The Oklahoma City Thunder is
proud to host again the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association (OBCA)
Fall Basketball Coaches Clinic
Saturday September 27th at the Chesapeake Arena
The Clinic Agenda will be Posted Soon.
This is your invitation for your team to participate in the 4th annual Boys Tip-Off Classic, to be held Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Union 9th grade center.
We will have a mix of both small and large schools, but will also have a J.V. Session the same day. If you would like your team(s) to participate, please contact me immediately, as we anticipate the slots will fill very quickly.
Each team will participate in four (4) scrimmages against four (4) different teams, with each scrimmage consisting of two (2) ten (10) minute sessions..
I will make every effort to customize your team’s schedule to your preferences, so please let me know if
there are any particular schools you would prefer not to scrimmage. You will
be provided a complete list of participating schools and a tentative schedule for your review several weeks prior to the event.
All participating teams must pay a $100 Officiating Fee which will be used exclusively for assigned officials at each scrimmage. Please let me know if you require an Invoice and one will be provided to you for processing. Your team’s Officiating Fee should be mailed to:
Zigs Hoops Classic
6806 East 83rd Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
Please call me at (918) 408-8319 or email me at email@example.com
See you on the court!
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by Jacob Unruh – The Oklahoman
Jenni Kufahl never liked the nickname “Wimpy, Wimpy.”
It was a moniker jokingly given to her when she was little by her father John Merrell after seeing a trash bag commercial comparing Hefty trash bags to others.
“Dad, you can’t call me Wimpy anymore,” she told Merrell.
Kufahl died Sunday after a nearly two-year battle with cancer, bringing to end a courageous fight that truly showed her toughness. She was 39.
“She’s the toughest person I’ve ever seen,” said Merrell, the Christian Heritage Academy athletic director. “She wanted to raise her kids to love and honor the Lord.
“That’s why she kept fighting so hard. Even at the end, she just kept fighting. She’s my hero.”
Her funeral is 1 p.m. Thursday at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, the Kufahls have formed the Kufahl Children College Fund at BancFirst.
Kufahl leaves behind seven children and her husband Heath, the CHA boys basketball and volleyball coach.
She was diagnosed with cancer in October 2012, and since then she caught national attention as she fought the disease.
Heath made the $20,000 half-court shot at an Oklahoma City Thunder game and used the money to help pay for her treatments. She found a temporary relief following the shot, but the cancer quickly returned and forced her to seek a different type of treatment at Envita in Scottsdale, Ariz., in April.
It was there that Kufahl spent the past few months, until returning to Oklahoma City 10 days ago when doctors said there was nothing else they could do.
She spent her finals days surrounded by her family.
“The last three months, even including that time (at Envita), our focus was her and our family,” Heath said. “We really spent, for the most part, all of this time together. That was good.”
Heath said the family will be forever grateful for the outpouring to his family during her treatments.
Friends and family helped raise more than $30,000 for the treatment at Envita — raffling off a storm shelter — and also held an auction for multiple Thunder items in May.
“It was just a blessing to us and it always came at the right time,” Heath said. “It really helped us fight. We had to stop writing thank you notes because we could never get through them all. That kind of support, there are people who don’t have that and we’ve met them.
“God has blessed us with support and the love of hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people. I don’t deserve it, Jenni deserves it and that helped us make it through. Hopefully, that will continue to help us make it through.”
A MEMORIAL HAS BEEN SET UP FOR THE SEVEN KUFAHL CHILDRENS COLLEGE FUND
4200S. SUNNYLANE RD. DEL CITY OKLAHOMA 73115
ATTN – KUFAHL CHILDREN COLLEGE FUND.
Todd Kerr – Forgan HS – Class B State Champions
John Lazenby – Glencoe HS – Class A State Champions
Donnie Husband – Latta HS – Class 2A State Champions
Kale Simon – Okemah HS – Class 3A State Champions
Kendal Cudjoe – OKC Douglass HS – Class 4A State Champions
Rudy Garcia – Union HS – Class 6A State Champions
By BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Storyline: Del City guard Brett Cannon scored eight points in the final six minutes to rally the West past the East 87-84 before an estimated 1,000 fans on Thursday night at Mabee Center.
