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March 9, 2013

Fort Gibson wins second 4A title in 3 years

High school basketball championship game recaps.

(Continued)

Booker T. Washington 52, Bixby 46 in girls 6A

TULSA — Kaylan Mayberry scored 22 points to lead No. 6 Tulsa Booker T. Washington to a 52-46 win over third-ranked Bixby in Class 6A Girls state championship game at Oral Roberts' University's Mabee Center.

BTW took the lead for good in Saturday's game with a layup by Sandy Samilton with just more than two minutes to play and MaKenzie Ellis' two free throws with 30.4 seconds left iced the game for the Hornets.

The state title is the third in six seasons for the Lady Hornets (27-2).

The Lady Spartans (21-8) had the ball with a chance to tie or take the lead when they turned the ball over and Ellis was eventually fouled — leading to the clinching free throws.

Stevi Parker led Bixby with 13 points and Christian Devers added 11 for the Lady Spartans.

Tulsa Memorial 59, Bishop McGuinness 42 in 5A boys

TULSA — Devin Perez scored 18 points and Demari Edwards added 15 as Tulsa Memorial beat Bishop McGuinness 59-42 for the boys Class 5A state championship in Tulsa.

Saturday's win gives the Chargers (23-5) their first state championship since 2008 and sixth in school history.

Tulsa Memorial led 23-17 at halftime and 32-25 in the third quarter before breaking the game open — leading by 22 at one point.

David Love and Stephen Amalog each scored 13 points to lead the Fighting Irish.

Deer Creek beats Shawnee 59-44 for girls 5A title

TULSA — Ashley Gibson scored 21 points, Bayli Blanchard got 16 and Dakota Vann made 14 as No. 2 Deer Creek knocked off top-ranked Shawnee, 59-44 in the Class 5A Girls state championship game.

Saturday's game at the ORU Mabee Center was closer than the final score suggests, as Deer Creek pushed its lead from three points to 15 in the last two minutes by sinking free throws.

The Lady Antlers led by a point at halftime and pulled away with an 18-5 run in the second half that gave them a 41-27 lead. Shawnee cut the lead to 46-43 with just under two minutes left but got no closer.

It is the first state championship for Deer Creek (27-2) since 2006, when it won at the 4A level. Shawnee (26-3) won last year's state title.

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