• Boys basketball roundup: Edmond Santa Fe's DaQuan Jeffries sparks Edlam rout

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Host Edmond Santa Fe rolled to an 81-55 victory over rival Edmond North on Friday night sparked by a 23-2 first-half run and a 29-point performance from senior forward DaQuan Jeffries.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Westmoore routs Deer Creek

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The Jaguars didn’t allow much breathing room in the first quarter, jumping to a 13-2 lead and then building on that for a 29-13 halftime advantage.

  • PC North girls back on court for first time since Londaryl Perry fired after alleged locker room incident

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    LONDARYL PERRY — Putnam North girls basketball coach Londaryl Perry was fired on Monday after an alleged incident involving another team. According to a police report and multiple sources, Perry entered the Del City girls locker room while the team was changing clothes and yelled at them for their postgame behavior inside the locker room.

  • Autistic teen sinks 1,000th half-court shot

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    It's like something from a sports movie: A teen in a basketball uniform makes an improbable shot, then gets hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates while the crowd cheers and chants his name. But Nicholas Bennett, a senior at North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia, didn't hit a game-winning basket. His achievement last Saturday was even rarer.

  • High school basketball: Moore basketball coach Rhonda Fields feels like she's back on the ranch

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Wins aren’t necessarily easy to come by with the young Lions team, but the longtime coach is just happy to be back around what she loves. For a small period of time, it appeared basketball was gone forever.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Dashawn McDowell's 42 leads Southeast past Douglass

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Dashawn McDowell, who is verbally committed to Tulsa, scored nine of Southeast’s 11 points in overtime for an 82-78 win over Douglass on Tuesday night at Southeast.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Classen's Taylor Roberts scores career-high 55 in win

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Fifty is becoming the new norm for Classen SAS guard Taylor Roberts. The sophomore scored a career-high 55 in Tuesday’s 74-60 victory over Star Spencer just days after setting her previous high of 51.

  • Northwestern Oklahoma State Sports Hall of Fame announces 2015 class

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    ALVA -- A women’s basketball star, a standout baseball pitcher and a state coaching legend will comprise the Class of 2015 in the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Sports Hall of Fame. Here are the inductees to be honored at at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon Saturday, Feb. 21 at Northwestern's Student Center Ballroom and formally inducted during halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. the University of Arkansas-Monticello later that afternoon in Percefull Fieldhouse: :  Debbie Holmes Chappell, Fred Schamburg and Milt Bassett will be enshrined in ceremonies on Saturday, Feb. 21. The twenty-third Hall of Fame class will be honored at a luncheon in the Student Center Ballroom at 11:30 a.m., -- Debbie Holmes, a native of Dover, was a star on the 1980-81 women’s team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation during the regular season and finished with a 21-2 record. She averaged 9.4 points per game that season. Holmes finished her career playing in 115 games and scoring 839 points. -- Vici native Fred Schamburg played baseball from 1978-82 and is Northwestern's career leader in victories (24) and innings pitched. In 1979, he won 11 games and established the school record for victories in a season. -- Woodward native Milt Bassett scoring touchdowns as both an offensive and defensive player as a freshman at Northwestern in 1964. He shined as a wingback and kick returner his sophomore season before a knee injury ended his career. He went on become a legendary high school football coach in Oklahoma and is executive director of the Oklahoma Coaches Association. Tickets to the luncheon are 20 per person and reservation deadline ias Feb. 12. Contact John Allen at (580) 327-8594 or  jwallen@nwosu.edu  for more information. Past inductees will be recognized during halftime of the women’s game. The women’s game will tipoff at 1 p.m., and the men’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m.

  • Boys basketball: Spencer Lindsey comes up big for Christian Heritage Academy

    By Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The 6-foot-8 senior scored 30 points in a 57-41 win over Little Axe, then added 20 on Saturday night to help CHA to the title. He had double-digit rebounds in both games as well, to earn The Oklahoman’s Boys Basketball Player of the Week honor.

  • Girls high school basketball: Londaryl Perry fired as Putnam North basketball coach

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Perry told The Oklahoman he was fired as girls basketball coach after making what he called “the wrong decision.”

  • High school basketball playoffs: Is it time to change how the Class 5A and 6A brackets are divided up?

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    The area assignments, generally known as the east-west split, are one of the lesser publicized but more difficult decisions handled by the OSSAA.

  • Class 5A-6A boys and girls basketball area playoff assignments

    Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Here are the area playoff assignments for Class 5A and 6A boys and girls basketball teams.

  • High school basketball results: Saturday, Jan. 24

    Updated: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Boys Casady 63, Fort Worth Country Day 58 Dallas St. Mark’s 71, Holland Hall 51 Girls Holland Hall 43, Dallas Hockaday 33 Tournaments Altus Shortgrass Invitational Mustang 77, Lawton Ike 72, champ. Houston HCYA 70, Centennial 67, 3rd Dallas HSAA 65, Altus 39, 5th Lawton Mac 69, Houston CHSM 67, 7th Bi-County Tournament At Elk City SW Covenant 49, Cheyenne 23 Mooreland 66, Erick 54 Merritt 63, Duke 38 Hammon 50, Seiling 42 Hammon 46, SW Covenant 25 (girls) Merritt 46, Mooreland 45 (girls) Cheyenne 66, Duke 46 (girls) Seiling 41, Erick 39 (girls)

  • Boys basketball roundup: Kristian Doolittle comes alive for Edmond Memorial

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The 6-foot-6 swingman fought through the first half without scoring a point, but emerged in the second half to score 16 and lead the third-ranked Bulldogs to a 64-53 win over Putnam City North Saturday night.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Southmoore upsets Muskogee for John Nobles title

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The fifth-ranked SaberCats beat No. 2 Muskogee 69-58 on Saturday to win the championship of Moore’s John Nobles Invitational, giving them their third victory over a top-five ranked team the past two weeks.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Hayden Howell hits game-winner for Carl Albert

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    With 2.3 seconds remaining in overtime, Trey Hopkins lobbed a perfect pass nearly the full length of the court to Howell, who dribbled once and put in a layup while getting fouled. He added the free throw to give Carl Albert a 62-59 win over Millwood in the semifinals of the Titan Classic on Friday night.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Southmoore, Muskogee advance in possible state tournament preview

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    No. 2 Muskogee upset No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe 60-54 behind junior Aaliyah Wilson’s all-around dominance. No. 5 Southmoore then knocked off No. 3 Choctaw 68-54 with a balanced attack.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Norman North trio overpowers Shawnee

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Trae Young made eight 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 29 points, while Marcus Dickinson scored 25 and Lindy Waters had 21 for the Timberwolves.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Kylee Blehm leads Newcastle past Yukon in debut

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Thursday, the senior made her debut with No. 10-ranked Newcastle after transferring from Hennessey over Christmas break and delivered a huge performance off the bench in a 73-54 victory over Yukon in the Otho “Sweet Pea” Curtis Tournament.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Mustang's depth shines in win over Edmond Memorial

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    On the Broncos’ home floor Tuesday night, coach Terry Long’s second five came up just as big in a 72-64 win over No. 3 Edmond Memorial.