Class 3A boys state basketball notes: Hamiltons help end Heritage Hall's state drought

The Chargers are 20-5 in their third year under coach Chris Hamilton. Their balanced attack is led by another Chris Hamilton, the coach’s son, whose point guard play has been a key to the team’s success.
by Trent Shadid Published: March 9, 2014
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Heritage Hall will be making its first appearance in the state tournament since 1977.

The Chargers are 20-5 in their third year under coach Chris Hamilton. Their balanced attack is led by another Chris Hamilton, the coach’s son, whose point guard play has been a key to the team’s success.

“He’s a natural scorer, but if he’s getting doubled or getting a team’s best defender, sometimes he’s a decoy,” said coach Hamilton. “But luckily we have other guys that can step up score. We’ve got really good balance.

“(Heritage Hall) has been known for having success in several sports and I’ve wanted our basketball to get to that level of those other sports. I think I’m lucky to be here and I hope we can build a reputation for basketball here, too.”

CENTENNIAL SENIORS CAPPING IMPRESSIVE RUN

Centennial seniors Austin Garner, Malcolm Mitchell Jr., and Corneilus McKiver will finish their careers this weekend as the group who helped put the school’s basketball program on the map.

They’ve been to the state tournament four consecutive years, winning two gold balls, at the seven-year-old school.

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by Trent Shadid
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Trent Shadid is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Weatherford, Okla., and attended Weatherford High School. Before joining The Oklahoman, he spent two seasons as an assistant wrestling coach at Weatherford High...
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