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Class B girls basketball: Lindsey Waits hits 3-pointer as time expires, LeFlore beats Leedey in state quarterfinals

YUKON — LeFlore girls basketball coach Dustin Beck contemplated whether he should call a timeout.

With the clock dwindling and LeFlore tied at 50 against Leedey, he ultimately decided to let his team play it out.

Beck is grateful for his decision.

Lindsey Waits made a corner 3-pointer along the left wing as time expired to give Class B No. 5-ranked LeFlore a 53-50 victory against Leedey in the state quarterfinals Thursday at Yukon High School.

“I couldn’t decide whether to call the timeout or let it roll,” Beck said. “Kind of afraid if I call a timeout, he (the opposing coach) would get to reset on defense. So, we just kind of let it play.”

Catelyn Brewster hit a 3-pointer for No. 7 Leedey (22-8) with 23 seconds left to tie the game at 50.

Waits took the ball down the court before passing it to Megan Luman, who was standing along the left wing. Luman swung the ball to the top of the key to Jenna Woodall, who found Waits in the corner. Waits drained the shot, setting off a celebration as loud cheers echoed from LeFlore’s fans.

“It was awesome,” Waits said. “I’ve wanted this my whole life.”

LeFlore (24-7), which is 50 miles east of McAlester, was playing in the state tournament for the first time since 1994. The Savages’ lone state title in school history was in girls basketball in 1944.

LeFlore will play the winner of the Varnum-Whitesboro game. The semifinal matchup is set for 6 p.m. Friday at State Fair Arena.

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Nick Sardis

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 ›