Pawhuska's Miya Curry named All State

Robert Smith
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Pawhuska High School senior Miya Curry has been named All State in basketball. Curry played the point guard position on the Lady Huskies 2022-23 team that made a run to the 2A state semifinals. The team record was 26 wins, 5 losses. The 2022-23 team was the first girls basketball team from PHS ever to qualify for state tournament competition.

David Cash, head coach of the PHS girls basketball team, shared the following recollection of Curry: “In Miya's sophomore year the team was really coming together. First round of regionals, she tore her ACL and that for all practical reasons ended our season. That being said, her recovery took most of her junior year. She never really trusted her knee and struggled to cut it loose and play. Her senior year, she did a great job of leading the team.

“She is a fierce competitor and I think that energy and effort allowed us to play at a really high level,” Cash continued. “My favorite memory of Miya will be how she took some of our players under her wing and helped them with the details of playing the game. You could see her giving one-on-one instruction in the line during a drill or after a timeout in a game. She was a four-year starter at point guard; the hardest position in the game. I think she is the first of many All Staters from Pawhuska.”

Curry’s overall, four-year statistics while playing basketball for PHS included: 8.6 points per game; 6.1 rebounds per game; 3.0 steals per game; 3.0 assists per game; 0.4 blocks per game; and shooting 42% from the field.

Natasha Olsen, the team’s statistician, said of Curry: “She is a born leader that has always encouraged her teammates to do their best and strive for excellence.”

Photo caption: Miya Curry, a senior point guard for the Pawhuska High School girls basketball team, has been named All State for the 2022-23 season. Curry was a four-year basketball starter and a multi-sport athlete. Photo courtesy of Craig's Photography/Melissa Devivo.