Here's complete coverage from Thursday's action of the high school state basketball tournaments played in the Tulsa area and Oklahoma City.
Edmond North 54, Norman North 43
Freshman Dylan Warlick had 19 points and 16 rebounds as No. 3 Edmond North defeated No. 4 Norman North 54-43 on Thursday in the 6A tournament quarterfinals at Skiatook High School.
The Huskies improve to 19-5.
Jaylon White finished with 16 points to pace the Timberwolves (18-6).
Edmond North advances to play Edmond Memorial in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Skiatook.
The championship is 8 p.m. Saturday at Oral Roberts.
Putnam City North 53, Owasso 51
The championship is 8 p.m. Saturday at Oral Roberts.
Edmond Memorial 52, Broken Arrow 42
J.V. Seat and Sean Pedulla each had 21 and 17 points, respectively as top-ranked Edmond Memorial advanced in 6A girls with a 52-42 win over No. 10 Broken Arrow.
Edmond Memorial improves to 16-1.
Tyler Pinder finished with 21 points to pace the Tigers (14-8).
Edmond Memorial advances to face Edmond North in the semis at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the winner earning a berth in Saturday's title game at 8 p.m. at ORU.
Union 43, Mustang 37
Union's girls save their best for last Wednesday in the first round of the Class 6A basketball state tournament. Jordynn Conner scored 13 points and Kaylen Nelson and TK Pitts had 11 each, leading their third-ranked team to a come-from-behind 43-37 win over No. 5 Mustang at Sapulpa High School.
Makenzie Malham tied the game with two free throws with 2:10 left and Pitts' three-point play put Union (19-1) ahead to stay.
Randi Harding led Mustang (19-6) with 11 points.
Bixby 61, Choctaw 39
Bixby’s Gracy Wernli almost couldn’t miss Thursday from 3-point range. She made seven treys and totaled 26 points, pacing the No. 6 Spartans’ 61-39 win over No. 4 Choctaw in the quarterfinals of the 6A state basketball tournament at Sapulpa High School.
Trauiling 27-26 at halftime, the Spartans scored the first 17 points of the third quarter to take control. Gentry Baldwin and Alyssa Nielsen had 12 and 10, respectively. Bixby (18-5) advanced to play Edmond North at 2 p.m. Friday at the Chieftain Center.
Carley Gassaway scored 16 to lead the Yellowjackets (18-3).
The state championship game is 11:30 a.m. Saturday at ORU.
Norman 53, Midwest City 40
No. 1 Norman overcame a slow start and pulled away from Midwest City 53-40 on Thursday in the first round of the Class 6A girls basketball state tournament in Sapulpa’s Chieftains Center.
Senior guard Kelbie Washington scored 13 to pace the Tigers, who their 39th straight game and advanced to play No. 3 Union at 4 p.m. Friday in the semifinals. Union rallied past No. 5 Mustang 43-37.
Kennedi Grant scored a game-high 16 to pace Midwest City (16-8), which eliminated Sand Springs in the area tournament last Saturday.
Edmond North 60, Putnam North 50
Laci Steele scored 26 and No. 2 Edmond North advanced to the semifinals of the 6A girls basketball state tournament Thursday with a 60-50 over speedy, ninth-ranked Putnam North.
North (22-2) advanced to play No. 6 Bixby (18-5) at 2 p.m. Friday in the semifinals at the Chieftain Center. No. 1 Norman (17-0) will play No. 3 Union (19-1) in the other semifinal at 4 p.m. Friday.
Alyssa Parmer scored 15 to pace the Putnam North (14-7).
Sapulpa 73, Coweta 58
Sapulpa posted its first boys basketball state tournament win since 1999 as Jackson Skipper scored 24 points to lead the sixth-ranked Chieftains past No. 8 Coweta 73-58 in the Class 5A quarterfinals Thursday at Owasso.
The Chieftains (12-10) will meet Lawton MacArthur in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday.
Mason Ford led Coweta (14-7) with 21 points and Jacob Mills added 17.
