Edmond Santa Fe’s Keira Neal and Edmond North’s Kamri Heath will play for the Oklahoma side during the annual Faith 7 Bowl series on Saturday, June 8.
Heath and Neal were selected as two of 10 total Oklahoma girls basketball athletes who will meet a Texas-based team in early June at Oklahoma Baptist University.
This is just the third year that the Faith 7 Bowl series has featured girls basketball, with Oklahoma and Texas tied with one win a piece.
Heath averaged 18.4 points per game this year for the Edmond North Huskies. She also grabbed near five rebounds and was named to two separate All State teams. She was also the COAC All-Conference offensive Player of the Year. She’ll attend and compete for the United States Air Force Academy next fall.
Neal led the Wolves to their second straight Class 6A State Semifinal finish this winter. Averaging 11 points, three rebounds and five assists, she was an Oklahoma All-State and All-District selection. She will attend and compete at the University of North Texas next year.
The game will consist of four 10 minute quarters. Selected coaches will have two units, and each unit will play five minutes per quarter across the first three periods. In the fourth, coaches can play whatever personnel they deem fit.
A Most Valuable Player plaque will be awarded to a player from each state, selected by the respective nominated coaches.
Game time for the girls will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by the boys game at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Athletes will report to the venue by 11 a.m. the Friday before the event.
The Faith 7 Bowl series takes its name from Shawnee local resident Gordon Cooper. Cooper was an astronaut on the Faith 7 spacecraft.