High schools: Okarche's Morgan Vogt has picked up the pace

Vogt, The Oklahoman's Girls Basketball Player of the Week, wants to lead the Warriors back to the state tournament.
by Jacob Unruh Published: February 3, 2014
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photo - Okarche's Morgan Vogt tries to get past Cheyenne's Taylor Swisher during the Class A girls state championship game between Okarche and Cheyenne/Reydon in the State Fair Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Okarche's Morgan Vogt tries to get past Cheyenne's Taylor Swisher during the Class A girls state championship game between Okarche and Cheyenne/Reydon in the State Fair Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

OKARCHE — Since Christmas break, there has been an urgency in the way Okarche's Morgan Vogt has been playing on the basketball court.

Her jump shot has improved, and her leadership has been off the charts.

“I think that ... you get to be a senior and you start realizing that your career is coming to an end,” Okarche girls coach Cherie Myers said. “She's really stepped up for us in big games the past two years. We go into the state tournament and she took over for us several times when we needed it.

“But I've just seen that urgency since Christmas and after that she just wants to do everything she can in her power to get us to the state tournament and get us a chance to at least try to defend the title or win it again.”

Last week was perhaps Vogt's best week as she scored a total of 50 points, including 32 in a win against Thomas on Friday, to earn The Oklahoman's Player of the Week honor.

“I didn't feel like I had that many (points), but a lot of it was they were pressuring us so much I would just cut backdoor, and my teammates would hit me with passes,” Vogt said.

On Tuesday, Vogt dropped 18 points in a rout of Hennessey.

Now, the Warriors (19-2) are in prime position to win the Three Rivers Conference title with a win against Crescent on Tuesday.

It's a nice turnaround after falling to Class 5A's Piedmont in the finals of the Buckle of the Wheatbelt Tournament on Jan. 25.


by Jacob Unruh
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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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