STILLWATER, Okla. — McPherson High graduate Katelyn Loecker, a two-time Kansas Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year for the Bullpups, appears primed to have a breakout season for Oklahoma State.
Loecker, a 6-0 junior for the Cowgirls, has had two outstanding games during their exhibition season, starting both.
She scored nine points in 17 minutes in a 122-49 rout of East Central. She was 3 of 4 from beyond the arc and also dished out five assists.
In a 94-54 win over Northeastern State, Loecker again played 17 minutes, scoring six points, while passing for a couple of assists and grabbing a couple of rebounds.
Loecker played in 21 games as a sophomore, starting three, as she missed the first 10 while recovering from a shoulder injury. As a freshman, she was named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team.
Loecker was a driving force behind McPherson High’s 2012 Class 4A state championship victory over Holton, which came in her junior year. The Bullpups lost to Wamego in the state title game in 2013.
Oklahoma State opens its season Friday hosting Lamar.