Of course, Lazenby is used to his son ignoring directions.
Ty Lazenby scored 35 points to lead Glencoe to the Class A finals with a 72-66 win over Sterling in the boys state tournament Friday at State Fair Arena.
“Ty is just like me, mentally, and we butt heads all the time,” John Lazenby said. “I kept going ‘Pass the ball! Pass the ball!’ And he’d snake through there and lay it in.”
The Panthers (30-1) will face the winner between Weleetka and Fort Cobb-Broxton in Saturday’s 1:45 p.m. championship game at the Big House.
Ty Lazenby, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, had 10 rebounds and led the Glencoe offense’s push to get to the free throw line. He was 13 of 17 for the game, while his brother, Jake Lazenby, and Kagen Castlebury had 12 attempts each.
In all, Glencoe was 34-of-45 from the line.
“We attacked the rim real hard, so we got to the line more,” Ty Lazenby said. “We shoot 73 percent from the line as a team, so we try to get there as much as possible.”
While the Panthers made plenty of free throws, it wasn’t quite enough to put the game away, despite Sterling facing constant foul trouble.
Sterling point guard Trevyn Woolbright had 22 points, but fouled out in the fourth quarter. Forward Mickey Milam had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Sterling finished the season at 28-3.
Jake Lazenby finished with 16 points and Castlebury added 10 for the second-ranked Panthers, who got all 72 points from their starters.