News and Notes: Red hot
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
1/15/13 at 3:51 AM
Red hot: Victory Christian shot 43 percent from 3-point range in the Beggs Classic, including 50 percent (12-for-24) in a 56-28 blowout of Stilwell in the title game.
"We've made almost 100 (3-pointers) this year," coach Ed Calhoon said. "We're not quite as good defensively, and we can lose to anyone when we're not shooting well. But we've got some kids who can really shoot it."
The Class 4A Conquerors (8-3) haven't lost to anyone lately. Saturday's win was their fifth straight.
Elite field: East Central faces some of the nation's toughest teams at the MLK Girls Showcase this weekend at North Tech High in Florissant, Mo., a St. Louis suburb.
Coach Samy Mack said the stiff competition will prepare the 5A No. 2 Cards for another run at a gold ball. They have finished runner-up for the 5A state title three years in a row.
The Cards face Illinois' Class 4A defending champion Whitney Young of Chicago at 5:30 p.m. Saturday; Potter's House Christian of Jacksonville, Fla., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday; and Missouri Class 5 champion Columbia Rock Bridge at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Whitney Young is ranked No. 2 in Illinois and 90th nationally by MaxPreps. Rock Bridge is ranked No. 2 in Missouri, and Potter's House is ranked No. 32 in Florida.
Doing it all: Senior guard Raven Campos took over in 3A No. 5 Adair's 49-43 win over Ketchum in the final of the Locust Grove tournament, scoring or assisting on all but four of the Warriors' baskets. She had eight field goals among her 23 points and assisted on five others.
Going Dutch: Holland Hall (9-5) had a strong runner-up finish in the Stroud tournament, beating Oklahoma Christian School and Mannford before falling to 2A No. 1 OKC Northeast 57-44 in the final. The 13-point margin represented one of the closet games the Vikings have played all season.
Junior guard Kelsey Arnold averaged 13.3 points and five assists in the tournament. Coach Crystal Lawson said it was good preparation for when the Dutch open Southwest Preparatory Conference play this weekend, hosting Dallas Episcopal and Arlington Oakridge.
New time: 3A No. 2 Perkins' final vs. OKC Heritage Hall in the Bethel tournament has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, coach Jerry Burnett said. It was postponed Saturday because of the potential for wintry weather.
The girls final of the Oologah tournament tips off as Fort Gibson takes on host Oologah. BRETT ROJO / for the Tulsa World
Oologah's Gracie Garrison guards Fort Gibson's Taylor London during the Oologah tournament. BRETT ROJO / for the Tulsa World