The Edmond Sun

February 21, 2013

4 Edmond girls teams make regional finals

Drew Harmon
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Santa Fe rolls past Grant

The top-ranked Edmond Santa Fe girls basketball team (21-1) rolled past U.S. Grant (1-12) at home Thursday night in the opening round of the Regional tournament, 77-4.

The Lady Wolves put up 20 points in the first quarter, led by five points from Jobi Heath. Cameerah Graves put up five in the second as Santa Fe staked another 20 points onto the board and led 40-2 at the half.

Heath and Alexis Cooper both scored four in the third period to lead SF’s 16-point output. A pair of 3-pointers from Erica Rankin and another six points from Hayli Hoffman led Santa Fe to 21 points in the fourth and the 77-4 final.

Grant scored on a bucket in the first quarter and a pair of separate free throws in the final frame.

Graves led Santa Fe with 11 points, followed by nine from Heath. Hoffman, Rankin, Alexis Cooper and Mariah Williams each scored six.

Lawton Eisenhower beat Putnam City North, 54-52, in the early game. Santa Fe will face Lawton Ike in the Regional finals at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Edmond Santa Fe.

Deer Creek takes down Western Heights

Second-ranked Deer Creek (22-2) defeated Western Heights, 66-13, Thursday night in the opening game of the Regional the Lady Antlers are hosting.

Deer Creek put up 20 in the first quarter and 15 in the second to take a 35-9 lead going into the break.

Dakota Vann led all scorers with 15. Bayli Blanchard followed with nine; Alexa Adair had eight and Ashley Gibson put in seven points.

Ardmore defeated Northwest Classen, 54-48, in the other Regional game. Deer Creek and Ardmore will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Deer Creek.

Lady Bulldogs top Yukon

The Edmond Memorial girls traveled to Southmoore for their Regional and came away with a 51-40 win in their opening game against Yukon Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs will play in the Regional final at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Southmoore. Memorial beat the Lady Sabercats 48-47 in the regular season finale Feb. 15.

Lady Saints win in OT

The Oklahoma Christian Academy girls took a 52-50 overtime thriller from hosts Kellyville in the regional tournament Thursday night.

OCS rallied from five points down with 2:12 remaining in regulation.  Leslie Shuck hit a 3-pointer with 25 seconds on the clock to send the game into overtime. Senior Abbey Sanders got a steal and was fouled on the play, then converted a one-and-one situation with 1 second remaining in OT for the win.

OCS senior Madeline Bowen led all scorers with 17 points, followed by 14 from Shuck, 11 from Sanders, 4 apiece from Nicole Aparicio and Gonce, and 2 from Megan Fay.

The Lady Saints will face the Perkins-Tryon/Chisholm winner in the regional finals at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Perkins-Tryon.

— Drew Harmon