Mike Brown's Hot List
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1/22/13 at 4:18 AM
Players to watch
Hannah Robinson, Kellyville: The 6-foot-4 senior had a triple-double vs. Haskell and totaled 30 points, 23 rebounds and 18 blocked shots in two wins, boosting the 3A No. 17 Ponies into second place in the Big Eight Star Conference. Against Haskell, she had 13 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks. Robinson leads the Tulsa area with 5.5 blocked shots per game.
Taylor Harris, Kiefer: The 5-foot-7 senior went over 1,700 career points while scoring 28 in Friday's 70-47 win over Drumright. She added 17 points in Saturday's 59-33 win over Glencoe and totals 1,724 over four seasons.
Christina Devers, Bixby: The 5-foot-9 senior had 26 points, nine rebounds and three steals, helping the 6A No. 2 Spartans rally from a 12-point deficit to beat Sapulpa, 41-39.
Casey Miller, Beggs: The senior guard totaled 67 points in wins over Morris, Preston and Checotah and averages 18.6 points per game.
Shelbie Kirby, Collinsville: The 5-foot-4 senior averages 16 points, four assists and three steals. The 5A No. 9 Cards (9-4) play Claremore Sequoyah at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the Pryor Invitational.
Teams to watch
Holland Hall (12-5): The Dutch opened Southwest Preparatory Conference play with runaway wins over Dallas Episcopal and Arlington Oakridge, and have won six of their last seven. Their only loss in that stretch was to 2A No. 1 OKC Northeast.
Oktaha (14-1): Friday's 69-45 win over Okay was head coach Chester Pittman's 598th in 27 seasons at the helm. He could reach 600 with two wins in the Mounds Invitational. The 2A No. 4 Tigers open against Porter at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Games to watch
Bixby (11-2) at Jenks (7-6), Tuesday: Perilous journey for the Spartans, who lead the Frontier Conference by a game over second-place Muskogee. Bixby must play indefinitely without injured Stevi Parker. Trojans are led by Jessica Washington's 23.4 scoring average. Spartans won earlier meeting, 55-48.
The pick: Jenks 60-57.
Kiefer (12-3) at Olive (11-4), Tuesday: The 2A 20th-ranked Trojans can clinch a share of the Frisco Conference title. Kiefer won the previous meeting 52-47.
The pick: Kiefer 49-48.
Jenks/Union Invitational (Thursday through Saturday): 5A No. 2 East Central joins five ranked Class 6A squads, with likely EC-Jenks or EC-Midwest City and Union-Booker T. Washington semifinal matchups.
The pick (tournament champ): Booker T. Washington over East Central.
Catoosa Port City Classic (Thursday through Saturday): Bixby, 6A No. 3 Bartlesville, 3A No. 4 Verdigris, 5A No. 14 Claremore, 4A No. 6 Cascia Hall and No. 16 Victory Christian head an intriguing field.
The pick (tournament champ): Bartlesville over Bixby.
Ask the writer
What are the best tournament games worth seeing on Thursday?
Jenks-Midwest City at Jenks, 7 p.m.
Bartlesville-Claremore, 10 a.m., Cascia Hall-Victory Christian, 4 p.m., Verdigris-Catoosa, 7 p.m., at Port City Classic.
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