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Championship Saturday at the Big House

Championship Saturday at the Big House

Championship Saturday at the big house was full of emotions. Where Class A and B crowned their 2018 State champions. It was filled with upsets, continued dynasties, game winners, and state championships that will never be forgotten.

The first game was a double overtime thriller in class B boys, which ended on a five-foot game winning shot from Grayson Nix, who made it over a three Earlsboro defenders. Red Oak won the game 47-46 and were led by Nix, who had a game high 26 points. Red Oak overcame trailing two in the final minute of regulation to tie the game and to send it into overtime.
The game came with controversy, however with Earlsboro up two decided to hold on to the ball until Red Oak pressured them and wasted most of the fourth quarter.

The second game showcased the on-going dynasty of Seiling in class A girls basketball, who won their third straight state championship. No.1 Seiling defeated No.2 Frontier 60-57 to end their season perfect against class A schools with their only loss from 6A Owasso. Raylee Tautfest led Seiling with 32 points, which she went 7-20 from the 3-point line. Seiling as a team shot 33 percent from the 3-point line and made 4 more 3-pointers than Frontier.

In the third game, the No.5 Red Oak’s girl’s team were not as lucky as the boys, when they were 45-32 by No.3 Hammon. This is the second state championship in Hammon’s history with the last one in 2006. Hammon had three different players, Kenedie Walker, Morgan Miller, and Kaylee Harris score ten points. The Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Eagles 15-8 in the fourth quarter to seal the state championship.

Ft. Cobb Broxton closed out the night with their fourth straight Class A state championship with a 62-50 win over Frontier.  This is the seventh state championship for the Mustangs with all of them being won in  the 2000’s. The streak is the seventh four peat in state championship history.

As a result, 4s all around for the Mustangs (29-3) in the celebratory championship photo #okpreps pic.twitter.com/jWPGdmHb9u

— Seth Olson (@sether00ski) March 4, 2018

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