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March 9, 2013

Fort Gibson wins second 4A title in 3 years

High school basketball championship game recaps.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Brooke Palmer had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Fort Gibson won its second state championship in three years, beating Mount St. Mary's 58-43 Saturday night for the Class 4A title.

The Lady Tigers (29-1) dominated the boards in the second half, outrebounding Mount St. Mary's 21-4. Palmer, Cheyenne Johnson and Savannah Gray each had six rebounds apiece after halftime, and Fort Gibson turned eight offensive rebounds into 14 second-chance points to pull away.

Aimee Rishcard scored 18 points to lead the Lady Rockets (25-6), who were up 27-26 early in the second half before Fort Gibson reeled off seven straight points. Mount St. Mary's got within 34-33 on Rishcard's 3-pointer before the Lady Tigers put it away with a 12-2 run.

Allie Glover added 12 points for Fort Gibson.

Clark's 51 leads Douglass past Roland 82-80

OKLAHOMA CITY — Stevie Clark had 51 points in a scoring duel with Roland's Seth Youngblood, leading Douglass to an 82-80 victory and its fourth straight Class 4A state championship.

Clark — who has signed to play at Oklahoma State next season — scored the Trojans' last nine points after Youngblood's four-point play gave Roland (28-2) a 74-73 lead midway through the fourth quarter.

Clark's layup put Douglass (27-3) back ahead and then je hit a 3-pointer to make it a four-point game. After another 3-pointer by Youngblood, Clark hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to close out the win for Douglass.

Youngblood ended up with 41 points — hitting nine of 15 3-point attempts. Brooks Robertson added 15 points for Roland.

Glenn Banks had 16 points and 14 rebounds for Douglass.

Woodard's tip-in lifts Edmond Memorial to 6A crown

TULSA — Jordan Woodard's tip-in at the buzzer lifted Edmond Memorial to a 49-48 win over Midwest City in the Class 6A Boys state championship game Saturday night.

The win marked the second state championship in three seasons for the Bulldogs (26-2), who squandered a 12-point lead they held against the Bombers (27-2) before halftime.

Midwest City appeared to have locked it up when Trey Sneed sank two free throws for the Bombers with 31 seconds left, but in the final 17 seconds Aaron Young scored on a free throw and Shaquille Morris scored off an offensive rebound with 7.1 seconds left to make it 48-47. After a Midwest City turnover, Woodard scored on the tip-in.

Morris had 20 points for Edmond Memorial and Torey Noel had 20 for Midwest City.

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