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Martin feeling right at home with Lady Bombers

Midwest City senior Sierra Martin passes to a teammate Friday against Lawton MacArthur. Photo by Jeff Harrison

Midwest City girls top MacArthur for district title

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Sierra Martin couldn’t help but smile after shooting a 3-pointer in the closing minutes of Friday’s senior night game against Lawton MacArthur.

The shot closed out the Lady Bombers 54-30 win to clinch the District 5A-2 title. It also snapped a nearly three-week dry spell for the versatile senior.

“I was so happy, I had not hit a three since the Moore tournament,” she said.

After the game, Martin and fellow senior basketball players were introduced along with family and friends. It was a special moment for Martin who has become close with her teammates since moving from Enid before her junior year.

“Me coming from Enid, senior night really hit different because they welcomed me in,” Martin said. “At first, I was nervous coming here because it’s a new community, a new environment. Once I got used to it, I just fit in and became a Bomber.”

Martin has been playing some of her best basketball of the season in recent weeks. She scored 20 points against John Marshall and had nine against MacArthur.

“I’m feeling more confident lately,” she said. “My shot has been off a little here and there, but I’ve just kept shooting. Every time I’d get down, my teammates picked me up.”
Midwest City beat Guymon in back-to-back games earlier in the week and followed with the win over MacArthur for the district title.

“It feels good to win district and our goal has been to get the number one seed overall,” said coach Megan Maloy-Knight. “It was nice to do it on a night that we recognized our seniors who have been a part of this.”

Senior De’Yanna Douglas led the way with 15 points. Saniyah Gaddis had 13 points and Saliyah Landon added eight points including a pair of 3-pointers.

Midwest City took control early against MacArthur as they raced to a 20-2 lead in the first. They continued to roll in the second for a 39-11 lead.

Gaddis and Douglas each scored six points in the third. They combined for nine in the fourth in the 54-30 win.

Midwest City closed out the regular season Tuesday against Southeast. They will open the postseason next week at home.



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