4 KHS basketball players earn All-WAC first-team selections
Two Kingfisher High School girls basketball players and two more boys earned first-team all-conference honors.
Juniors Peyton Walker and Addy Matthews were named to the first team by a vote of Western Athletic Conference coaches, it was announced on Tuesday.
On the boys’ side, seniors Xavier Ridenour and Caden Kitchens earned the honor.
Walker averaged 8.8 points a game to go with 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals.
Matthews led the team with 13.6 points and also averaged 3.3 rebounds.
Senior Emily Myers and sophomores Raegan Snider and Kadyn Daugherty were honorable mention.
The Lady Jackets were 23-6 overall and 8-3 in conference games.
They advanced to the Class 4A state tournament for a second straight year.
The conference produced the Class 4A state champion in Bethany and another semifinalist in Tuttle.
Tuttle went 11-0 in conference games, including handing Bethany its lone defeat of the season.
The Lady Bronchos returned the favor in the state semifinals.
Tuttle’s Landry Allen, who has signed to play at the University of Oklahoma, was named the conference’s MVP.
Other first-team selections were Keziah Lofton, Zya Vann and Kayten Donley of Bethany; Jordan Hoffman and Addy Hoffman of Weatherford; Allie Rehl of Tuttle; Chloe Cantrell and Ivory Miller of Anadarko; and Kelby Carter of Elgin.
The KHS boys were 10-1 in conference games this season and 24-4 overall.
They advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals before being eliminated by eventual state champion Douglass.
The Trojans beat Weatherford in that title game. Weatherford dealt KHS its lone conference loss.
The Eagles’ C.J. Nickson was named the conference’s MVP.
Joining Kitchens and Ridenour on the first team were Tate Sage of Weatherford, Garrett Redwine of Tuttle and Carlsheon Young of Newcastle.
Nate Reherman of Weatherford, Jaxon Laminack of Blanchard, Aiden Todd of Bethany and Breylon Owens and Rayden Churchill of Anadarko were second-team picks.
Kingfisher’s Cash Slezickey and Jax Sternberger garnered honorable mention.
Kitchens led the Jackets with 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals a contest.
Ridenour averaged 15.0 points, 3.3 boards and 2.5 assists game.