CPHS Basketball: Class of 2019 leaves legacy of Sandite greatness

They never brought home State gold, but the seniors on the 2018-2019 Charles Page High School girls’ basketball team left their mark on the program and will be remembered for years to come.

The Class 6A No. 6 ranked Lady Sandites (21-5) ended the season in a 59-52 loss to No. 12 Norman (21-7) Thursday afternoon at Memorial Veterans Arena in the OSSAA State Quarterfinals. Thus ended the high school careers of six athletes who will go down as one of the best units in school history.

Destiny Johnson will continue her career at the University of Tulsa, Holly Kersgieter will play for the University of Kansas, and Isabella Regalado will play at Northeastern State University. Jacie Taber will also play college ball, but for the Missouri State softball team. Ashlee Bunch and Daniela Solis are also seniors.

The Class of 2019 went 80-24 overall, 45-11 in conference, 12-5 in the playoffs, and 28-5 on their home court. They won two Frontier Valley Conference titles, three Regional titles, and three Area titles, and had two undefeated seasons in the Ed Dubie Field House. They also won the Interstate Classic twice and the Bishop Kelley Invitational thrice.

They may not have brought home the school’s second gold ball, but when they stepped on the court as freshmen, they inherited a program that had gone 25-68 in the four years prior, and they turned it into a powerhouse with an expectation of success.

Kersgieter recorded fourteen double-doubles in her career, leading her team on 42 occasions, and scoring a career-high 38 points senior year against Jenks. Her numerous accolades include Bishop Kelly Invitational MVP and FVC Defensive Player of the Year.

Johnson recorded four double-doubles, leading her team on 31 occasions, and scoring a career-high 31 points junior year against Ponca City. She was the FVC Newcomer of the Year as a freshman and made the Bishop Kelley All-Tournament team.

Regalado recorded one double-double with six team-highs and a career-high 23 points junior year against Jenks. She was named to the Insterstate Classic All-Tournament team as a sophomore.

Taber had one double-double and scored a career-high fifteen points senior year against Bartlesville. Solis scored a career-high four points against Field Kindley as a sophomore, and Bunch scored a career-high seven against Tulsa Memorial earlier this season.

Senior Class Career Stats

Games Played

104 Kersgieter
103 Johnson
103 Regalado
91 Taber
37 Presnell
25 Bunch
20 Solis

Games Started

102 Kersgieter
100 Johnson
61 Regalado
39 Taber
26 Presnell

Total Points Scored
1406 Kersgieter
1315 Johnson
695 Regalado
294 Taber
90 Presnell
26 Bunch
15 Solis

Field Goal %

52.6 Bunch
49.7 Johnson
47.0 Kersgieter
45.5 Taber
32.9 Presnell
32.0 Regalado
25.0 Solis

Three-Point %

42.9 Bunch
36.5 Kersgieter
31.4 Regalado
30.8 Taber
24.0 Johnson

Two-Point %

58.3 Bunch
53.9 Johnson
50.4 Kersgieter
48.0 Taber
34.0 Regalado
30.8 Solis

Free-Throw %

100.0 Solis
75.7 Kersgieter
68.6 Johnson
68.3 Regalado
66.7 Bunch
65.5 Taber

Offensive Rebounds (Avg)

2.3 Kersgeiter
1.3 Taber
1.2 Johnson
1.1 Regalado
0.5 Solis
0.4 Presnell
0.2 Bunch

Defensive Rebounds (Avg)

4.3 Kersgieter
3.1 Regalado
2.7 Johnson
2.3 Taber
1.3 Presnell
0.6 Solis
0.5 Bunch

Total Rebounds (Avg)

6.6 Kersgieter
4.2 Regalado
3.9 Johnson
3.6 Taber
1.7 Presnell
1.1 Solis
0.7 Bunch

Assists (Avg)

1.3 Kersgieter
1.1 Johnson
0.9 Taber
0.4 Regalado
0.2 Presnell

Steals (Avg)

2.2 Johnson
2.0 Kersgieter
1.3 Taber
0.9 Regalado
0.8 Presnell
0.4 Solis
0.2 Bunch

Blocks (Avg)

0.5 Johnson
0.4 Kersgieter
0.4 Regalado
0.1 Taber
0.1 Solis

Fouls (Avg)

3.0 Taber
2.5 Johnson
2.2 Regalado
1.9 Kersgieter
1.7 Presnell
0.4 Bunch
0.1 Solis

Points Avg

13.5 Kersgieter
12.8 Johnson
6.7 Regalado
3.2 Taber
2.4 Presnell
1.0 Bunch
0.8 Solis