Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 7, 2013
State Basketball Tournament
CHS Lady Cards In Final Eight 5A Teams
Lost 40-42 To Edmond Deer Creek (at Catoosa)

First CHS State Basketball Tournament Trip In 28 Years
Lost To Eventual State Champs
Previous Coverage (Area -vs- EC)

Deer Creek (who eliminated Collinsville Thursday) eliminated East Central (48-43) from the 5A Girls Basketball Tournament Friday and will be in the finals Saturday. -- Ted 3/8/2013

This Shelbie Kirby basket with about 45 seconds left in the State Game -vs- Deer Creek tied the score at 40-all. Collinsville never led in the game and lost 40-42 to end their state title dreams. The Lady Cards were down 33-39 with 4 minutes left before a 7-1 run. East Central eliminated Dell City in the opening game that was just as close. -- more photos later. -- Ted 6:30pm Thursday 3/7/2013

Thanks Girls For Another Excellent Effort and Great Season

Note: There is considerable history for past CHS Girls Basketball (state) teams but I plan to keep the hardworking 2013 basketball ladies as the main story until their run at a 5A state title is complete later this week. The 1984 Collinsville Lady Cardinals were 3A State Champs. -- Ted Wright 3/4/2013 -- GOOD LUCK LADIES!!
Collinsville Basketball Girls to Play Deer-Creek Edmond Thursday March 7th 3:30pm at Catoosa In 5A State Tournament Round 1 -- (All Thursday Games at Catoosa ... Fri/Sat Games at ORU Mabee Center) -- Bracket Photo provided by Jim Riley Sunday 3/3/3013
CHS Basketball Girls Headed to State (after overtime started at 52-52 -vs- Chickasha) -- per Missy Delozier's Facebook post ~5pm Saturday 3/2/2013 -- 5A East Girls Bracket (Collinsville, East Central, Tahlequah and either BK-or-Memorial advanced to State) & 5A West Girls Bracket (Shawnee, Deer Creek and either Dell City-or-Piedmont, and either MacArthur-or-Carl Albert advanced to State) -- Saturday Results per OKC News

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Basketball Metro Lakes
All Conference Selections
Listed below is the results of the All MLC Selection meeting held in Claremore yesterday. -- Jim Riley 3/7/2013

Boys All Metro Lakes Selections

All Conference
Kendall Curtis

Honorable Mention
Derek Iannopollo
Kanyon Cole

Girls All Metro Lakes Selections

Player of the Year
Shelbie Kirby

All Conference
Haylie Kirby
Kyrston Wheeler
Madie Vaughn
Sawyer Salisbury

Honorable Mention
Sam Smith
Kelsey Clarke
Dakota Jefferson
Shannon Driggers
Caroline Sallee
Shelby West

Collinsville Girls to Play Deer-Creek Edmond
(Thursday March 7th 3:30pm at Catoosa) In State Tournament Round 1
(All Thursday Games at Catoosa ... Fri/Sat Games at ORU Mabee Center)

CHS Basketball Girls Earn Area Consolation Path To State Tournament (Among Top 8 Teams In 5A)

-- Kendra Salisbury Photo 3/2/2013
(after the Chickasha win)

The Collinsville Lady Cards (making their first State Tournament trip in a generation) fell behind by 10 by the end of the first quarter before outscoring Deer Creek 34-26 in the next 3 quarters. The rally fell just short after Collinsville finally tied the score at 40-40 with less than 45 seconds left in the game. Deer Creek scored again but Collinsville couldn't get a shot off in the final 7.4 seconds.
Had Defeated Chickasha At Area
March 7, 2013 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Collinsville Girls
Edmond Deer Creek
The Collinsville Ladies came up the court in the final minute trailing 38-40 before Shelby Kirby's shot below.
This Shelbie Kirby (#5) basket with about 45 seconds left in the State Game -vs- Deer Creek tied the score at 40-all.
Shannon Driggers (#12)
The CHS Baseball team delayed their home game with BTW so they could be at Catoosa to help cheer on the CHS Basketball Ladies.
The excellent fan support started in downtown as the basketball Ladies started their trip to the State opening round game. The right photo is from Tara Howard's Facebook page.
Sawyer Salisbury (#2) defends her rebound made under the Deer Creek basket.
One side of the gym was full of red shirted Cardinal fans with studends standing at the end of the court.
Dakota Jefferson (#25) and Haylie Kirby (#11) tracked down this loose ball in the 3rd quarter.
3rd quarter offensive rebound for Samantha Smith (#13).
Coach Kelly Clarke providing directions for the "Cardettes".
Maddie Vaughn (#33)
The Collinsville defense limited Deer Creek to just 9 points in the 4th quarter.
This Kelsey Clarke (#14) 3-pointer got Collinsville within 6 at 29-35 and about 6 and a half minutes left.
Kyrston Wheeler (#22)
I had already bagged up my camera and missed a memorable shot a few monents before this as the Lady Cards made a final "Curtain Call" to thank their fans before leaving the court for the last time (5 seniors). -- Ted
More sendoff photos below ..
Thanks Girls For Another Excellent Effort and Great Season!!