Hands on her hips and breathing heavy, Jenni Bryan made it clear she hadn't played competitive basketball in a few months.
On Thursday night, the former Coweta star played in her first game since January as her West All-Star team lost to the East All-Star team 58-49 in the Tulsa Parks and Recreation All-Star Basketball Classic at Central High School.
Bryan, who quit the Tigers' team in January amid a controversial midseason coaching change, played her final game in Coweta black and orange against Tahlequah on Jan. 19.
Then-head coach Krista Ragan-Binam and her husband, assistant Nathan Binam, resigned on Jan. 21 and Bryan left the team immediately after.
"I missed playing a lot," Bryan said. "It was hard to some extent, but I don't support things for no reason."
Four months later, it's still unclear why the Binams left.
Bryan, an Oklahoma State signee, missed the Tigers' final 13 games after quitting.
She watched as her classmates were eliminated in the area tournament.
Her former teammates never blamed her, though, and many supported her stance, she said.
Bryan admitted to being a bit out of sorts during the game Thursday.
Edison's Danielle Devers led the East with 17 points, while Central's Carneisha Sims, playing in her home gym, chipped in 10.
Booker T. Washington's Kammie Anderson led the West with 11 and Bryan added 10.
Bryan said she's moving to Stillwater in early June. When asked about her father's allegiances to Oklahoma (father Rick was an All-American football player at OU) and her brother's to Tulsa (brother Mike just finished his final season at TU as a linebacker), Bryan just smiled.
"Hey, we've got to support all the Oklahoma schools," Bryan said with a laugh. "Dad tried to change me to OU when I was a kid, but I've always been an OSU fan."
Boys East downs West: In the boys All-Star game, East Central's Larone Fitzgerald paced the East team with 14 points in a win over the West
Tulsa World All-Metro Player of the Year Tharone Chilton of Booker T. Washington scored 10 points for the East.
Chilton, who has yet to announce his college choice, said he was hopeful to attend a preparatory school in Virginia.
Chilton said his AAU coach, Clyde Hill, was helping look into the school.
"I'm going to miss my nieces and nephews," Chilton said. "But I'm definitely ready to leave Oklahoma."
Muskogee center Oren Faulk had nine points, six blocks and 12 rebounds for the East in a losing effort. Faulk will be playing at Hartford University next season.
"I leave in July," Faulk said. "No redshirt for me. I can't stand to watch."
EAST 58, WEST 49 (GIRLS)
East 11 10 17 20 — 58
West 5 12 19 13 — 49
East: D. Devers 15, Day 11, Sims 10, Hudgins 8, U. Devers 7, Moreno 4, Rushing 3.
West: Anderson 12, Bryan 10, Pelger 9, Key 8, Baker 5, Pitts 4, Mathis 1.
EAST 90, WEST 81 (BOYS)
East 19 24 25 22 — 90
West 25 14 23 19 — 81
East: Fitzgerald 14, Frazier 12, Chilton 10, Russell 10, Faulk 9, Richardson 9, Beasley 7, Bontrager 6, Shisler 6, Boyles 2.
West: Hooks 18, R. Boyd 15, D. Boyd 15, Downing 8, Anderson 8, Hill 6, Carter 5, Moore 3, Flowers 1.