Meet The Oklahoman's Big All-City girls basketball first team
Delanie Crawford, Piedmont
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
Position: Point guard
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
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
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
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.