Class B girls state tournament notes: Hammon back for another shot at title

After losing to Corn Bible, a team they'd beaten several times over the past two years, the more-experienced Hammon Warriors are back at the state tournament.
BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, jkersey@opubco.com Published: February 26, 2012
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Hammon had no seniors last season, and that lack of experience showed itself in the state championship game.

The Warriors lost to Corn Bible, a team they had beaten several times over the past two years, in the title game.

“We overlooked that game bad,” said guard Lexie Brown, the only senior on this year's team.

Brown said Hammon had a similar experience earlier this month when it lost in double-overtime to Burns Flat-Dill City on Feb. 4.

“That woke us up,” said Brown, who averages 13.6 points per game. “We haven't played too bad since then.”

Junior center Peyton Walker is Hammon's leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 16.9 and 7.8 per game, respectively.

In this state tournament, Hammon and Corn Bible are again on opposite sides of the bracket, setting up a possible rematch.

When the two teams played in December, Hammon won 83-46.

“We were awfully young last year,” said coach Lance Carpenter. “They've matured a lot in the last year.”

Printable Class A and B state tournament brackets


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