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Coaches Aid State Tournament picks

All-Tournament teams and Most Valuable Players

Coaches Aid | March 12, 2006

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Note: There are no official All-Tournament teams or MVPs. The OSSAA does not give out such awards. But these are our picks...

Class 6A

Boys MVP - Keith Clark (Putnam City)
Senior inside force was not the Pirates' leading scorer in any of the three games, but as Coach A.D. Burtschi said, he filled up the stat sheet in all other areas, as well as being a force on defense. He even hit some three-pointers and played a little point guard.

Girls MVP - Lucy Ramon (Mustang)
The major inside catalyst for the Lady Broncos averaged more than 16 points a game and sparked a tradition-rich Mustang squad to comeback wins in the semis and finals for the school's first title since 1989. The senior scored 21 in the championship game and turns things over to little sis Lacy next year.

Keith Clark (Putnam City)

Dominique Franks, Union
Xavier Henry, Putnam City
Derrek Lewis, Union
Reggie Mathis, Jenks
Obi Muonelo, Santa Fe

Honorable Mention
Sam Bradford, Putnam North
Noah Hartsock, Bartlesville
Brandon Jackson, Putnam City
Ekpe Udoh, Santa Fe
Dmeatice Young, Putnam City

Lucy Ramon, Mustang

Sade Morris, Norman
Jordan Pyle, Mustang
Alex Richardson, Santa Fe
Stephanie Stewart, Santa Fe
Kasey Tweed, Mustang

Honorable Mention
Hasna Braxton, Del City
Alyssia Brewer, Sapulpa
Porschea Jeffries, Del City
Lauren Reel, Mustang
Christina Yarbrough, Santa Fe

Class 5A

Boys MVP - Jeremy Glazier (Tulsa Central)
Senior had a solid semifinal game (16 points) but saved his best performance of the tournament for last with a 31-point, eight-rebound explosion in the finals. His efforts helped get Central its 12th state championship in school history, but first since 1998.

Girls MVP - Gabrielle Rosiji (Tulsa Edison)
Rosiji's team lost in the finals, but there is no denying she dominated the state tournament field. Scored 64 points and hauled in nearly 50 rebounds in three games (21 points, 20 rebounds in the finals alone). East Central was the best team, but Rosiji was the tournament's top player.

Jeremy Glazier, Tulsa Central

Aaron Daniels, Tulsa Central
Preston Davis, Capitol Hill
Wayne Jackson, Tulsa Central
Jeremy Lay, Southeast
Justin Stephens, Durant

Honorable Mention
D.J. Birmingham, Tulsa Central
Eric Frederick, John Marshall
Ramone Hines, Southeast
Will Robinson, Durant
Marvez Vealy, Southeast

Gabrielle Rosiji, Tulsa Edison

Val Amie, East Central
Tavionna Davis, East Central
Ashley Holdman, East Central
Brittany M. Johnson, Tulsa Edison
Lauren Lindsay, Carl Albert

Honorable Mention
Brianne Grisham, Carl Albert
Jasmine Manuel, Tulsa Edison
Nolisha Markham, East Central
Audra Skimbo, Claremore
T'Airah Thompson, East Central

Class 4A

Boys MVP - Michael Sosanya (McGuinness)
Dominant inside presence came up with huge rebounds and points in every game, nearly averaging a double-double in three contests. Hit late game-winner in semifinals and sent a crazy championship contest with Douglass into overtime with a game-tying jumper.

Girls MVP - Nicole Shanbour (Deer Creek)
Shanbour and teammates Breezy Martin and Jessi Donnel were all plenty valuable throughout the weekend. Shanbour gets the nod by a hair for being consistent all over the floor for the Lady Antlers. She also sparked an early flurry in the title game that put Deer Creek ahead to stay.

Michael Sosanya, McGuinness

Dominique Clark, Douglass
Daniel Orton, McGuinness
Bayshon Payne, Douglass
Denton Smith, Mannford
Corey Stewart, Victory Chr.

Honorable Mention
Robert Crawford, Victory Chr.
Cade Davis, Elk City
Ricky Hill, Douglass
Gabe Ikard, McGuinness
Jake Merritt, McGuinness

Nicole Shanbour, Deer Creek

Kendra Dean, Fort Gibson
Jessi Donnel, Deer Creek
Breezy Martin, Deer Creek
Brennan Miller, Fort Gibson
Jordan Stark, Weatherford

Honorable Mention
Whitney Bellamy, Anadarko
Jayme Glover, Deer Creek
Whitney Sanders, Anadarko
Taylor Thompson, Cache
Lauren Yetter, Deer Creek

Class 3A

Boys MVP - Gerald Jones, Millwood
Didn't start any of the games due to tender knee, and while fellow junior Tremaine Swindall scored the most points, it was clear by watching all three games that Jones was the key. Without him, the Falcons limped into state, but his presence this weekend ignited a ferocious defensive attack to bring home MHS' first title since 1999.

Girls MVP - Angel Goodrich, Seq-Tahlequah
What more can you say about the sophomore sparkplug? Scored 22, 20 and 21 points in three tournament victories, but also added assists, steals and rebounds in key situations for a second straight title and MVP honors. Not to mention her defense, which led to a big run in the finals win over Verdigris.

