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December 20, 2012

Plenty of surprises for area girls basketball teams



Even before the Lady Outlaws (2-4) took a shot this season, they were plagued by the injury bug.

But, even with the return of senior guard Avery Walker, wins have been few and far between for MHS.

Picking up the slack has been senior Ashley O’Dell, who has been averaging double-digit point totals in all but one game this season.

After earning a hard fought win over Tuttle, the Lady Outlaws managed to upset No. 18 ranked Washington on the road for victory number two of the season.

However, the momentum was short lived as the Velma-Alma Lady Comets managed to snag a 47-46 victory at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds on Dec. 15.

With a full-strength Avery Walker though, and the return of sophomore Jordan Ridge, the Lady Outlaws could be poised to make a run down the home stretch.

MHS will host Bridge Creek on Jan. 4 before visiting Comanche the next night on the road.



One team who has been hanging tough is the Central High Lady Bronchos, who will sport a 7-2 record going into the new year. CHHS’ only losses on the season have been to a one-loss Rush Springs squad, and No. 10 ranked Sterling.

“We have a good record so far this season,” Central High coach Chad Weldon said. “Everyone has been stepping up and playing well. Our girls aren’t leaning on just one player to score for us. We’ve had our seniors step up every night and play extremely well which is what we expected.”

In addition to the balanced scoring attack from the Lady Bronchos four seniors, sophomore Faith Harris has stepped up to be a another weapon in the arsenal for Central High.

“Faith is a really talented player and is only going to get better,” Weldon said. “As a team we just want to improve every game and get better. We feel like we’re good enough to play and beat anyone right now.”

Central High will play Fletcher on Jan. 5 before participating in the Black Diamond Tournament just two days later.                   A

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