By Andrew Glover
STILLWATER, Okla. —
The 2012-13 basketball season saw great success for Stillwater-area high schools. Five teams advanced to the state tournament with the Glencoe Panthers winning Class A. The Stillwater Pioneers made it to regionals and the Lady Pioneers gave it their all in the area round. Here is a look at some of the top basketball players in the area.
Boys First Team
Ty Lazenby, Glencoe, sophomore
Lazenby was MVP at the state tournament and averaged 22.6 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game.
Jake Lazenby, Glencoe, junior
Lazenby established himself as an outside threat averaging 16 points, three rebounds and two assists per game and earned Class A State Tournament All-Tournament Team honors.
Eric Harris, Coyle, senior
Harris didn’t join the Bluejackets until after Christmas break but made a quick impact, averaging 12.6 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.25 steals in 20 games played.
Nathan Brock, Pawnee, freshman
His season was cut short due to injury, but Brock helped the Black Bears reach the Area Round. Brock averaged 14 points, 4.4 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.
Rico Thompson, Stillwater, senior
Thompson averaged 18 points and five assists during the regular season and boosted that average to 25 points in the post season.
Landon Norman, Frontier
Caleb White, Perkins-Tryon
Hunter Hall, Glencoe
Ryon Boatright, Mulhall-Orlando
Fidel Simpson, Coyle
Carson Teel, Stillwater
Kyle Smith, Pawnee
Matt Reedy, Agra
Tristan Harris, Frontier
Alex Budke, Stillwater
Girls First Team
Marissa Goodman, Frontier, junior
Goodman was the Lady Mustangs leading rebounder and scorer with 21.9 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
McKenzie Stanford, Perkins-Tryon, senior
Stanford was the other part of P-T’s inside 1-2 punch, averaging 13.6 points and seven rebounds per game.
Natalie Jensen, Pawnee, junior
Jensen helped the Lady Black Bears reach the area round and averaged 11.8 points, four rebounds, three assists, 1.3 steals.
Che’Ron Lewis, Cushing, senior
Helped the Lady Tigers reach the state semifinals. Averaged 17.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 3.4 assists per game.
Austyn Iven, Stillwater, senior
Iven averaged 15 points per game and finished sixth among Stillwater’s all-time scorers. Against Lawton Eisenhower, Iven scored 38 points — including 11 of 15 from the field.
Kylie Ladd, Ripley
Jaclyn McKnight, Ripley
Beth Childs, Frontier
Kelsey Castlebury, Glencoe
Lauren Bynum, Pawnee
Naomi Eslinger, Ripley
Shilah Young, Coyle
Rhett Boyd, Mulhall-Orlando
Sydney Pappan, Frontier
Callie Atkins, Stillwater