Oklahoma Coaches Association officially listed their end of the year awards for basketball and four area athletes got the nod for either All-State and or All-Star by class.
Brooklin Bain who was named All-State last week from the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association officially named her All-State throughout the whole Coaches Association and was also part of the 3A All-Star by class as well.
Bain who averaged 20.4 points per game and had 7.6 rebounds per game was one of two girls representing Stephens County as Duncan’s Abbi Price was the other All-Star in Class 5A.
Price had 6.7 points per game and averaged 6.7 rebounds per game and was also a force on defense for the Lady Demons helping the team to 10 wins for the first time in several years.
Oklahoma Coaches Association also released the Boys All-State and All-Star by class with Duncan’s Preston Weaks getting the 5A team honor while Velma-Alma’s Morgan Cox got the Class A team honor.
Weaks who averaged 10.1 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game was a senior for the Demons who was one of few returning players who saw significant playing and let the teams in rebounds.
Demons head coach David McGuire said that Weaks was a big part of the team and said he did a lot for a position that has become rare to have in high school basketball.
“Preston had a strong season for our program. In a era where post players are becoming obsolete, Preston was an old school player who provided a strong, paint presence,” McGuire said. “He played well throughout the season and I am very proud of him. Being honored by the OCA is well deserved.”
Cox who came to Velma-Alma in his second semester of his senior year had a strong presence for the Comets and was named Stephens County Tournament MVP and MVP of the Oilfield Conference for the season.
Comets head coach Kenny Bare said this honor is something he deserved and had a great season for Velma-Alma High School.
“Morgan is an outstanding young man. He is a natural leader. Morgan was a MVP of the Oilfield Conference and the MVP of this year’s Stephens Co. Tournament,” Bare said. “HE is very deserving of being selected as one of the best basketball players in Class A.”
With the final awards for the winter sports coming out this weekend, The Duncan Banner will be releasing their All-Area teams for basketball and wrestling in the weekend edition to wrap up the winter sports season.
Bain who is the only All-Stater for the area will play in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game which will take place either on July 29 at Mabee Center in Tulsa if restrictions are lifted.