Girls basketball: No real surprises in Class A tourney field
The Class A girls basketball state tournament field is set and there aren’t any major surprises. Sure, AmPo didn’t make it even though it’s ranked fourth by the coaches. But the teams that qualified are all more than worthy. No one lucked their way into state. The lowest ranked team, No. 13 Merritt, is really, really good. In fact, it only lost once all season to a Class A team and that was in the area final.
Chatty has been the class of Class A all season even though Calumet carried the No. 1 ranking into the postseason. Bottom line: the best teams are represented. Can’t wait until Thursday.
Here are the combatants:
No. 1 Calumet (27-2): Three-point loss to Dewar put Calumet in loser’s bracket; avenged that loss with a 22-point blowout of Dewar Saturday.
No. 2 Chattanooga (22-3): Spent most of the year ranked No.1; own victory over Class 6A Tulsa Union this season.
No. 3 Seiling (23-2): Went into area undefeated last year and failed to make state tournament. Took care of business this season.
No. 5 Okarche (21-7): Four starters from last season’s semifinal team have the Warriors back for another run.
No. 6 Howe (25-3): Broke in practically an entirely new team this year, but still headed to state tourney for fourth straight year.
No. 7 Copan (23-3): Came into season with four starters with state tourney experience. Now they’re going back for more after missing last year.
No. 11 Fort Cobb-Broxton (21-5): After a short stint away from state tourney, this perennial power is back.
No. 13 Merritt (21-7): Of seven losses, five came from Class B teams and one from a 2A squad. Teasm’s only loss to a Class A team came Friday to Fort Cobb-Broxton by two points in overtime.
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