The best part of championship weekends at the ORU Mabee Center and at "The Big House," or the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, is the celebration afterwards. The new state champions get to hoist the gold ball with their teammates after winning the title game.
Staff Photographers from the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman photographed the games and the celebrations over the last two weeks. You can see more photo galleries of the games by clicking here.
The Deer Creek Lady Antlers celebrate their win over the Shawnee Lady Wolves at the girls class 5A state title basketball game at ORU in Tulsa, Okla. on March 9, 2013. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World
Memorial's Mike'Quan Deane celebrates in the student section after a win over Bishop McGuiness in the 5A championship basketball game at ORU in Tulsa on Saturday, March 9, 2013. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World
The Deer Creek Lady Antlers including No.33 Monique Tramble and No.13 Kelsey Simmons celebrate their win over the Shawnee Lady Wolves at the girls class 5A state title basketball game at ORU in Tulsa, taken on March 9,2013. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World
Washington's Cori Williams (left), Mikayla Alexander, Kaylan Mayberry and Rachel Block (right) celebrate a win over Bixby in the 6A championship basketball game at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa on Saturday, March 9, 2013. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World
Glencoe celebrates the Class A boys state championship between Glencoe and Weleetka at the State Fair Arena., Friday, March 1, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Sulphur celebrates its win over Perkins-Tyron following the 3A girls state high school basketball championship at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
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