TOC 2018 Girls: All Tournament Honors

TOC 2018 Girls: All Tournament Honors

TOC 2018 Girls: All Tournament Honors

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– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT

After an exciting three days at the Mabee Center check out who were the top performers from the prestigious event. We have our MVP selection and our five All Tournament Team selection. Check out the highlights from each top performer.

TOURNAMENT MVP

Hannah Boyett – Guard – Muldrow
The Muldrow senior led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring throughout the tournament and helped lead them to a tournament title. Boyett and the Lady Bulldogs were hungry to make it back to the TOC title game after losing to Owasso in last year’s event. They took down 6A’s #1 Edmond Memorial to capture this year’s tournament crown. Boyett hit big shot after big shot in the title game. In fact, every shot she took was huge. She scored a game-high 15 points to beat Edmond Memorial and only took five shots. When you look at the stats from all three days, Muldrow won’t blow you away with spectacular numbers. However, when you watch them play on the court, Boyett and the Lady Dogs are one of the best in the state.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Gem Summers – Guard – Victory Christian
Victory Christian senior Gem Summers put together the best individual performance in a game during the tournament. She dropped 30 points as Victory Christian would knock off Varnum during Friday’s action. Summers and the Lady Conquerors bounced back from the loss to Edmond Memorial the night before by blowing out Varnum 67-28. Summers’ day was done by the end of the third quarter and she didn’t play in the final frame. Despite that, she still outscored Victory’s opponent by herself. Summers’ 30-point performance was a big reason why she was this year’s tournament leading scorer.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Katelyn Levings – Forward – Edmond Memorial
Edmond Memorial came up short to Muldrow in the TOC title game but they had an impressive showing in Tulsa. Junior forward Katelyn Levings was one of several players that would shine for the Lady Bulldogs, but it was Levings that had a special performance in their semifinal win over East Central. Levings finished the game with 20 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in the victory. She wasn’t just a force in the paint, she showed her ability to step out and knock down jumpers. In fact, she would hit several 3-pointers throughout the tournament. Levings is a legitimate inside-outside threat for 6A’s top ranked team.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Lexy Keys – Guard – Tahlequah Sequoyah
Tahlequah Sequoyah junior Lexy Keys is one of the top guards in the state and she was one of our players to watch coming into the tournament. She showed why in the third place game on Saturday as she dominated the game from start to finish in their win over East Central. It was somewhat of a quiet tournament for Keys during the first two days and she exploded on the final day. She finished the win over East Central with 22 points while dishing out 8 assists. Keys more than made up for the somewhat slow start as she dropped 22 points in the third place game. She was wildly efficient from the field in the process.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Nakai Harjo – Guard – Varnum
Varnum avoided an 0-3 finish at the Tournament Of Champions by knocking off Dewar in the 7th place game on Saturday. Leading the way in the win was senior guard Nakai Harjo. Harjo finished with a game-high 23 points on 9-13 shooting. That came after Varnum would push East Central in the tournament opener. Harjo scored 18 points as Varnum would lead the Lady Cardinals and put a scare into East Central. If Harjo plays as well as she did in Tulsa throughout the rest of the season, this Varnum team is going to be a tough one to eliminate in the Class B state championship race.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Taylen Collins – Forward – Muldrow
Muldrow’s Taylen Collins was without a doubt the most talented player on the floor during the three-day event in Tulsa. The junior has a very bright future ahead of her as she can do a lot of things extremely well. She can handle the ball, she can shoot but she was most effective during the TOC on the defensive side of the ball. She was a terror in the paint, blocking shot after shot. She can also come out and guard a team’s best ball handler and she has the speed to come away with a steal and become an instant fast break. The only knock on Collins is that she got in foul trouble during the TOC title game and had to sit for an extended period.

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