Ninth-ranked Oakdale completes run to championship

Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 3:01 PM CST
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Hammond, LA (KPLC) - Behind Emani Young’s 17 points, the Oakdale Lady Warriors completed an improbable run to the Non-Select Division IV state championship.

Young, whose buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the semifinals lifted the Warriors into the title game, was named Most Outstanding Player as ninth-ranked Oakdale beat second-ranked Lakeview 53-48 to win the championship on the campus of Southeastern University.

Kaylee Bradley added 14 points for Oakdale (18-12), Akeelah Hobson 7 points and 10 rebounds, Jolie West 8 points, and Marlee Hart 7 points.

Lakeview (24-4) was led by Timberlyn Washington’s 19 points. Sa’Niyah Marshall added 10 points.

Oakdale had won only two of their last seven games entering the playoffs, but turned things around, knocking off top-ranked White Castle in the quarterfinals and No. 4 Arcadia in the semifinals.