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Class 2A girls state basketball tournament capsules

A closer look at the competitors in the 2A girls state tournament, which begins Thursday at Westmoore: Fairview, Thomas, Colbert, Alva, Northeast, Preston, Tonkawa and Dale.
By Ed Godfrey Published: March 6, 2013
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Class 2A Girls: Thursday's games at Westmoore High School

FAIRVIEW VS. THOMAS, 2 p.m.

FAIRVIEW

Coach: Mike Barton

Record: 24-4

Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: 13th appearance (14-9) and third consecutive. … State champions in 1967, 1974 and 2012. … Beat Northeast 38-36 in last year's title game.

Starting lineup

Player;Ht.;Cl.;Pts.

Olivia Mason;6-0;Sr.;16.7

Baylor Reese;5-8;So.;11.3

Payton VanMeter;5-7;Sr.;7.4

Emily Martens;5-7;Sr.;6.2

Abby Smith;5-6;So.;3.7

This season: Lost to Dale 54-51 in the area finals but bounced back to defeat Colbert to qualify for state tournament. Beat Thomas in previous meeting, 52-42.

THOMAS

Coach: Jay Wood

Record: 23-3

Rank: No. 9

Tournament history: 19th appearance (33-12). … State champions in 1927, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1989 and 1998. … Runner-up in 1967, 1979, 1987, 1988 and 1996.

Starting lineup

Player;Ht.;Cl.;Pts.

Jamie Gibson;5-6;Jr.;16.2

Keela Hamar;5-6;Sr.;8.6

Carley Frymire;5-5;So.;9.1

McKenzie Billy;5-10;So.;7.2

Ali Clayborn;5-10;So.;8.7

This season: Three losses came to Fairview (first game of the season) Vici and Class A state champion Okarche. Enters state tournament on a 13-game winning streak.

TONKAWA VS. DALE, 3:30 p.m.

TONKAWA

Coach: Joe Jacobs

Record: 24-4

Rank: No. 5

Tournament history: Second appearance. … Lost in the first round last season, 38-35 to Thomas.

Starting lineup

Player;Ht.;Cl.;Pts.

Omega Reese;5-5;Sr.;8

Logon Burgess;5-6;Jr.;9

Chandler Tarrant;5-6;Sr.;4

Holly Hembree;5-5;Sr.;3

Taylor McAreavey;5-11;Sr.;17

This season: Lost 50-49 in area finals to Northeast, but bounced back to defeat Ketchum to qualify for state tournament. Had a 16-game winning streak at one point.

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