High school girls basketball roundup: Bria Sanders-Woods scores 40, Putnam North beats Lawton Eisenhower 69-49
Bria Sanders-Woods stole the ball at mid-court and made her way down the floor. Just before crossing the arch, she stopped and fired a 3-pointer that fell through the cylinder. The shot was one of her seven made 3-pointers for the Murray State commit.
Sanders-Woods led Putnam North over Lawton Eisenhower 69-49 at Putnam North Gymnasium.
“The awards I got earlier in the game just made me go harder,” Sanders-Woods said. “And all my family came out, so that was a big part of it.”
Before the game Putnam North honored Bria, with two awards, for joining the 1,000-point club and for scoring 40 points in a game. She matched her career-high 40 points Tuesday night.
“It feels great,” Sanders-Woods said. “I already had a 40, so I guess I had to top it off with a 40 again.”
Class 6A Putnam North improved to 11-9 while 5A Eisenhower fell to 11-9.
Choctaw 54, Midwest City 36
Another dominant performance from Choctaw sealed a goal that has eluded coach Ryan Maloney during his 15-year tenure with the school.
The Class 6A No. 4 Yellowjackets defeated Midwest City 54-36 Tuesday night for the Big Eight Conference title.
Although Maloney has achieved ample success at Choctaw, including a Class 6A state championship victory in 2017, he had never won a conference title outright. He can now add the accomplishment to his impressive resume. A loss Tuesday could have resulted in a tie with No. 12 Midwest City (14-7) for first place in the conference.
Mackenzie Crusoe led the Yellowjackets (20-1) with 17 points. The East Central University signee made three 3-pointers.
“Props to our point guards and our off guards for finding the hot hand,” Maloney said.
Edmond North 55, Edmond Santa Fe 34
Graycen Holden scored 18 points, Class 6A eighth-ranked Edmond North forced 20 turnovers and dominated district rival Edmond Santa 55-34 on Tuesday.
The Huskies (16-6) didn’t start quickly but held the Wolves to only four points in the opening quarter. Coach Pete Papahronis started an all-senior lineup, with Riley Bleakley scoring the game’s first five points.
Laci Steele added 12 points for Edmond North while Elle and Toni Papahronis each tallied nine. Shakira Patterson led Edmond Santa Fe (11-10) with nine points, seven of those coming in the final quarter.
Moore junior Raychael Harjo surpassed 1,000 points for her career in the Lions’ 59-53 win against Westmoore.
James D. Jackson, Cameron Jourdan and Nick Sardis, Staff writers
Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›
Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›
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 ›