at www.equallyfit.net.
BULLDOGS WIN ARKANSAS TOURNEY
The Edmond Memorial boys' soccer team won the 2013 Wampus Cat Invitational in Conway, Ark., last weekend and knocked off nationally ranked Springdale, Ark., High School in the title game.
Springdale, the 2012 Arkansas state champions, had been unbeaten before losing to the Bulldogs in a shootout on Saturday.
Edmond Memorial posted wins over Springdale Harber High School and host Conway in its first two games. The Bulldogs also defeated Harber in a shootout.
“I think we got the best keeper in the state,” Edmond Memorial coach Jeff Lovett said of Bulldogs' goal keeper, Evan Helker, who has signed with Oklahoma Christian University. “Anytime we go to penalty kicks we feel pretty confident.”
Edmond Memorial won both of its shootouts by a score of 4-3.
Lovett also praised the play of the Bulldogs' Troy and Tristan Tippeonnic, Sam Arnold, Robert Decker and Bryce and Braxton Pickard in the tourney.
Edmond Memorial, 4-2 on the season, now hosts defending state and national champion Norman North in a huge district showdown on Tuesday night.
“Honestly, I think Norman North and us are probably the two best teams in the district so winning this game would kind of put us in the driver's seat,” Lovett said.
Game time is 8 p.m. at Edmond Memorial High School following the girls game at 6 p.m.
Edmond Memorial's girls are 3-0 on the season with victories over Edmond Santa Fe and defending state runner-up Edmond North, which won state titles in 2010 and 2011.