High school basketball: Girls Super 12 teams
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Sunday, April 08, 2012
4/08/12 at 6:40 AM
GIRLS SUPER 12
1. Edmond Santa Fe (6A, 28-0): The Wolves were nearly unstoppable, winning each game by an average margin of 32.1 points. Behind star Courtney Walker, they won a title for a second straight year.
2. Shawnee (5A, 29-0): The program's first state championship capped a dream season that occurred despite top player Caitlyn Ramirez missing the entire year with a knee injury. Sixteen opponents were held to fewer than 30 points.
3. Anadarko (4A, 29-1): The Warriors had a difficult path to the title and avenged four straight state tournament losses to Vinita in the semifinals before knocking off top-ranked Fort Gibson in the title game.
4. East Central (5A, 24-3): If not for Bria Pitts' ACL injury in the semifinals, the Cardinals might have edged Shawnee and won the gold ball. Instead, they finished as runners-up for a third straight year.
5. Fort Gibson (4A, 28-2): Lacking superstars, the Tigers relied on effective guard play throughout the season but fell short in their bid to repeat as state champions. Senior class compiled 104-9 career record.
6. Midwest City (6A, 27-2): For a second straight year, the Bombers entered the postseason undefeated. For a second straight year, Edmond Santa Fe sent them packing. This season's loss came in overtime in the semifinals.
7. Fairview (2A, 29-2): A week after stumbling against Northeast in the area finals, the Yellowjackets rallied late in the state-title rematch and won their first state title in 38 years.
8. OKC Millwood (3A, 22-6): After three straight runner-up seasons, the Falcons knocked off defending champion Kansas in the semifinals and went on to capture their second championship in five years.
9. OKC Northeast (3A, 25-3): In his first season as head coach, Londaryl Perry led the Vikings to their best finish in 20 years. It ended with a 2-point loss to Fairview in the finals, but all but one player will return in 2013.
10. Lomega (B, 29-1): The Raiders concluded the season with 21 straight victories, one of the state's longest winning streaks. They won their 11th state championship and third in six seasons.
11. Vinita (4A, 25-4): The Hornets advanced to the semifinals for a fourth straight year before succumbing to champion Anadarko. Caitlyn Spurgeon headlined a talented group of seniors who won 101 games in four seasons.
12. Frontier (A, 25-8): The Mustangs ended the year with nine consecutive wins and defeated Okarche in the championship game to win their third gold ball in the past decade.