Gerald Jones, Millwood

Rotnei Clarke, Verdigris
Alan Mozee, Millwood
Rob New, Jones
Renardo Rhone, Jones
Tremain Swindall, Millwood

Honorable Mention
Kenny Davis, Adair
T.J. Hooper, Sequoyah
Zach Loyd, Verdigris
Chris McCleary, Millwood
Kevin West, Jones

Angel Goodrich, Sequoyah

Kelli Adams, Bethel
Cassie Clarke, Verdigris
Shawna Singleterry, Sequoyah
Mallory Stanley, Verdigris
Jordan Thurman, Marietta

Honorable Mention
Skye Foster, Marietta
Lorin Hammer, Sequoyah
Kait Heskett, Verdigris
LaToya Jackson, Millwood
Kevi Luper, Adair

Class 2A

Boys MVP - Blake Griffin (Oklahoma Christian)
Probably not a player in any of the state tournaments all weekend that had the impact of the 6-9 junior inside. Finished with 72 total points and had 22 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots in the finals alone. There wasn't a player in the tournament that could stop him one-on-one in the paint.

Girls MVP - Sierra Cornwell (Preston)
Dynamic freshman that made the huge steals and points down the stretch to spark the Lady Pirate charge to the state title. Scored six of her team-high 21 points in final two minutes of title game win. The fourth freshman we've picked as a tourney MVP, joining Jenna Plumley (2003), Angel Goodrich (2005) and Keiton Page (2005).

Blake Griffin, OCS

Tucker Phillips, OCS
Tyler Phillips, OCS
Tanner Roberson, Washington
Mitchell Tilley, Wewoka
Darren Townley, Washington

Honorable Mention
Jon Davis, Oktaha
Keiton Page, Pawnee
Tyler Simmons, Washington
Virgil Tilley, Wewoka
Larin Wiens, OBA

Sierra Cornwell, Preston

Krista Beaty, Washington
Katy Goodno, Preston
Maylisa Johnson, Preston
Lana Keith, Washington
Lauren McKee, Cordell

Honorable Mention
Misti Haley, Oktaha
Savannah Hamilton, Preston
Randi Jerrell, Pocola
Tiffany Jupin, Washington
Mallory Walker, Coalgate

Class A

Boys MVP - Bret Jackson (Frontier)
Bret was the heart and soul of the Mustangs' third consecutive title march, scoring 78 points overall and iced the final game with 12-of-14 shooting at the line. Jackson's crossover dribble and drive to the basket was the most valuable move of the tournament.

Girls MVP - Rose Hammond (Depew)
Rose capped a brilliant prep career with a state championship. She scored 35 points to open the tournament and finished with 72 overall. Her ability to drive to the bucket and create open looks for teammates was instrumental in the championship game win over Davenport.

Bret Jackson, Frontier

Chase Didier, Thomas
Zack London, Okeene
Dearth Parker, Roff
Sam Stephens, Frontier
C.J. Stewart, Roff

Honorable Mention
Adam Beck, Frontier
J.J. Fournier, Pioneer
Ryan Gibbs, New Lima
Tyler Karr, Okarche
Xavier Sedo, Roff

Rose Hammond, Depew

LeAnn Eslick, Depew
Jenna Plumley, Frontier
Lindsey Vandever, Davenport
Rebecca Waters, Davenport
Rita West, Davenport

Honorable Mention
Jordan Gardner, Frontier
Felicia Logsdon, Stonewall
Reagan Prescott, Depew
Rena Serpa, Stonewall
Rashena Smith, Crowder

Class B

Boys MVP - Bubba Kurth (Glencoe)
A tough call because teammate Brennon Dearinger had a great tournament as well, but for a team that won with defense we went with the most valuable defender. Bubba saved Glencoe's season with some huge defensive plays and a team-high 13 points in a 46-39 win over Coyle in the semis.

Girls MVP - Tiffany Bullcoming (Hammon)
Bullcoming proved to be Class B's MVP this season, and Hammon rode her strong inside game all the way to a perfect 30-0 record and its first ever girls championship. The senior forward scored 80 points overall in the tournament, including 36 in the first round and 23 of the team's 39 in the finals.

Bubba Kurth, Glencoe

Preston Brown, Stringtown
Brennon Dearinger, Glencoe
Dustin Ross, Glencoe
Garrett Steinmetz, FC-Broxton
Emrick Wilcox, Coyle

Honorable Mention
Adam Bellamy, Fort Cobb
Orlando Brown, Stringtown
Stephen Mopope, Fort Cobb
Caleb Patterson, Ringwood
Jo Jon Smith, Earlsboro

Tiffany Bullcoming, Hammon

Krista Bullis, Dover
Madison Cabaniss, Arapaho
Candi Miles, Hammon
Mackenzie Shepherd, Hammon
Whitney Ward, Kiowa

Honorable Mention
Kelly Kindell, Schulter
Whitney Kisinger, Arapaho
Autumn Klugh, Fort Cobb
Jody Munkres, Dover
Rikki Wolfe, Schulter