Antoinet Webster scored 14 points in the first half of Western Heights' Tuesday loss to No. 1 Shawnee.
As a team, the Jets scored 16 before halftime.
It's just been that kind of year for Webster, who, for a variety of reasons, has carried Western Heights through a rough 2011-12 season.
Making the season tougher on Webster has been the lack of big-time college basketball interest she's gotten.
Many of this year's top seniors signed their letters of intent in November, but Webster, who has several junior college offers, is holding out hope that a late NCAA Division I opportunity will come.
It's not an issue of talent; Webster's strong athleticism, vision and shooting skills are evident when you watch her play. She is averaging 21 points and eight rebounds a game this season, and hitting over 50 percent of her 3-point attempts.
Work ethic isn't a problem; Webster is always on the court and will “do anything you ask her,” her coach says. She has played for the same AAU team since eighth grade.
Webster is versatile; injuries and youth have forced her into different roles and positions on the court that have only made her better individually.
Grades are strong, attitude impeccable and, by all accounts, she is a good teammate.
So just what is it that is keeping college coaches from pulling the trigger?
Webster blames her occasional up-and-down performances; her coach, Carol Beall, thinks it may have to do Western Heights' lack of a successful tradition.
“We're so far under the radar,” Beall said. “When you're not ranked high, a lot of people don't pay attention.”
One coach at Texas-San Antonio, which has shown the most interest in Webster, told Beall, “I've never seen a kid so talented, and so far under the radar.”
Western Heights has been in the last two Class 5A state tournaments, but before that, the Jets' girls basketball tradition isn't much beyond the 1982 state title.
Getting back to the state tournament this year will be tough. The Jets are 6-13 after Tuesday's loss to Shawnee, but there is reason for hope.
The past two state tournament teams didn't enter with the best records, but got hot at the end of both seasons.
Also, the Shawnee game was the Jets' first with senior point guard Paige Sneed back at full strength. Sneed, who averaged eight points and 10 assists as a junior, had ACL surgery in July.
Sneed's absense, and the early-season injury of another point guard, forced Webster into the unfamiliar role.
“I can play point guard because I feel like I'm an all-around player, but shooting guard is my position,” she said. “I love to attack.”
The tough season has also developed Webster as a leader.
“This is the first year that she's gotten to be a floor captain,” Beall said. “She doesn't take advantage of that role at all. She's very unselfish.”
In Western Heights' Jan. 24 win over El Reno, Webster topped the 1,200 career points plateau. But even with that mark in mind, she wasn't taking all the shots.
“She probably had five or six wide open lay-ups, but a teammate would run up behind her and she'd dish it to them and let them shoot,” Beall said.
Texas-San Antonio assistant coach Koty Cowgill watched Tuesday's game against Shawnee, making him the third Roadrunners coach to see Webster play.
UTSA head coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair has seen Webster twice, Beall said.
Webster admits that UTSA is where she'd probably sign if it made her an offer.
“She's gotten some bigger offers as far as jucos, but she's holding out to see if she can get a Division I offer,” Beall said. “My job as a coach is to get the kids where they want to go.
“She feels like she's gonna get that opportunity, and I believe she will.”