Brandon Niyah had 11 of his 13 points in the first half and Skipper added 10 to help Sapulpa take a 36-20 lead into intermission.
Lawton MacArthur 88, Shawnee 73
Brandon Cowan (24) and Arzhonte Dallas (21) combined to score 43 of their 45 points after the first quarter as the Highlanders broke the game open in the second half en route to their 18th consecutive win and third state semifinal berth. Tanner Morris led No. 5 Shawnee (16-7) with 17 points, including three 3s.
Sapulpa and Lawton MacArthur battle in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday.
Sapulpa 53, Shawnee 36
Sapulpa overcame a cold shooting first half to defeat Shawnee 53-36 and advance to the 5A Girls state semifinals Thursday afternoon in quarterfinal action at Memorial High School.
Temira Poindexter led all scorers with 22 and Stailee Heard put up 20 after sitting out the second quarter with three fouls.
The Chieftains will play El Reno in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial High School.
Tahlequah 62 Carl Albert 47
No. 2 Tahlequah broke open a close game with a 22-point fourth quarter to defeat Midwest City Carl Albert 62-47 in the 5A girls quarterfinal game Thursday at Memorial High School. Kacey Fishinghawk led the Lady Tigers with 16 points. Azya Poole put up 20 points for Carl Albert to lead all scorers. Poole hit five 3 pointers in the game to keep the Lady Titans close early.
Tahlequah advances to face Piedmont in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday at Memorial High School.
The title game is 5:30 p.m. Saturday at ORU.
El Reno 42, Lawton MacArthur 40
The No. 5 ranked El Reno Indians waited until the fourth quarter to take the lead then turned back the MacArthur Lady Highlanders at the buzzer for a 42-40 victory in 5A girls state quarterfinal playoffs Thursday at Memorial High School.
Jaylin Reveles sparked the Indians with a steal and six straight points midway of the fourth quarter that saw seven lead changes over the final eight minutes.
In the other 5A quarterfinal, No. 3 Piedmont handed No. 6 OKC McGuinness a 46-29 defeat.
Fort Gibson 62, Weatherford 48
Fort Gibson knock off No. 4 Weatherford 62-48 in the semifinal round at State Fair Arena ion Oklahoma City on Thursday night.
Kynzi London led all scorers with 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting from behind the 3-point line.
No. 5 Fort Gibson advances to the 4A state championship scheduled for Saturday at noon against No. 3 Tuttle, who defeated Anadarko 40-37.
- From Staff Reports
Here are the scores and schedule for the 6A-2A state basketball tournament.
Skipper scored 24 to help Chieftains win in the boys state tournament for the first time since 1999. Ardmore's 16-of-26 shooting on 3s dooms Memorial, which loses in the postseason for the first time since 2016.
- Jon Potts For the Tulsa World
SKIATOOK — Josh Nwankwo fueled sixth-ranked Putnam City North past fifth-ranked Owasso 53-51 in a hard-fought Class 6A boys state quarterfinal…
See plays from Owasso's and Broken Arrow's quarterfinal losses in the 6A boy basketball state tournament. Ian Maule/Tulsa World
The first minute of action as Choctaw and Bixby go head to head in the state 6A tournament. Michael Noble\Tulsa World.
The first minute of action as Union and Mustang go head to head in the state 6A tournament. Michael Noble\Tulsa World.
Sapulpa and Shawnee meet up in the 5A girls basketball quarterfinals of the state tournament. STEPHEN PINGRY, Tulsa World
Memorial has won five of the past seven 5A state titles and Carl Albert's most recent gold ball was in 2016. They could meet in the semfiinals. Lawton MacArthur has split two games with Memorial this season.
Tulsa Public Schools announced that Rogers, a state qualifier for the first time since 1996, had to withdraw from the 5A boys tournament due to TPS' COVID protocols after one of its players had a positive test.
Owasso and Broken Arrow have enjoyed success at the tournament's subsite in the Skiatook Invitational.