Kingfisher upsets Fort Gibson for 4A State Title

Top-ranked Fort Gibson lost to Kingfisher in the 4A Boys State Championship game.

Jett Sternberger scored 15 points to help Kingfisher defeat Fort Gibson 45-33 for the Class 4A state championship Saturday at State Fair Arena.

Trey Green added 11 points for the Yellowjackets (28-3), who shot 50 percent from the floor to claim their first state title.

Kyle Dortch scored 16 points for Fort Gibson (29-2), which was seeking its first title in boys basketball.

Kingfisher’s defense set the tone early, and the Yellowjackets led 18-10 at halftime after limiting Fort Gibson to 3 for 17 shooting. Dortch was the only Fort Gibson player to make a field goal in the first half.

Fort Gibson’s offense came to life in the third quarter, but Kingfisher’s efficiency made it hard to make a dent. Kingfisher shot 67 percent from the field in the second half, 63 percent from 3-point range and 86 percent from the free-throw line.

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