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Oklahoma high school boys/girls basketball: Live score, OSSAA 4A-3A-2A state title game updates recap (3/9/2024)

Follow all of the action from "The Big House" in Oklahoma City

Twelve lucky high school basketball teams across Oklahoma have dreamed of this day.

It's the day when they'll hear the iconic words from the public address announcer at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena - "It's Championship Saturday, and you have made it to 'The Big House.'"

Championship Saturday is here at "The Big House," with gold balls being awarded in Classes 4A-2A for boys and girls teams.

You can follow all of the action here.

See live updates below.

Below is our Live Update Feed created as the contest progresses. Read from the bottom up to follow from the beginning and refresh often for the latest updates throughout the game.



- That's a wrap from the Oklahoma state basketball tournaments. Another year in the books.

- Pocola got 17 points from Garrett Scott and 10 from Dakotah Terrell.

- Dale goes on to win its third straight 2A championship. In his final game as a Pirate, Dayton Forsythe scored 36 points (Dale, 63-38 | Final)

- Dale up by 16 going into the fourth quarter (Dale, 41-25 | 8:00, 4th)

- Dale starting to get some separation, taking a double-digit lead in the latter moments of the third quarter (Dale, 39-25 | 1:40, 3rd)

- Dale standout Dayton Forsythe had 15 points in the first half. Pocola's top scorer was Garrett Scott with 8.

- Dale still up at the half but the Indians are battling. Brayden Hardwick got a shot to drop with time running out (Dale, 25-20 | Half)

- Dale out to a seven-point lead through one quarter, with senior standout and Oklahoma signee Dayton Forsythe scoring eight of those points, including a shot to beat the buzzer (Dale, 14-7 | 8:00, 2nd)

- And now, the final game of the 2023-24 basketball season, as Dale attempts to win its third straight 2A championship against a Pocola squad seeking to win its first-ever state title in program history.



- Idabel won its first gold ball in program history.

- A phenomenal game from standout Idabel freshman Jaylen Cauthron, who had 25 points and knocked down six 3-pointers in the win. Their 6-foot-6 standout post Mary Carden had 13, while Mercades Lopez and Damaya Hunt each had 10.

- Washington was led by Breanna Lindert with 22 points and 15 from Kelby Beller.

- Idabel is going to be taking a gold ball back to McCurtain County with them, as they win the 3A state title (Idabel, 64-56 | Final)

- Idabel goes 1-of-2 at the foul line. Washington gets the rebound, but Jaylen Cauthron makes a steal in the backcourt. Idabel can feel it now (Idabel, 61-56 | :23, 4th)

- A Washington 3 goes in and out, and Idabel's Mercades Lopez grabs the rebound (Idabel, 60-56 | :30, 4th)

- Idabel freshman Jaylen Cauthron has 24 points, including an important put-back to give the Lady Warriors a two-possession lead (Idabel, 60-56 | 2:30, 4th)

- Out of the break, Idabel feeds its post player, Mary Carden, down low and she gets the finish (Idabel, 58-54 | 3:55, 4th)

- Coming down to the wire at "The Big House," as Washington has just cut Idabel's lead to a basket (Idabel, 56-54 | 4:11, 4th)

- Washington beats the buzzer with a basket, but Idabel will take a four-point lead entering the final quarter (Idabel, 50-46 | 8:00, 4th)

- Idabel up by four late in the third quarter (Idabel, 48-44 | 1:00, 3rd)

- Idabel opens the second half on an 8-2 run to regain the lead (Idabel, 39-35 | 5:40, 3rd)

- Washington breaks a 31-all score to go in front and had the chance to go up by two possessions at the break, but a shot was swatted away by Idabel's Mary Carden as the buzzer sounded (Washington, 33-31 | Half)

- Washington goes in front early in the second quarter as Breanna Lindert knocks down a 3 (Washington, 22-21 | 5:00, 2nd)

- Idabel leads by four at the end of the first quarter (Idabel, 19-15 | 8:00, 2nd)

- Time now for the final OKPreps girls game of the 2023-24 season as there will be a new 3A champion after Jones' three-year reign. Idabel takes on Washington.



- Douglass was led by Jaden Nickens, who had 22 points and three steals. Landry Ballard added 21 points, while Davon Scott had 16 points for the Trojans. Weatherford got 26 points and 15 rebounds from CJ Nickson.

