Stephens County saw two athletes take their teams deep into the playoffs and as a result, they were each named to the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association (OGBCA) All-State list for the 2020-2021 season.
The two seniors honored included Empire’s Jade Millan and Velma-Alma’s Destinee Wofford, who received selection to appear on the Small West team.
Millan, a senior for the Lady Bulldogs and committed to Mid-America Christian University, helped lead her team to a 17-8 record and bring them two wins away from the Class A State Tournament.
Averaging 18.5 points per game, 9.28 rebounds per game, 3.7 steals per game and 3.0 assists per game, Millan, during her high school career had 1,368 points in her four years at Empire.
Her coach for the last two seasons was Jaicee Powers and when news came down she received selection, Powers knew what a great asset that Millan was for her team.
“I may coach a long time and never have another kid that has Jade’s athleticism to go along with such a great attitude,” Powers said. “The growth in her mental game and her confidence over the last two years has been incredible. She’s been fun to coach, really fun! Jade’s been a blessing to me and to this program. I look forward to seeing what she does at the next level.”
The other Stephens County representative on the Small West team is Wofford, who finished one victory away from the Class A State Tournament and led her team to a 19-5 record on the year.
In the regular season, Wofford averaged 19.1 points per game along with 5.5 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game and 3.6 steals per game.
She also had a 37% rate beyond the three point line and hit 80% of her free throws for the 2020-2021 season.
Wofford, in the six playoff games for the Lady Comets, averaged 21.3 points per game and had 1,406 total career points during her four year career.
Her coach for the last four seasons was Kenny Bare, who said Wofford’s reputation and her work ethic is what helped her achieve the All-State honor.
“We are all so proud of Destinee Wofford for being named All-State. She has worked really hard for four years to get to this point,” Bare said. “Anyone who has watched us play know what kind of a player she is.”
Both of the girls will represent their school one final time in the OGBCA All-State game which is slated to be take place at Mustang High School.
The Small West team will be led by Roxi Bratcher from Boise City and Bo Thomason of Amber-Pocasset and will take on the Small East team led by Jonathon Hurt of Vanoss and Doug Scott of Ripley.
The game will take place at 5 p.m. June 5, 2021, at Mustang High School and will be the final of three games played that day.