By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Charles Page High School senior Kierra McGee has signed with Redlands Community College to continue her basketball career. The 5'8" guard was a key player on the Lady Sandites' State Tournament team, starting all 26 games this season.
Redlands is located in El Reno, Oklahoma and is a member of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA). The Lady Cougars went 17-12 this year, 23-8 last season, and haven't finished with a losing record since 2014. In 2013 they made the Division I National Tournament. Head Coach Jay Niehues has been with the program for three years.
McGee started her career at Union High School and transferred to Sand Springs for her senior season. She was fifth on the team in scoring and rebounding with 8.69 points and 3.23 boards per game. She was third in assists and fourth in steals. She led her team on four different occasions, including a career-high 17-point performance against Cascia Hall. She scored team-highs of 16 against Bixby, 12 against Field Kindley, and 14 against Nathan Hale.
The Lady Sandites finished the season ranked third in the State with a 24-2 record. They won the Bishop Kelley Invitational, Coffeyville Interstate Classic, and Frontier Valley Conference, went undefeated in the Regional and Area playoffs, and defeated No. 13 Mustang 42-24 in the State Quarterfinals before falling 64-54 to State Runner-Up No. 4 Deer Creek in the Semifinals.