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.
Class 2A Girls: Thursday's games at Westmoore High School
FAIRVIEW VS. THOMAS, 2 p.m.
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Coach: Mike Barton
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.
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.
Coach: Jay Wood
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.
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.
Coach: Joe Jacobs
Rank: No. 5
Tournament history: Second appearance. … Lost in the first round last season, 38-35 to Thomas.
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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