Addison Heater and Avery Strickland of South Haven and Carissa Braddy, Udall, honed their playing skills at the recent Northern Oklahoma College Girls Basketball Camp for Grades 3-6 in Tonkawa, Okla.
In Grades 3-4 competition, Braddy placed second in free throw and in hot shot. Strickland was second in two-on-two and in three-on-three. Braddy played for the Sun team, which placed second in speed dribble and in two-ball relays. Strickland helped the Sparks win first in roadrunner and in two-ball relays.
Heater was second in Grades 5-6 two-on-two. She played for the League Champion Lynx team.
A total of 67 athletes from South Haven; Udall; Cypress, Texas; and 15 Oklahoma schools attended the weeklong camp directed by Greg Krause, head coach for the Northern Lady Mavs. They worked on mass drills, station drills and team transition offense skills, including work on floor balance, filling lanes, court spacing, advancing the ball and good shot selection. Campers participated in one-on-one, two-on-two and three-on-three drills; hot shot and free throw contests; and league games.
At an awards assembly concluding the camp, Krause presented individual competition first-place trophies, team and individual place ribbons, and Outstanding Player award plaques. Members of first-place league teams each received a T-shirt printed with the team name and year. Each girl received a certificate of participation, an evaluation of her skills from her camp coach, two camp T-shirts and a camp basketball.