Posted On: 12/4/18 11:36 PM

6A No. 1 Booker T. Washington took on 6A rival Sapulpa on Tuesday night in what would turn out to be one of the livest, most energetic matchups of the 2018-19 season so far. Sapulpa came out with the 80-72 victory, stunning the first-ranked Hornets and handing the defending 5A State runners-up their first loss on the year. Throughout the game, I considered who the best players were in each given category - scoring, rebounding, etc. After watching 32 minutes of high-motor hoops, these are the ten superlatives I had to give:

Most valuable player — Julian Smith

The first and foremost award I’m giving out tonight was the most difficult one to choose. Sapulpa’s Camryn Dennis and Julian Smith, as well as BTW’s Bryce Thompson and Seth Hurd were each uber-valuable in what I believe to be the best game of the early 2018-19 season.  I eventually came to the conclusion that the leading scorer for the winning team, Julian Smith, deserved my MVP. Smith finished with 18 points and was nothing short of phenomenal Tuesday night, making all of the right plays at the right times for Sapulpa. He came up big in the clutch

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