- Douglass makes an epic second-half comeback as the Trojans eventually win in overtime and go back-to-back in 4A (Douglass, 72-69 | F/OT)

- Douglass holds a two-point lead late in overtime (Douglass, 70-68 | 1:25, OT)

- Douglass misses a shot at the buzzer. We are headed to overtime (66-66 | 4:00, OT)

- Douglass has the ball with 1.2 seconds left in regulation (66-66 | :01, 4th)

- Douglass comes all the way back as Davon Scott nails a game-tying 3. Weatherford will have the ball and a chance to win it in regulation (66-66 | :15, 4th)

- Douglass making a furious push. Landry Ballard hits back-to-back 3's and the Trojans are now down just two (Weatherford, 65-63 | 2:22, 4th)

- Weatherford leads by seven entering the final quarter (Weatherford, 56-49 | 8:00, 4th)

- Weatherford starts the second half with an 8-2 run and the Eagles now lead by double digits (Weatherford, 44-32 | 6:30, 3rd)

- Weatherford takes a six-point lead into the locker room at the break. CJ Nickson has 14 points to lead the Eagles. Jaden Nickens, who helped Millwood win a state title last season, has 12 points to lead the Trojans (Weatherford, 36-30 | Half)

- Weatherford takes a six-point lead at the end of the first quarter (Weatherford, 24-18 | 8:00, 2nd)

- High level going on between the two teams thus far. Eagles take an early advantage (Weatherford, 20-16 | 2:20, 1st)

- Weatherford and Oklahoma City Douglass meet up again for the 4A championship. The Trojans defeated the Eagles in last season's title contest.



- Merritt's Addison Hartman led the Oilerettes with 11 points and seven rebounds. Teammate Marlie Mong added eight points, including the eventual game-winning 3 just inside the final minute.

- Merritt took the lead to stay inside the final minute on a 3-point shot from Marlie Mong. Her shot ended up being the two-point margin of victory for the Oilerettes. 

- Merritt steals the inbounds pass near mid-court and the Oilerettes run out the clock. Merritt hangs on to win the 2A state title, the program's third championship (Merritt, 25-23 | Final)

- Merritt went to the free-throw line to attempt to clinch the game, but missed both foul shots. Dale has the ball with one final chance to either tie it or win it (Merritt, 25-23 | :05, 4th)

- Coming down to the final few seconds, Merritt still has the lead (Merritt, 25-23 | :16, 4th)

- Midway through the final quarter, Merritt still hanging on to a one-point lead (Merritt, 22-21 | 4:20, 4th)

- Still a defensive ballgame going into the final quarter. Merritt takes a one-point advantage (Merritt, 18-17 | 8:00, 4th)

- Teague Muncy has 5 points to lead Dale. Addison Hartman also has 5 points for Merritt. 

- A low-scoring first half ends with Dale ahead by two (Dale, 11-9 | Half)

- End of the first quarter, both teams are tied at 5-all (5-5 | 8:00, 2nd)

- Dale seeks to repeat its Class 2A state championship as the Lady Pirates get set to take on Merritt.



- For the Saints, dominant big Luke Gray led all scorers with 22 points and had a double-double with 16 rebounds. Carson Jones added 13 points, and Kyler Brown had 12 points for OCS. Millwood's Isaiah Wilks led the Falcons with 10 points.

- OCS holds off a late Millwood rally to secure the program's first state championship since 2007 (OCS, 55-50 | Final)

- OCS hanging on to the lead going into the final minute of play (OCS, 51-46 | :50, 4th)

- Millwood putting pressure on OCS. Falcons cut the Saints' lead to five with more than two minutes left (OCS, 48-43 | 2:15, 4th)

- Saints getting closer to winning the title, as Luke Gray already with a double-double on the day (OCS, 41-24 | 8:00, 4th)

- OCS now up by 16 points at the half as Luke Gray led the Saints with 12 points. Khris Clay was the Falcons' top scorer with 8 (OCS, 31-15 | Half)

- OCS doubles the score on Millwood after one, as Saints' standout Luke Gray already has 9 points. He also surpassed the 2,000-point barrier for his career (OCS, 16-8 | 8:00, 2nd)

- The Class 3A boys state championship game is under way between Oklahoma Christian School and Oklahoma City Millwood, which is seeking to repeat its title for the third straight season.



- Kayten Donley was the top scorer for Bethany with 17 points. Oklahoma signee Zya Vann added 13 points and Keziah Lofton - an OU commit - added 11.

 - Maddi Stewart had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat for Lincoln Christian.

- Bethany gets it done as the Lady Bronchos repeat as 4A state champs with a convincing win (Bethany, 48-28 | Final)

- Bethany is eight minutes away from repeating as 4A state champs (Bethany, 35-26 | 8:00, 4th)

- Bethany up seven at the halftime break. Kayten Donley leads the Lady Bronchos with 10 points, while Zya Vann has 7. Maddi Stewart has 7 points to lead Lincoln Christian (Bethany, 24-17 | Half)

- Bethany extends its lead to eight after a shot from Kayten Donley (Bethany, 20-12 | 4:00, 2nd)

- Bethany out to a three-point lead at the end of the opening quarter (Bethany, 13-10 | 8:00, 2nd)

- The first game of Championship Saturday will be the 4A girls title game, as Bethany attempts to repeat as state champs by taking on Lincoln Christian, a rematch of last season's title contest.

Photo of Dale's Dayton Forsythe (33) by George Mitchell 

-- Buck Ringgold | | @SBLiveOK