By Buck Ringgold
Here are the candidates for SBLive Oklahoma’s high school athlete of the week for March 7-13. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Laci Steele, Edmond North girls basketball
Steele scored a total of 53 points in the Lady Huskies' run to the 6A state championship. She had 20 points in their 72-37 quarterfinal win against Stillwater, 21 points in a 55-35 semifinal win against Sand Springs and 12 points while going 5-of-5 from the free-throw line in North's 59-57 overtime win against Bixby for the title.
Elle Papahronis, Edmond North girls basketball
Papahronis averaged 12 points and reached double figures in all three state tournament games. She had 12 against Stillwater in the quarterfinals, 14 against Sand Springs in the semifinals and 10 points along with six rebounds in the title-game win against Bixby.
Toni Papahronis, Edmond North girls basketball
Papahronis averaged more than 10 points in the state tournament title run. In the championship game against Bixby in overtime, she had 21 points and seven rebounds, and hit the game-winning shot as time expired.
Stevie Stinchcomb, McAlester girls basketball
Stinchcomb scored a total of 50 points in the Lady Buffaloes' run to the 5A championship. She had 24 points and three 3-pointers in a 42-39 quarterfinal win against Midwest City, 10 points in a 56-40 semifinal win against Tulsa Rogers and 16 points in the 53-49 win against El Reno for the title.
Elizabeth Milligan, McAlester girls basketball
Milligan scored 35 total points in the Lady Buffs' title run, including 17 in the semifinal against Tulsa Rogers and 10 in the title-game win against El Reno.
Jayda Holiman, McAlester girls basketball
Holiman averaged more than 10 points in the three 5A tournament wins. She scored 10 in the semifinal win against Tulsa Rogers and 16 points in the title-game win against El Reno.
Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, Classen SAS girls basketball
Littlepage-Buggs scored a total of 47 points as the Lady Comets captured their first-ever state championship. The McDonald's All-American had 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting along with nine rebounds in their 53-24 quarterfinal win against Blanchard; 15 points and 16 boards in their 62-46 semifinal win against Holland Hall; then had 16 points on 8-of-14 shooting along with 11 rebounds in the 55-22 win against Tuttle in the championship game.
Jordan Harrison, Classen SAS girls basketball
A senior point guard, Harrison averaged 13 points in the three 4A state tournament wins. She scored 12 and made two 3's in the quarterfinals, 17 points and made all eight free-throw attempts in the semifinals and 10 points and two 3's in the title game.
Micah Gray, Classen SAS girls basketball
Gray also averaged 13 points for the Lady Comets in their 4A title run, scoring in double figures in all three games. She had 14 points and two 3's against Blanchard, 12 points against Holland Hall and 13 points and three 3's against Tuttle.
Boston Berry, Jones girls basketball
Berry averaged 15 points as the Lady Longhorns repeated as 3A state champs. She had 18 points in their 51-33 semifinal win against Perry and had 19 points, five rebounds and 7-of-8 free throws in the 65-41 title-game win against Idabel.
Zoe Tucker, Jones girls basketball
Tucker scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the title game win. She also made two 3's and had three assists.
Sofi Woodson, Jones girls basketball
Woodson averaged 12.3 points during the Lady Longhorns' march to the title. In a 48-35 quarterfinal win against Keys, she had 20 points and 12 rebounds, while adding 11 points in the semifinal win against Perry.
Allyssa Parker, Pocola girls basketball
A freshman, Parker averaged 16.7 points as the Lady Indians captured the 2A state title. She had 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in a 41-35 quarterfinal win against Merritt and then had 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting while going 6-of-8 from the line in a 63-62 overtime win against Dale in the semifinals. Parker also hit the game-clinching free throw in the championship game as Pocola defeated LeFlore County rival Howe, 40-36.
Mika Scott, Pocola girls basketball
The lone senior on the Lady Indians' roster, Scott averaged 13 points in the state tournament. She had 21 points and 11 rebounds in the semifinal win against Dale and also had nine points against Howe.
Kylee Smith, Pocola girls basketball
Smith was the Lady Indians' leading scorer in the title game with 12 points. She added 10 points in the semifinals against Dale.
Dylan Warlick, Edmond North boys basketball
Warlick scored 64 total points through three games in helping lead the Huskies to the 6A championship. He had 20 points and 18 rebounds in their 62-52 quarterfinal win against Jenks, 16 points and 14 rebounds in their 76-69 win against Booker T. Washington and 28 points and 10 rebounds in the Huskies' 56-50 title win against Moore.