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by Bryan Terry and Nate Billings Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm •  Published: March 6, 2010
Boynton-Moton coach Shartese McHenry celebrates after her team's win over Frontier in the Class B girls basketball state tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 5, 2010.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Boynton-Moton coach Shartese McHenry celebrates after her team's win over Frontier in the Class B girls basketball state tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 5, 2010. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The state high school basketball tournament is one of the favorite events of our staff to cover. There is often a lot of negotiating among us to get to see who will get to cover the championship days because of the high potential for great pictures.

For a photographer, the reaction photos are the best thing about the state tournament. We get to see the athletes at their highest and lowest, often several times a day. Below are some of the reaction photos from the first two days of the tournament.

The finals for Class A and B are happening today at The Big House (aka State Fair Arena). We’ll post some shots from there when the action is finished.

For a gallery of all our photos from Thursday’s quarterfinals, click here.

Click here to see the semifinals from Friday.

Okarche's Kristen Meyer, left, Brooke Edwards, and Macy Kunneman celebrate as Seiling's Aubrey Colvard walks off the court during the Class A girls basketball state tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 5, 2010.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Okarche's Kristen Meyer, left, Brooke Edwards, and Macy Kunneman celebrate as Seiling's Aubrey Colvard walks off the court during the Class A girls basketball state tournament at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 5, 2010. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The Turpin Cardinals react after the high school basketball game between Okarche and Turpin in the Class A Boys state basketball tournament at Norman High School in Norman, Okla., Thursday, March 4, 2010. Okarche won, 42-39. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
The Turpin Cardinals react after the high school basketball game between Okarche and Turpin in the Class A Boys state basketball tournament at Norman High School in Norman, Okla., Thursday, March 4, 2010. Okarche won, 42-39. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Hammon's Travis Thiessen, left, celebrates beside Tyler Thiessen, and Tyson Trout after winning their game against Glencoe in the Class B boys state high school basketball tournament at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Okla., Thursday, March 4, 2010.  Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Hammon's Travis Thiessen, left, celebrates beside Tyler Thiessen, and Tyson Trout after winning their game against Glencoe in the Class B boys state high school basketball tournament at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, Okla., Thursday, March 4, 2010. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

-Nate Billings

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by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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