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Class 5A boys basketball state tournament capsules

A closer look at the 5A boys state tournament competitors: Tulsa Memorial, Carl Albert, Tulsa Edison, Bishop McGuinness, Lawton MacArthur, Noble, Southeast and Chickasha.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT Published: March 6, 2013
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Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: 22nd appearance (37-12). … Won last year's title, beating Tulsa East Central 54-41. … Won three consecutive titles from 2006-08 and five consecutive from 1998-2001.

Starting lineup

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

41; David Love; 6-5; Sr.; 11.2

33; Will Lienhard; 6-7; So.; 9.4

23; Stephen Amalong; 6-1; Jr.; 9.0

24; Luis Lopez; 5-9; Sr.; 8.2

10; Greg Roberts; 5-10; Sr.; 4.9

This season: Five new starters from last year's championship squad. ... Lienhard averages 10.2 rebounds and nearly four blocks per game. ... Climbed up the rankings to No. 1 during a midseason 12-game win streak.

Lawton MacArthur vs. Noble, 7 p.m.

Lawton MacArthur

Coach: Kevin Harrington

Record: 17-8

Rank: No. 7

Tournament history: Fifth appearance (1-4). … Lone win came in first appearance in 1996. … Also appeared in 1999, 2005 and 2010 tournaments.

Starting lineup

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

33; Darius Graham; 6-1; Sr.; 14.9

24; Trace Cook; 5-9; Jr.; 14.5

11; Bryce Beckett; 5-10; Sr.; 11.1

15; Craig Pindell; 6-1; Sr.; 10.9

10; Barry Williams; 6-4; Jr.; 7.1

This season: Graham averages a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game. ... Beckett's 5.3 assists lead the team. ... Roemello Burton averages 4.2 points off the bench. ... Harrington won his 300th game this season, his 20th at MacArthur.

NOBLE

Coach: Kenny Smith

Record: 14-13

Rank: No. 13

Tournament history: Third appearance (0-2). … Lost in first round in 1991 and 1995.

Starting lineup

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

33; Leland Palmer; 5-8; Jr.; 16.6

24; Devin Wheeler; 6-3; Sr.; 15.4

11; Austin Ladd; 6-4; Sr.; 8.1

21; Jared Palmer; 5-9; Sr.; 5.2

2; Wyatt Murphy; 6-1; Sr.; 3.4

This season: Wheeler leads the team with 9.0 rebounds per game. ... Sophomore Daniel Noland adds four points per game off the bench. ... Up-and-down season that included a loss to Class 2A Community Christian and four wins over top 10 teams in 5A.

Southeast vs. Chickasha, 8:30 p.m.

SOUTHEAST

Coach: Walt Brewer

Record: 19-7

Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: 19th appearance (27-13). … Champions in 1976, 1981-82 and 2004-05. … Runner-up in 1978, 1980, 1988, 2006 and 2008.

Starting lineup

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

25; Rashawn Thomas; 6-7; Sr.; 25.0

13; Romello Roberson; 6-0; Sr.; 11.1

34; Andre Nelson; 6-3; Sr.; 8.5

12; Ricardo DeLuna; 6-2; Sr.; 5.0

15; Keshawn Ward; 5-5; Sr.; 1.1

This season: Thomas averages 16.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. ... Won 10 straight games in January. ... Three losses against opponents from Texas.

CHICKASHA

Coach: Bryan Merritt

Record: 16-10

Rank: No. 14

Tournament history: 15th appearance (12-11). … Won title in 1953, 1955 and 1963. … Runner-up in 1954). … First appearance since 2004.

Starting lineup

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

3; E.J. Golightly; 6-2; Sr.; 23.0

24; Joey Sylvester; 6-4; Sr.; 16.2

5; Datious Dufur; 6-4; Sr.; 8.4

10; Dakota; Goombi; 6-2; Sr.; 7.8

21; Deshawn Young; 5-9; Sr.; 2.7

This season: Sylvester leads the team with 11.2 rebounds. ... Four players average at least six rebounds per game. ... Golightly averages 4.2 assists. ... Went 10-4 in games decided by seven points or less.


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