State tournament notebook: Weleetka gunning for third title

While none of the players on the current team were alive when Weleetka won the state title in 1989, most of the team's fans weren't alive the first time the school reached the finals — in 1933.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: March 1, 2013
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photo - Ryan Jones, left, and Richard Allen cheer on Weleetka during the Class A boys semi-final game of the state high school basketball tournament between Weleetka and Fort Cobb at the State Fair Arena., Friday, March 1, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Ryan Jones, left, and Richard Allen cheer on Weleetka during the Class A boys semi-final game of the state high school basketball tournament between Weleetka and Fort Cobb at the State Fair Arena., Friday, March 1, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Galindo, though, fouled out midway through overtime, crippling Shattuck's chances.

“Daniela does everything for us,” Young said. “She's what opens everything else up.

“As you can tell tonight, she did all of the scoring. The girls depend on her; they're capable of doing it, but they just rely on her.”

Galindo finished with 23 points and 19 rebounds. She also scored 30 points in the Indians' quarterfinals win against Red Oak.

THIRD TIME NOT THE CHARM

For Hammon senior standouts Kori Barrios and Peyton Walker, it was their third straight trip to the state tournament that ended short of a state title.

The Lady Warriors lost in the state championship game the past two years and were defeated by Lomega in the state semifinals Friday night.

“It's just disappointing,” Hammon coach Lance Carpenter said. “It's a heartbreaker, is what it is. We were so close.

“It hurt them, Kori, Peyton and Erin (Burch) are such great competitors, that's not the way they wanted to go out. They wanted a gold ball, but they had great careers.”

START AND SCORE

If you want to know where the points are going to come from in Saturday's Class A boys championship game between Weleetka and Glencoe, keep an eye on the 10 guys on the court when the game starts.

All 72 of Glencoe's points came from its five starters in Friday's semifinal victory over Sterling. And all but two of Weleetka's 60 points in its win over Fort Cobb-Broxton came from the starting lineup.

 

FATHERS AND SONS

The small-school state tournament often turns into a family event on the court, and that was the case in Friday's Class A boys semifinal between Glencoe and Sterling.

Each coach had two of his sons playing for him.

Glencoe's John Lazenby coached sons Ty and Jake to victory against Sterling coach Bink Woolbright, who had sons Ty and Trevyn playing for him.

by Ed Godfrey
Reporter Sr.
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
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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