High school girls basketball roundup: Piedmont tops El Reno in rematch of 2019 Class 5A title game
Delanie Crawford passed to Rain Peyton on the wing, as Peyton drove to the basket, Crawford took her place and received the pass back. She fired the 3-pointer, dropping it through the cylinder. It was 3 of her 16 points Tuesday night.
“She’s an all-around great player,” said Piedmont girls basketball coach Eric Carr. “She shoots the 3-pointer well, she scores around the basket when we need her to, she’s talented.”
Piedmont topped El Reno 53-40 at Jenks Simmons Fieldhouse. The Cats opened the game on a 13-0 run. Carr said they wanted to make sure they got off to a good start because last year El Reno had Piedmont down 13-0 at Jenks Simmons Fieldhouse.
Despite the slow start in the first half, El Reno cut the lead to six, but Piedmont went on another 13-0 run in the third quarter to blow the game back open.
“I thought we played pretty solid,” Carr said. “I thought defensively we were solid for the most part and that’s what we hang our hat on, so it was a good effort tonight.”
5A No. 1 Piedmont forced nine turnovers, receiving steals from Tyeshia Anderson, Crawford and Ella Watkins.
Piedmont (15-3) has won the last two matchups over El Reno (10-8), the first coming in the 2019 5A state championship game. The second was their 51-36 win in December.
Edmond Memorial 54, Mustang 41
Katelyn Levings does a little bit of everything for Edmond Memorial.
The 6-foot-3 senior forward defends and block shots in the paint, while also showing the ability to handle the ball like a guard and knock down jumpers.
Levings, an Arizona State signee, displayed her versatility on Tuesday night. She scored 20 points, leading Edmond Memorial to a 54-41 victory at Mustang.
Edmond Memorial coach Curt Knox said Levings’ combination of size and skill makes her a difficult matchup for opponents.
“When I was (younger), 6-foot-3 girls didn’t do that,” Knox said. “They stood under the basket. … She has guard skills, and she can still defend around the basket, which makes her a real difficult matchup.”
Edmond Memorial (10-8), ranked No. 14 in Class 6A, has young and talented players, including freshman guard Baylor Franz.
Franz was the Bulldogs’ second-leading scorer Tuesday, finishing with 11 points. Jaki Rollins led No. 15 Mustang (9-10) with 16 points.
Kylie Moseley had 26 points and 20 rebounds, leading Class A Southwest Covenant to a 55-43 victory at Class B Sasakwa. Southwest Covenant improved to 4-12, while Sasakwa fell to 10-12. … Torie Simon scored 17 points, Shelby Kraus added 14 and Class 6A No. 19 Westmoore defeated Yukon 50-40. With the home win, Westmoore improved to 10-9. Yukon is 7-10.
James D. Jackson and Nick Sardis, Staff writers
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