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Okanogan upsets Freeman for 1A girls title Published On March 4, 2012

Tournament MVP Kara Staggs scored a game-high 21 points, leading Okanogan to a 44-36 upset victory over Freeman on Saturday to claim the Class 1A girls state basketball championship.

Caitlyn Behymer added eight points and Tyler Schreckengost seven for the Bulldogs (23-5), who earned their first title while denying the Scotties (27-2) their third title in a row.

Okanogan took the lead for good late in the first quarter but could never fully shake Freeman. The Bulldogs led by as …   Jump To Rest Of Story →

Okanogan took the lead for good late in the first quarter but could never fully shake Freeman. The Bulldogs led by as many as 10 points, 21-11, in the first half, but the Scotties managed to stay within six points until two Staggs free throws with six seconds left.

Okanogan shot 38 percent (16 of 42) in the game, but Freeman made just 28 percent (12 of 43) of its shots.

Staggs made 6 of 14 field goal attempts, including 2 of 8 3-pointers.

Tyler Schreckengost pulled down 11 rebounds as Okanogan outrebounded Freeman 40-27.

Freeman — Pilant 0-0 0-0 0, Vold 2-4 1-2 5, Maine 6-18 1-2 15, McIntyre 0-2 2-4 2, Paukert 1-6 0-0 2, Sorensen 1-4 0-0 2, McGarity 2-6 6-7 10, Barnes 0-0 0-0 0, Cossey 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 12-43 10-15 36.

Okanogan — Moses 2-5 0-0 6, Staggs 6-14 7-10 21, Parks 0-6 0-0 0, Chiles 0-0 0-0 0, Finely 0-0 0-0 0, Schreckengost 3-5 1-6 7, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, VanderWeide 1-2 0-1 2, Behymer 4-10 0-1 8. Totals 16-42 8-18 44.

Freeman (27-2) 4 13 10 9 -- 36
Okanogan (23-5) 10 13 10 11 -- 44

3-point goals—F 2-14 (Maine 2-8, Paukert 0-1, Sorensen 0-2, Cossey 0-1, Vold 0-2), O 4-15 (Staggs 2-8, Moses 2-5, Parks 0-2). Rebounds—F 27 (Paukert 5), O 40 (Schreckengost 11). Assists—F 5 (Vold 2), O 9 (Parks 6). Steals—F 4 (Maine 2), O 3. Blocked shots—F 2, O 1. Fouled out—McIntyre. Total fouls—F 19, O 15. Technical fouls—None. Turnovers—F 13, O 13.

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