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Here are The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 18-24

Gage Porter, Bethel basketball [Photo provided]
Gage Porter, Bethel basketball [Photo provided]

The Oklahoman's high school athletes of the week for Jan. 18-24:

Boys basketball

Gage Porter, Jr., Bethel: For the second straight season, Porter was clutch in upsetting Dale. Last Tuesday, Porter scored 27 points and hit eight 3-pointers to knock off Class 2A top-ranked Dale 73-70. Last year, he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to knock off the Pirates, as well. Bethel went 3-1 last week, including a 2-1 mark in the Chouteau Tournament. Porter hit 16 treys last week and shot 48.5% from distance. He averaged 16.5 points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals in the four games.

Girls basketball

Tirzah Moore, Sr., Jones: The Oral Roberts signee was the leader of a dominant Class 3A No. 2 Jones team last week. The Longhorns took down No. 8 Millwood and then Lindsay and Locust Grove in the Jones Kiwanis Invitational before knocking off Perkins-Tryon. Jones won all four games by at least 20 points, and the senior forward had a lot to do with it. Moore averaged 15 points, three blocks and three steals per game. Jones is looking to not have slowed down after its record-setting season last year, as the team made the state tournament for the first time. The Longhorns are off to a 7-1 start this season.

Boys swimming

Ryan Harris, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe: He had a pair of excellent performances at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet Saturday in Edmond. Harris won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.65 — more than five seconds ahead of the second-place finisher — and placed third in the 100 butterfly (53.13). He also helped the Wolves place second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:42.29).

Girls swimming

Emma Smith, Jr., Edmond Memorial: She won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 15.45 seconds) at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet Saturday in Edmond. She also placed third in the 100 freestyle (56.03) and was a member of the Bulldogs’ relay team that won the 200 freestyle (1:44.27) and placed second in the 200 medley (1:55.36). Smith’s performances helped Edmond Memorial earn a runner-up finish.

Wrestling

Harley Andrews, Jr., Tuttle: He won the 220-pound title at the Greg Henning Invitational last weekend in Tuttle. The Nebraska commit pinned Blanchard’s Colin Deaton in the championship match and helped Tuttle win the team title. Andrews is one of several standout wrestlers for the Tigers, who will attempt this season to win their 13th consecutive Class 4A state tournament championship and 12th straight dual state title.

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<strong>Emma Smith, Edmond Memorial swimming [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Emma Smith, Edmond Memorial swimming [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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