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High schools: Taylor Roberts' 49 points helps Classen win first district championship

The Oklahoman's Girls Basketball Player of the Week said the Comets have a chance of making the state tournament as long as they keep playing well.
by Jacob Unruh Published: February 24, 2014

In her two games back from a finger injury, Classen SAS freshman Taylor Roberts has been locked in.

Saturday was different.

Roberts erupted for a school-record 49 points to guide the Comets past John Marshall 95-60 for the program's first district championship in school history.

“I always come out focused, but Saturday night I needed to show what I could do but at the same time get my teammates involved as well,” said Roberts, The Oklahoman's Girls Basketball Player of the Week.

“This is amazing to be the first team to ever win districts on the school side. I hope that if we do what we're supposed to do, we can make it to state.”

Roberts, who returned Feb. 17 against Southeast and scored 28 points in a 68-45 victory, raised her scoring average from 27.7 points per game to 28.5.

But she also boosted Classen's chances of advancing even further into the postseason.

Classen (22-4) plays Seminole on Thursday at John Marshall in the regional tournament. A win guarantees at least a berth in the area tournament for the first time in school history.

“Normally we would lose on Saturday, play on Thursday and our stuff would be in mothballs by Thursday night,” Classen coach and Taylor's father Malcolm Roberts said. “To watch (Saturday), it was really surreal because you get to watch a lot of new things happening all in one day.”

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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