Spiro hoopster helps Small East down Small West in All-State Game; Red Oak’s Deatherage, who will play college baseball at EOSC, played in final competitive basketball contest

Spiro’s Knifeis Carter was all over the floor while leading the East with 16 points Thursday night in the Oklahoma Coaches Association Small School All-State Boys Basketball game at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center in Tulsa.Carter made some big plays that consisted of a stretch of steals and rebounds, helping his team in a 28-7 fourth-quarter run en route to a 72-56 win against the West.Bryce Deatherage of Red Oak also was in the game. He scored two points with his only basket coming on a first-quarter lay-up.Deatherage also made All-State in baseball, but since he could only play one sport — and he already has a scholarship at Eastern Oklahoma State College in baseball — he opted for the hardwood for his final basketball experience.