Girls Basketball Preview: 2012 State Champion Updates
By Staff Reports
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Edmond Santa Fe (6A): During
a recent game, coach Paul Bass
became so animated that his state
championship ring flew off his hand.
The No. 1 Wolves (8-1) have won
the last two 6A titles and may need
refitting for another ring. They have
beaten No. 7 Edmond Memorial,
No. 15 Union, 4A No. 1 Anadarko,
and made it look pretty easy, outscoring
opponents by 25.6 points
Shawnee (5A): The top-ranked
Wolves are winning without Kelsee
Grovey and Taylor Cooper, now
collegiate freshmen at TU and ORU,
respectively. The rebuilt squad is 8-1
with a win over 5A No. 2 Edmond
Deer Creek, and its only loss is to
6A No. 2 Bixby.
Anadarko (4A): Led by senior
Lakota Beatty, the No. 1 Warriors
(10-1) seem headed to another title
after beating 5A No. 2 East Central
62-51 in the Tournament of Champions
final. Their only losses in the
last two years are to Edmond Santa
Fe and Shawnee.
OKC Millwood (3A): Quira Demery
and Lauren Fonteno are gone, but
the third-ranked Falcons (5-2) return
three starters from last year. Their
only losses are to Fort Smith (Ark.)
Northside and 5A No. 2 Deer Creek.
Fairview (2A): Coach Mike Barton
is confident the No. 2 Yellowjackets
(7-1) can repeat. They narrowly
beat No. 1 OKC Northeast in last
year’s final, and likely must deal
with the Vikings again.
Frontier (A): The third-ranked
Mustangs (8-3) have lost three
times, but last year’s team was only
12-7 before winning 13 of its final 14.
Leading scorer Marissa Goodman
averaged 19.7 points last season.
Lomega (B): Ashley Lagasse, Taylor
Mendell and Hailey Duff are among
the top returnees for the Raiders (11-
4), who have won 10 state titles.