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College basketball season ends for two Seminoles

March Madness has ended for two college basketball players from the Seminole Tribe.

The Nova Southeastern University women’s team fell to St. Leo, 76-55, in a Sunshine State Conference quarterfinal March 3 in St. Leo. NSU guard Skyla Osceola, from the Hollywood Reservation, played 14 minutes off the bench and had five rebounds, one block, one steal, one assist and no points. She did not attempt a shot.

NSU, the tournament’s No. 5 seed, finished with a 14-14 record. St. Leo, the No. 4 seed, will face Tampa in a semifinal.

Osceola, who missed some games due to injuries, appeared in 15 games and averaged 16.5 minutes. She averaged 2.7 points per game and had 27 rebounds, 28 assists, six steals and three blocks. Her highest point total came Dec. 7 when she scored 11 points in a 70-67 win against St. Leo.

Also on March 3, the Oklahoma City University men’s basketball team, which includes guard Curtis Osceola, saw its season end in the Sooner Athletic Conference quarterfinals. OCU, seeded No. 7, was eliminated with an 80-65 loss to No. 2 John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Osceola played six minutes and finished with three points, hitting the only 3-point shot he attempted. He also had one steal.

OCU finished with a 15-16 record.

For the season, Osceola, from Anadarko, Oklahoma, appeared in 18 games. He averaged 3.2 points and 8.6 minutes of playing time. His top scoring game came Feb. 15 when he drained 11 points against Bacone College.

Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson is senior editor. He has worked for The Seminole Tribune since 2014. He was previously an editor, photographer and reporter for newspapers in Southwest Florida and Connecticut. Contact Kevin at