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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Oklahoma High School Athlete of the Week (3/11/2024)?

Read through the candidates and cast your vote

Basketball season has finally concluded, and it's time now to nominate those who turned in some strong performances at last week's state tournaments. 

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Oklahoma High School Athlete of the Week for March 4-10. Read through the nominees and cast your vote. Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. If you would like to nominate an athlete, email or tag us on Twitter

Jalen Montonati, Owasso boys basketball

The Rams' sophomore standout had a state tournament to remember. He averaged 22 points in the three 6A tournament games, including a 34-point, five-rebound performance as Owasso outlasted Edmond North in overtime to win its first title in program history.

Cody Lechlider, Owasso boys basketball

Lechlider was another key component in the Rams' run to the title, as the senior averaged 13.5 points in their three 6A tournament wins.

Chiante Tramble, Edmond North boys basketball

Though the Huskies fell short of winning their third straight championship, Tramble was a big reason they got in position to play for the title. The senior averaged 18 points during North's three tournament games.

Da'Nae Jefferson, Putnam City West girls basketball

Jefferson averaged 13.7 points in the Lady Patriots' three wins at the 6A state tournament. But her biggest points came with 14.6 seconds left in the championship game, as Jefferson converted a game-winning three-point play that lifted PC West to a 41-40 win against Edmond North for the Lady Patriots' first title since 1981.

Shamar Bert, Putnam City West girls basketball

Bert, one of two seniors on the Lady Patriots' squad, was another key contributor to the team's title run. Before Jefferson's game-winning play, Bert had the biggest shot in the title game, a 3-pointer in the final minutes that eventually shifted momentum in favor of PC West.

Allison Heathcock, Edmond North girls basketball

Heathcock finished her outstanding career with the Lady Huskies by averaging 15 points in their run to the 6A championship game. She will now take her talents to Creighton University.

Carlsheon Young, Midwest City boys basketball

Young, a junior and an Oklahoma State commit, averaged 16.6 points in the 5A tournament. But he scored 22 points in the title game as the Bombers beat Tulsa Booker T. Washington for their first championship since 2007.

DeShawn Denson, Midwest City boys basketball

Just a sophomore, Denson was one of the Bombers' go-to players all season and averaged 16 points during their three 5A state tourney wins.

Barron Harris, Tulsa Booker T. Washington boys basketball

Harris, a junior, averaged 14.6 points in the 5A state tournament, as the Hornets reached the title game, only to fall a possession short to Midwest City. 

Pauline Black-Harmon, El Reno girls basketball

Black-Harmon's play was a huge reason the Lady Indians finished their season 28-0, capped by winning the 5A title, the first championship in program history. The senior standout averaged 13.3 points at state, including scoring 10 points in the title-game win against Sapulpa.

Emmary Elizondo, El Reno girls basketball

The junior guard averaged 8 points in the Lady Indians' state tourney, but had a team-high 16 points in the championship game.

Tyla Heard, Sapulpa girls basketball

Though she was denied winning a third state title in her career, Heard still had a tremendous state tournament for the Lady Chieftains, averaging 15.3 points a game as Sapulpa reached the title game.

Davon Scott, Oklahoma City Douglass boys basketball

Scott averaged 18.6 points as the Trojans won their three games at the Class 4A state tournament. But the junior's biggest play was a game-tying 3-pointer to force overtime in the championship game, as the Trojans rallied from a big deficit to eventually beat Weatherford.

Jaden Nickens, Oklahoma City Douglass boys basketball

Nickens made headlines with his transfer from crosstown rival Millwood. But he finished the season the same way he did last season at his former school - as a state champion, as the junior and Oklahoma football commit averaged 15.3 points at state.

CJ Nickson, Weatherford boys basketball

The junior standout did his part in helping the Eagles reach the 4A title game for the second straight season, as he ended up averaging 22 points in their three games at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.

Kayten Donley, Bethany girls basketball

Donley, a junior, averaged 11.3 points during last week's 4A state tournament, as the Lady Bronchos repeated as champions. She had 13 in their semifinal win against Douglass and then had a team-high 17 points in the title-game win against Lincoln Christian.

Zya Vann, Bethany girls basketball

The senior and Oklahoma signee ended her career with the Lady Bronchos on a high note, averaging 17.3 points during their three state tournament wins.

Maddi Stewart, Lincoln Christian girls basketball

Stewart, a sophomore, helped the Lady Bulldogs return to the 4A title game as she averaged 15.7 points during their tournament run.

Luke Gray, Oklahoma Christian School boys basketball

The Saints' senior big man had a finale to remember, getting a double-double and scoring his 2,000th career point as OCS claimed the 3A title with a win against defending champion Millwood. In the three games at state, Gray averaged 22.3 points and 17 rebounds.

Carson Jones, Oklahoma Christian School boys basketball

Another senior vital to the Saints' success, Jones averaged 16 points during the three 3A tournament triumphs.

Xon Williams, Oklahoma City Millwood boys basketball

Williams, a senior, averaged 13.6 points in the Falcons' three 3A state tournament games, as Millwood fell just short of repeating its state title from the season before.

Mary Carden, Idabel girls basketball

Carden, a 6-foot-6 senior post, averaged 11 points in the 3A state tournament as Idabel won its first-ever title in program history. In the championship-game win against Washington, the Oral Roberts signee scored 13 points.

Jaylen Cauthron, Idabel girls basketball

A freshman standout for the Lady Warriors, Cauthron continued her dazzling play at state as she averaged 18.7 points. Against Washington for the title, she scored 25 points and made six 3-point baskets.

Breanna Lindert, Washington girls basketball

Lindert, a junior, averaged 17 points per game as the Lady Warriors made it to the 3A title game for the second straight season.

Dayton Forsythe, Dale boys basketball

The Pirates' big-time senior standout and Oklahoma signee ended his career with a flourish, scoring 36 points as Dale won its third straight 2A championship by beating Pocola for the title. In the three state tournament wins, Forsythe averaged 27 points.

Deken Jones, Dale boys basketball

Another senior, Jones was also an integral part of the Pirates' championship runs. At state, he averaged nearly 10 points a game and ends his Dale career with three straight rings.

Garrett Scott, Pocola boys basketball

A senior, Scott was part of the Indians' historic season that saw them reach the state championship game for the first time in program history. He averaged 21 points during the Indians' three games at the 2A tourney.

Addison Hartman, Merritt girls basketball

Hartman, a senior, averaged 16.7 points during the Oilerettes' three games at the 2A tournament. She had a team-high 11 points as Merritt outlasted Dale in the title game, as the Oilerettes won their first championship since 1980.

Marlie Mong, Merritt girls basketball

A sophomore, Mong averaged 13 points during the Oilerettes' run to the 2A title. But she had the biggest play in the title game, hitting a 3-pointer inside the final minute, which ended up being the winning points in Merritt's 25-23 win.

Teague Muncy, Dale girls basketball

Muncy, a junior, averaged 13.7 points per game in the 2A state tournament as the Lady Pirates made it back to the title game, although their repeat bid was denied by Merritt.