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March 15, 2014

Broken Arrow beats Edmond Santa Fe for 1st title in 31 years

TULSA — Top-ranked Broken Arrow capped off a perfect season with a 70-51 rout of No. 2 Edmond Santa Fe in the Class 6A championship at the Mabee Center on Saturday.

Thompson, an Ole Miss signee, logged 15 of her game-high total in the second half as Broken Arrow (28-0) limited Edmond Santa Fe to 19 points in the second half.

The championship is Broken Arrow's first in girls basketball since 1983.Leading by two at halftime and by three at the 6:52 mark of the third quarter, Broken Arrow scored 17 of the final 26 points i the third period to claim a 54-43 edge. Then in the fourth quarter, after a layup by Edmond Santa Fe's Faith Mays, Broken Arrow answered with two free throws by Amari Dennis, and the Lady Tigers would not allow Edmond Santa Fe within single digits the rest of the contest.

Jordan Doyle added 10 points and eight rebounds in the winning effort.

Tamara Lee had 16 points for Edmond Santa Fe, which had won titles in 2011 and 2012.

Edmond Santa Fe out-rebounded Broken Arrow, 37-30, but Broken Arrow made 52 percent (26 of 50) of its shots while the Lady Wolves were 19 of 53 (35.8 percent) from the floor.

Broken Arrow 70, Edmond Santa Fe 51

ESF     16     16     11     8     -     51

BA      11     23     20     16     -     70

Edmond Santa Fe (25-2): Tamara Lee 16, Aahliyah Jackson 13, Jones 7, Alaina Cooper 6, Alexis Cooper 4, Andrea Cooper 3, Mays 2.

Broken Arrow (28-0): Toree Thompson 23, Jordan Doyle 10, Gaulden 9, Ta. Jones 9, McBride 8, Dennis 8, Ti. Jones 3.


Thursday (at Skiatook)

Muskogee 63, Midwest City 54

Edmond Santa Fe 57, Putnam City North 31

Broken Arrow 56, Norman North 46

Choctaw 55, Sapulpa 52, OT

Friday (at Mabee Center)

Edmond Santa Fe 61, Muskogee 33

Broken Arrow 65, Choctaw 63, OT

Saturday (at Mabee Center)

Broken Arrow 70, Edmond Santa Fe 51

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Ben Johnson has been the sports editor at the Tahlequah Daily Press since 2009. He's a Broken Arrow native and a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He's also an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.

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