News and Notes: Out of action
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1/22/13 at 4:13 AM
An MRI showed that Bixby senior forward Stevi Parker has a stress fracture in her foot, head coach Melody Stewart said Monday.
The 6-foot Parker likely will miss Tuesday's game at Jenks, and Stewart said she needs more information before it's possible to predict when the University of Tulsa signee might return.
Parker is averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. She missed last Friday's home game against Sapulpa. Senior guard Christina Devers helped the Spartans rally to a 41-39 win.
"We'll go back to work and try to find some points to make up for (Parker). She isn't going to be easy to replace," Stewart said.
Powerful foe: East Central's girls got another taste of basketball at the highest levels Monday at the Martin Luther King Basketball Showcase in Florissant, Mo.
Using a decided height advantage, Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge rolled to a 65-46 win over the 5A No. 2 Cardinals, who finished 1-2 in the elite festival.
"They're big and physical and they executed. They're probably the most disciplined high school basketball team I've seen," East Central coach Samy Mack said.
Sophie Cunningham, a University of Missouri sophomore commit, and 6-foot-4 Cierra Porter scored 18 each to pace Rock Bridge, Missouri's defending big-school state champion.
East Central lost to Whitney Young of Chicago 62-40 on Saturday and defeated Potter's House Christian Academy of Jacksonville, Fla., 72-61 on Sunday.
On the verge: Berryhill senior Ashley Williams is less than 100 points from the school career scoring record after putting up 11 in Friday's 45-28 win over Cleveland.
The 5-foot-8 guard is averaging a career-best 15.1 points and had a four-year total of 1,265 before Monday's first-round game against Locust Grove in the Pryor Invitational. Dedre Hall, a 2000 All-Stater, holds the record with 1,361 points.
Doing it all: Claremore Sequoyah's Hunter Thompson was crowned homecoming queen, then went out and did what she could in a 47-35 loss to 3A No. 5 Verdigris.
The 5-foot-5 senior doesn't score many points, but she is one of the fiercest defenders around, specializing in the little things that don't always show up on the stat sheet.
"She leads our team in taking charges and hustle plays. She's a great leader for us, the kind of player you can't take off the floor," coach Russell Morgan said.
Striking gold: Oologah finished a three-game blitz to the title of the Coffeyville (Kan.) Interstate Classic with a 50-18 win over host Field Kindley High in Saturday's championship game.
Taylor McElhaney scored 15 in the final and was named tourney MVP. Ali Nakvinda had 48 points in three games and joined McElhaney on the all-tournament squad.
Union's I'mani Davis (3) shoots a tough shot in the lane during the Redskins' game at Broken Arrow last Tuesday. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World
At right, Broken Arrow's Alexis Gaulden is defended by Union's Brittany Hill during last Tuesday's game in Broken Arrow. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World