The West trailed 72-64 early in the fourth quarter. Cannon’s three-point play with 1:08 left gave the West an 85-84 lead. Midwest City’s Torey Noel and Westmoore’s Tripp Fuller each made 1-of-2 free throws in the final 31 seconds.
Booker T. Washington’s Kevin Sims missed a tying 3-pointer as time expired. Sims’ three-point play had given the East an 84-82 lead with 1:21 remaining. Sims, who made a 3 at the end of the third period to give the East a 65-62 lead, had 13 points.
Game MVP: Cannon, an Arkansas-Fort Smith signee, scored 15 points in the second half.
Notable: Union’s Rudy Garcia was named coach of the year by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. … Oklahoma State signee Mitchell Solomon of Bixby had eight points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots. … The Large West won for the seventh consecutive year.
WEST 87, EAST 84
West: Brett Cannon (Del City) 20, Tripp Fuller (Westmoore) 12, Kesean Brown (Midwest City) 11, Antonio Wilson (OKC Douglass) 11, Mike Jones (El Reno) 8, Dominique Pierre (Lawton Eisenhower) 8, Torey Noel (Midwest City) 7, Luke Lewallen (Elk City) 5, Trace Cook (Lawton MacArthur) 4, Collin Jennings (Harrah) 1.
East: R.J. Diggs (Memorial) 17, Shawn Olden (Union) 15, Kevin Sims (B.T. Washington) 13, Demari Edwards (Memorial) 10, Nick Shoemaker (Bartlesville) 10, Mitchell Solomon (Bixby) 8, Matt Lea (Stilwell) 4, Carson Teel (Stillwater) 3, Matt Craig (Bishop Kelley) 2, Travis Hall (Inola) 2.
Storyline: Spiro’s Knifeis Carter scored 10 of his game-high 16 points to key a decisive 29-8 run in the fourth quarter as the East defeated the West 72-56 on Thursday night at Mabee Center.
Oklahoma City Millwood’s Ashford Golden opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer to forge a tie at 43, but Okemah’s John Wingfield answered with a basket and Carter sank a 3 as the East took a lead it didn’t relinquish.
Weleetka’s Shawn Bencoma also sparked the East’s late surge with seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter. Sperry’s Casey Cole added 12 points for the East.
Oklahoma City Northeast’s Shawndale Pina led the West with 14 points, but was blanked in the final period.
The West led by eight late in the second quarter and 31-25 at halftime before the East rallied. The East have five 3s in the fourth quarter.
Game MVP: Carter, a 5-11 guard who averaged 14 points as a senior, was the leading scorer and also set a fast-paced tempo with several assists and steals. Carter is a Carl Albert State College signee.
Notable: The Small East won for the first time since 2010.
EAST 72, WEST 56
West: Shawndale Pina (OKC Northeast) 14, Ashford Golden (OKC Millwood) 8, Pierson Waugh (Merritt) 8, Jace Kerr (Forgan) 7, Jaz Gayanich (Velma-Alma) 5, Tyler Tune (Arnett) 4, Zach Rayner (Pond Creek-Hunter) 4, Daniel Collins (Fort Cobb-Broxton) 3, Trevor Harris (Laverne) 3, Brady Kokojan (Drummond) 0.
East: Knifeis Carter (Spiro) 16, Shawn Bencoma (Weleetka) 15, Casey Cole (Sperry) 12, Austin Guinn (Okemah) 8, John Wingfield (Okemah) 7, Jake Lazenby (Glencoe) 5, Burtchal Griffin Jr. (Haworth) 4, Kade Hayes (Latta) 3, Bryce Deatherage (Red Oak) 2, Caleb Armstrong (Moyers) 0.
2014 OKLAHOMA COACHES ASSOCIATION
JULY 27 – August 1, 2014
MARRIOTT SOUTHERN HILLS
1902 E. 71ST
CROWNE PLAZA SOUTHERN HILLS
7902 SOUTH LEWIS
OUR OBCA MEMBERSHIP TABLE WILL BE OPEN
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