Anadarko guard Lakota Beatty said the broken index finger she suffered in the Class 4A state tournament quarterfinals no longer bothers her when shooting, despite never actually seeing a doctor.
“It's better now,” she said. “I mean, I've been shooting and it does hurt. I've broken my pinkie before and it's crooked, but I never got that fixed either.”
Asked to clarify if the finger is bothering her when she shoots, Beatty responded, “No, it's not. It does hurt some if I try to write or something, but it doesn't affect my shot.”
Beatty, an Oklahoma State signee and member of The Oklahoman's Super 5, admitted her finger was a factor in Anadarko's semifinal loss to Mount St. Mary and it forced her to attack the basket more.
“My finger was really tight,” she said. “I never went and got checked on it, but it really did mess my shot up.”
SHAWNEE'S ROBINSON PICKS CORNELL
A gifted athlete in both volleyball and track, Shawnee senior Jasmine Robinson has decided to continue her athletic career with the Cornell University volleyball team.
Robinson signed her letter of intent on Thursday.
Robinson was a second-team selection on The Oklahoman's All-City volleyball team in the fall. She was a first-team Big All-City hurdler last spring, while helping Shawnee to the Class 5A state track title.
BIG ALL-CITY BASKETBALL GAMES SET MAY 30
The Big All-City boys and girls basketball games have been set for Thursday, May 30 at Del City High School.