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Meet The Oklahoman's Big All-City girls basketball first team

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Piedmont's Delanie Crawford, is a member of The Oklahoman's Big All-City team. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]
Piedmont's Delanie Crawford, is a member of The Oklahoman's Big All-City team. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

Delanie Crawford, Piedmont

Height: 5-10

Position: Forward

Class: Sophomore

The story: A move-in from Oklahoma Christian Academy along with her older sister, Regan, Delanie became a star in her new surroundings. She averaged 15 points, 6.5 rebounds and three assists while leading the Wildcats to the Class 5A championship for the first time since 1967.

Jacie Evans, Norman North

Height: 5-7

Position: Point guard

Class: Senior

The story: The heart and soul of the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference champions, Evans teamed with her younger sister, Jessika, to lead the Timberwolves to the Class 6A title game. A Harding signee, Jacie averaged 14.5 points and set two school records.

Kendra Gillispie, Norman

Height: 6-2

Position: Forward

Class: Sophomore

The story: A force in the paint, Gillispie took over the Class 6A state tournament to lead a young Tigers squad to the Class 6A state championship for the first time since 2005. A move-in from Westmoore with several Division I offers, Gillispie averaged 16.6 points and 11.1 rebounds.

Cur’Tiera Haywood, Mustang

Height: 6-2

Position: Forward/guard

Class: Senior

The story: The Broncos were the Cinderella of Class 6A. They squeaked into the state tournament and then upset nationally ranked Putnam West to advance to the semifinals. And it was behind Haywood, a Quinnipiac signee who averaged 15.7 points and 9.4 rebounds in her fourth year as a starter.

Player of the Year

Keira Neal, Edmond Santa Fe

Height: 5-9

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

The story: Her scoring numbers don’t pop off the page with just 11 per game, but Neal was dominant in every facet of the game leading the 14th-ranked Wolves to the semifinals. She averaged six rebounds, 10.7 assists, three steals and 1.6 blocks and was arguably the state’s top defender. Neal has signed with North Texas.

Coach of the Year

Michael Neal, Norman

The story: A former sharpshooter at Oklahoma, Neal led an uber-talented team full of youth to the Class 6A state title. The 12th-ranked Tigers started two freshmen and two sophomores alongside senior Turner Mattingly, and they caught fire at the right time in the postseason, ending the year on a five-game win streak.

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<strong>Norman North's Jacie Evans is a member of The Oklahoman's Big All-City team. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Norman North's Jacie Evans is a member of The Oklahoman's Big All-City team. [Photo by Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman]

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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