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March 9, 2013

Fort Gibson wins second 4A title in 3 years

High school basketball championship game recaps.

(Continued)

Sulphur beats Perkins-Tryon 42-34 for 3A title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ashley Hughes scored 15 points and Sulphur beat Perkins-Tryon 42-34 to win a Class 3A girls state championship game featuring teams that had both reached the finals undefeated.

The Lady Demons (28-1) were never able to recover after being held to just two points in the first quarter of Saturday's game. Sulphur (30-0) led by 10 at halftime and withstood a string of six straight Perkins-Tryon points to start the second half that cut the lead to 19-15 — before pulling away again.

It is the first state championship for the Lady Bulldogs.

Jordan Gorham led Perkins-Tryon with 13 points and Bailey Wensler added 11.

Latta beats Haworth 58-41 to take boys 2A title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Trent Storts scored 18 points, Kade Hayes chipped in 15 points and Latta never trailed on its way to a 58-41 victory Saturday against Haworth in the Class 2A boys state championship game

It was the first state title for Latta (29-3).

Storts hit a 3-pointer and then Hayes followed with three more 3s during a 12-0 first half run, putting Panthers in control to stay. Hayes' third 3-pointer made it 16-4 early in the second quarter.

Haworth (28-7) could never again get within single digits. Oscar Rivera had 11 points to lead the Lions.

Jake Collins hit all eight of his foul shots and finished with 10 points for Latta.

Northeast pulls away, tops Alva 53-36 for 2A title

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lanesia Williams scored 14 of her 21 points in the second half, T'ona Edwards added 11 points and Northeast pulled away to beat Alva 53-36 in the Class 2A girls state championship game.

Chanel Akins had a pair of baskets in a 9-0 run to start the second half of Saturday's game as the Lady Vikings (30-0) built on a 22-21 halftime lead. Northeast shot 61 percent in the second half while limiting the Lady Bugs (25-5) to just 26 percent.

Jaden Hobbs led Alva with 12 points and Lora Riley had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Akins had all 10 of her points in the second half for Northeast, which won its first state championship since 1979.

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