Meet The Oklahoman's Super 5 girls basketball first team
Karly Gore, Seiling
The story: A dynamic player inside and outside at any level, Gore helped lead Seiling to a girls record fourth straight state championship. An Oral Roberts signee, she averaged more than 17 points and nine rebounds along with more than four steals and assists per game. Alongside her twin sister Macy, they combined to go 112-5 in four years.
Macy Gore, Seiling
Position: Point guard
The story: A four-year starter alongside her twin sister, Gore developed into the floor general for the Wildcats as they took on teams from all levels. She averaged more than 15 points and nearly six rebounds while dishing nearly six assists per game, and she really shined in Seiling’s up-tempo, aggressive system. She’s also headed to ORU with Karly.
Player of the Year
Gabby Gregory, Holland Hall
The story: The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year proved she was the best in the state while leading Tulsa’s Holland Hall to the state tournament for a third straight season. An Oklahoma signee who averaged 31 points as a junior, she averaged nearly 23 points and 10 rebounds as she made everyone around her better this season.
Keira Neal, Edmond Santa Fe
The story: A North Texas signee, you’d have a tough time finding a more dynamic defender in the state. Neal’s length, strength and athleticism put her on a different level as a defender while leading the Wolves to the Class 6A state semifinals. She also averaged 11 points, six rebounds and nearly 11 assists.
Jalei Oglesby, Howe
The story: An Arkansas Tech signee, Oglesby led Howe to the Class 2A state championship for the first time since 2008. She averaged nearly 30 points and 11 rebounds per game while moving into third all-time on the state’s 5-on-5 career scoring list with 2,982 points. She also become just one of four players in state history to reach 2,500 career points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Gregory.
Coach of the Year
Jeff Zinn, Anadarko
The story: The veteran coach picked up his 500th career win in the regular season and then led the undersized Warriors to the Class 4A state championship for the second time in his tenure. Anadarko beat Newcastle, Victory Christian and Muldrow in the tournament, and Zinn did that while coaching three of his own daughters — including a set of twins.
Jacob Unruh, Staff writer