The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 24, 2013

Okarche girls, Laverne boys going to state

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — For the first time since 2009, Seiling’s girls won’t be going to the state basketball tournament.

The Lady Wildcats season ended Sunday with a 58-28 loss to Okarche in the Area I losers bracket finals at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center Coliseum.

Okarche led 16-10 after the first period and 28-16 at halftime, but broke the game open a 18-2 third-quarter run.

Morgan Voth led the Lady Warriors with 22 points, followed by Madi Grellner with 14 points and Madison Lee with 13 points.

Seiling, which finished with a 17-11 record, did not have a player score in double figures.

Okarche will be joined at state by Cheyenne-Reydon, Sterling, Fort Cobb-Broxton, Pond Creek-Hunter, Frontier, Turner and Kiowa.

The news wasn’t as good for the Okarche boys.

Laverne, the eight-man Class B state football champion, showed it could play hoops, too, in a 51-40 win over the Warriors that punched the Tigers’ ticket to the Class A state tournament.

Laverne was led by Seth Overstreet with 18 points. The Tigers led by only one, 28-27, at halftime but outscored Okarche 9-6 in the third period and 14-7 in the fourth.

It’s the first time since 2008 the Tigers have qualified for state.

Laverne will be joined at state by Cheyenne-Reydon, Sterling, Fort Cobb-Broxton, Velma-Alma, Glencoe, Weleetka and Wright City.

The state tournament pairings are scheduled to be announced Tuesday.

The tournament will begin Thursday in Oklahoma City. The tournament will conclude on Saturday.