High school notebook: Gioya Carter, Lakota Beatty lead OGBCA All-State teams

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.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: March 25, 2013

photo - GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Carl Albert basketball player Gioya Carter poses for a portrait inside the Carl Albert High School gym on Midwest City, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Carl Albert basketball player Gioya Carter poses for a portrait inside the Carl Albert High School gym on Midwest City, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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.


by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
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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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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