High school notebook: Stephen Clark has triple-double for U.S. junior team in Germany
Americans remain unbeaten in Albert Schweitzer Invitational basketball gathering. Clark has 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in victory over Denmark.
Douglass junior Stephen Clark has dominated Oklahoma City, and now, he's taking his shot at Germany, too, playing with the U.S. junior team in the Albert Schweitzer Invitational in Mannheim this week.
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The U.S. team won its first two games, with Clark recording a triple-double in the second victory, a 77-67 win over Denmark in pool play Sunday.
Clark finished the game with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, nearly half of the Americans' 23 total assists in the game.
The U.S. team, coached by Eddie Ford, the father of OSU coach Travis Ford, is one win away from reaching the quarterfinals, which begin Wednesday.
GRAMBLING DENIES WILLIAMS' RELEASE
Douglass senior basketball standout Te'era Williams was denied a release from her letter of intent by Grambling State, her mother said.
Williams, who signed with Grambling State in November, requested the release in March after coach Donnita Rogers was fired. Lenora Love, Williams' mother, said they are appealing Grambling's denial but are also looking at junior colleges as a backup plan, starting with a Tuesday visit to Carl Albert State College in Poteau.
Williams wouldn't need a release from Grambling to play at a junior college and could transfer anywhere after one year.
Williams was The Oklahoman's Little All-City Player of the Year after averaging 27.3 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals per game as a senior, when she led Douglass to its first state tournament appearance in 20 years.
SANTA FE'S HARDING, HANSEN TO ATTEND OU SPRING GAME
Edmond Santa Fe junior defensive back Khari Harding and sophomore quarterback Justice Hansen will both attend Oklahoma's annual Red-White spring game Saturday in Norman.
Harding announced that Sooners' co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel invited him to the game on Twitter. Hansen confirmed his invite in a text message to The Oklahoman.
Harding, who had 71 tackles and three interceptions as a junior for the Wolves, has six offers — Arkansas, Arkansas State, Kansas State, Houston, Indiana and Wyoming.
Hansen had a breakout sophomore season and appears to be one of the top Oklahoma prospects of the class of 2014. He threw for 2,558 yards and 25 touchdowns, and rushed for 529 yards and eight scores, in leading the Wolves to the Class 6A semifinals and a 10-2 record.
Hansen has offers from Missouri and Arkansas.
BETHANY'S MCGRADY SIGNS WITH TULSA
Bethany tight end Garrett McGrady made his college future official on Monday, signing with the University of Tulsa as a grayshirt.
“In the 10 years I've been here, we've only had one other football player sign with a Division I school,” Bethany coach Reagan Roof said. “That was Chris Chamberlain, and we all know what he went on to do. So this is pretty special.”