Class 2A boys basketball: Breaking down the state tournament teams

Find out more about the teams in the Class 2A boys basketball tournament.
by Scott Wright Published: March 10, 2014
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Preston vs. Thomas

When: 2 p.m. Thursday

PRESTON

Coach: Dirk Walden

Record: 23-4

Ranking: No. 4

Tournament history: Making 35th appearance (32-29). ... Won titles in 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991 and 2009. ... Runner-up in 1938, 1943 and 2011.

Starting lineup

No.; Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

33; Zac Pinkston; 6-3; So.; 16.1

32; Koby Goodman; 6-4; Fr.; 13.1

24; Trevor Talton; 6-1; So.; 11.1

15; Jadon Huffman; 5-11; So.; 10.3

1; Brian Mayfield; 6-0; Sr.; 10.1

This season: One of the better rebounding teams in the field, with three players averaging five boards or more per game. ... Two of three losses to 3A tournament teams and two of them in overtime. ... Mayfield leads the team with 5.2 assists per game.

THOMAS

Coach: Jim Petree

Record: 26-1

Ranking: No. 5

Tournament history: Making 14th appearance (9-13). ... Runner-up in 1937 and 2008. ... First appearance came in 1919.

Starting lineup

No.; Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

24; Chezden Nease; 6-1; Jr.; 19.5

35; Trent Dunaway; 6-4; Jr.; 11.8

11; Hayden Herrera; 5-9; So.; 7.7

13; Noah Reyes; 6-2; Jr.; 4.4

33; Mason Hamberlin; 6-1; Sr.; 3.5

This season: Both Nease and Dunaway average 5.7 rebounds or more. ... Nease leads the team with 4.5 assists per game. ... Suffered only loss of the season in regionals, then won five in a row to get to state.

Pawnee vs. Latta

When: 3:30 p.m. Thursday

PAWNEE

Coach: David Page

Record: 22-5

Ranking: No. 6

Tournament history: Making 22nd appearance with 26-17 record. ... Won three straight titles in 2008-10, also won in 2005, and claimed a non-OSSAA title in 1941. ... Runner-up in 1946, 1948, 1999 and 2007.

Starting lineup

No.; Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

32; Gideon Gardner; 6-1; So.; 22.1

33; Nathan Brock; 6-3; So.; 17.8

3; Ryland Moore; 6-4; Sr.; 8.2

44; Paydon Moore; 6-1; Sr.; 4.8

22; Alex Roughface; 6-0; Jr.; 4.4

This season: Size took a hit when 6-4 sophomore Caylan Biddy went down with a torn ACL 10 games into the season. ... Ryland Moore leads with 6.2 rebounds per game, and Brock adds 6.7 assists with 5.0 boards.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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