Bank 7 Mustang Holiday Classic 1st Round Recap (Girls): Broncos join three defending state champions in semifinals

Basketball, Girls Basketball, Winter Sports

Trey Hunter

December 29, 2023
Mya Alston (So.), Cherish Haywood (Jr.), and Parker Simonsen (Sr.) helped lead the Mustang Broncos to a 50-46 win over Classen SAS in the first round of the 2023 Bank 7 Mustang Holiday Classic on Thursday. (Photo by Trey Hunter)

A narrow win by the Broncos capped a busy day of first-round action in the 6th annual Bank 7 Mustang Holiday Classic.

Mustang pulled away from Class 4A No. 17 Classen SAS for a 50-46 victory in the Thursday girls nightcap at the school’s Event Center.

Three defending state champions also advanced to the semifinals with coach Katie Smith’s team. Two tournament records were also broken early in the day.

Find out who entered the record books and check out these notes from all four first-round games: 


Edmond North’s Allison Heathcock (Sr.) broke the Bank 7 Mustang Holiday Classic single-game scoring record with 31 points in the Huskies’ blowout win over Class 2A No. 2 Okemah.

Current NC State player Laci Steele set the record last season with 27 points against Southmoore.

Heathcock, who went 13-for-17 from the floor, also led the two-time defending state champion Huskies with nine rebounds.

Grace Jackson (So.) added 11 points with four boards and three assists. KK Peeler (Sr.) scored eight points and dished out a game-high nine assists. She also grabbed eight rebounds.

Elaine Berryhill (Jr.) led the Panthers with 10 points while Meranda Switch (Jr.) and Raven Deer (Jr.) each scored seven.

Edmond North’s Allison Heathcock broke the Bank 7 Mustang Holiday Classic single-game scoring record with 31 points in the Huskies’ blowout win over Okemah on Thursday. (Photo provided by MHS Athletic Department)


Zya Vann (Sr.) and Keziah Lofton (Jr.) helped lead the defending Class 4A state champion Bronchos to a first-round win over the Panthers.

Vann recorded a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds over 28 minutes. She also dished out three assists, blocked four shots, and finished with three steals.

Lofton broke the tournament’s single-game rebounding record with 16. The previous record was set by Edmond North’s Graycen Holden with 15 against Verdigris in 2019. Lofton also tallied nine points and three assists.

Kayten Donley (Jr.) scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Bronchos.

Nini Geretta (So.) led PC North with 10 points while Tehlia Kutsoati (So.) scored eight.


The two-time defending Class A state champion Cats opened the game with a 19-8 run and never looked back, defeating Class 6A power Broken Arrow to advance to the semifinals for a second straight year.

Braci Nyberg (Jr.) and Teagan Hamar (Sr.) each scored in double digits to lead Seiling.

Nyberg scored 14 points while also grabbing four rebounds. Hamar scored 11 points with six boards.

Kenley Gore (Sr.) added nine points with a game-high seven assists while Keirstin Briggs (Jr.) tallied eight points.

McKenzie Mathurin (Jr.) scored a team-high 13 points for Broken Arrow while Taryn Jacobs (Jr.) scored 10 and Macy Marraccini (Jr.) scored eight.


A trio of double-digit scorers helped lead the Broncos to a close win over the Class 4A No. 17 Comets.

Mya Alston (So.) led the team with 14 points while Parker Simonsen (Sr.) and Cherish Haywood each scored 12.

Alston added four rebounds and three steals while Simonsen grabbed four boards and dished out four assists. Haywood pulled down five rebounds, dished out three helpers and finished with three steals.

Mya Alston (So.), Cherish Haywood (Jr.), and Parker Simonsen (Sr.) chat with The Mustang Sports Review’s Trey Hunter following Mustang’s 50-46 win over Classen SAS on Thursday.

Kamryn Bass (Sr.) poured in six points with a pair of triples while Christal Long (Jr.) and Riley Trammell (Sr.) combined for six points and seven rebounds.

The Broncos jumped ahead 17-4 after the first quarter, but gave up a 32-19 run in the second and third quarters to enter the fourth tied 36-36. Clutch free throws helped Mustang pull away.

Skyler Durley (Jr.) scored a game-high 18 points for the Comets. She also grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists. Jada Toure (Jr.) added 11 points.


Okemah vs PC North at 9 a.m. (Consolation Semifinals)

Broken Arrow vs Classen SAS at 12 p.m. (Consolation Semifinals)

Bethany vs Edmond North at 4 p.m. (Semifinals)

Mustang vs Seiling at 7 p.m. (Semifinals)

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