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High school girls basketball: Putnam City North's Bria Sanders-Woods commits to Murray State

Putnam North’s Bria Sanders-Woods committed to Murray State on Sunday. The 5-foot-9 guard is the latest Oklahoma prospect to commit to a Division I program.


"It felt right for me,” said Sanders-Woods. “I felt comfortable with the coaches, liked the team, and knew I could make an impact if I keep working hard. It means a lot to commit to Murray State, my parents are happy, I'm happy, it shows that all the hard work I've been doing over the years have paid off.”


This season, Sanders-Woods has averaged 24.4 points per game while shooting 45.6 percent (90-197) from the field and 74.1 percent (63-85) from behind the arc.


“I’ve been coaching for 17 years, both girls and boys, and I have never seen anyone have as quick of a release as she has,” said PC North coach Jack Hankins. "[But] they’re not only going to get a dynamic scorer, they’re going to get a tremendous on ball defender as well."


The senior has recorded 43 steals in PC North’s 17 games.


Hankins said Sanders-Woods has changed the culture of the PC North basketball program as she has led the (10-7) Panthers inside the OSSAA top 20 rankings for the first time in nearly five years.


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Putnam City North's Bria Sander-Woods tries to get by Putnam City West's Cimmonea Singleton during the girls basketball game between Putnam City West and Putnam City North at the Putnam City Invitational tournament at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City,  Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.  [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Putnam City North's Bria Sander-Woods tries to get by Putnam City West's Cimmonea Singleton during the girls basketball game between Putnam City West and Putnam City North at the Putnam City Invitational tournament at Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. [Sarah...

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James D. Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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