Special to The Sun
Coming off their second straight championship last year, the Edmond Santa Fe High School Lady Wolves were looking to kick off the 2012-13 campaign to defend their Class 6A state title with a win against Edmond North. The Lady Wolves did just that, cruising past the Lady Huskies 61-33.
“This team, for the last several years I’ve been moving some players up that are very talented,” said Santa Fe head coach Paul Bass. “This group has gone and are very, very thirsty. They know what we’ve been doing over the last two years, most of them have been a part of it, they just have to keep the tradition going on defense and the attack.”
Tamara Lee had 16 points for Santa Fe (1-0), including a pair of threes and a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe as the Lady Wolves pounced early and viciously. Santa Fe never trailed as the Lady Huskies (0-1) only managed 10 first-half points, mostly from senior Kaitlyn Peterson, who led North with 20 points on the night.
Lady Huskies senior Courtney Dike had North’s only trey of the game as the Lady Huskies attempted a second-half comeback, however first-half foul trouble and merciless play along the boards for Santa Fe proved far too steep a hill to climb.
Senior Cameerah Graves also had 13 points for the Lady Wolves, going 5-for-7 from the floor and 3-for-5 from the line.
“[Lee and Graves] are probably the two best guards in the state,” Bass said. “Those two are just phenomenal.”
Santa Fe will go on to their first road game Nov. 30 as they travel to Putnam City High School. North will have their home opener the same day as they welcome the Putnam City West Patriots.