Super 5: Season didn't end way Tulsa Washington's Juwan Parker wanted
The Hornets were strong all year, but another trip to the state tournament wasn't meant to, with Tulsa Washington losing to Tulsa Union in triple OT.
TULSA — Tulsa Washington guard Juwan Parker had high hopes for his junior season.
After winning Class 5A championships in each of his first two years, Parker was excited for the move up to 6A this year.
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The Hornets were strong all year, holding a spot in the top five much of the time. And Parker, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, held up just fine, averaging 20.5 points and 9.4 rebounds to earn a spot on The Oklahoman's Super 5 team for the second straight year.
But another state title wasn't meant to be. In fact, the state tournament was out of reach for Tulsa Washington.
The way the Hornets' season ended still burns a little. They were one win from the state tournament, but a three-overtime loss to Tulsa Union — viewed by many as the game of the year — sent them into the consolation finals against Bixby a night later.
“Even though we lost to Union, that was one of the funnest games I've ever been a part of,” Parker said. “But after that, it was like the season was over already. We came out against Bixby so flat. Our emotions couldn't come out. We spent it all up against Union, and that showed on the court, so we got sent home.
“We had guys cramping in the first quarter, guys struggling to get up the court. It was pretty tough.”
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