High schools: Edmond Santa Fe's Tamara Lee dominant

The senior point guard is The Oklahoman's Girls Basketball Player of the Week after big performance against Putnam City North.
by Jacob Unruh Published: February 10, 2014

EDMOND — Even with a short week for most basketball teams due to the winter weather, Edmond Santa Fe's Tamara Lee found a way to stand out.

The senior point guard who was signed with Denver was completely dominant in the Wolves' lone game, a 49-42 comeback victory against No. 11-ranked Putnam City North on Tuesday.

She scored 34 points, grabbed five rebounds and came up with four steals to earn The Oklahoman's Girls Basketball Player of the Week honor.

Her impressive night started early with nine points in the first quarter, but it was her fourth-quarter performance of 16 points that helped No. 2 Santa Fe rally from a 38-29 deficit. She also hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining.

“The last couple of games I haven't been hitting shots,” Lee said Tuesday. “But Coach (Paul) Bass told me to get my elbow up and I did and it went in.”

Even more impressive was her ability to shake off a fall that nearly gave her a concussion with 18.6 seconds remaining in the second quarter. She left the game for the remainder of the half but returned to open the second half.

The 34 points were seven shy of tying the school record. Lee also hit six treys, which were two shy of the school record.

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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