Class 5A boys state tournament team capsules

Capsules for Thursday's matchups at Catoosa High School
by Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: March 6, 2012
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Del City vs. Guthrie, 2 p.m., at Catoosa

Del City

Coach: Tim Stogsdill

Record: 20-6


Rank: No. 2

Tournament history: 11th appearance (4-9). ... won 1980 title with 49-34 win over Lawton Eisenhower.

This season: The Eagles were among the 5A favorites all year after dropping from 6A, where they made state last year. Steffon Herd averages seven rebounds per game. A.J. Holland averages four assists.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

A.J. Holland;6-0;Sr.;13

Steffon Herd;6-5;Sr.;12

Jamal Moseley;5-9;Sr.;10

Deaunte Long;5-9;Jr.;5

Keith Glover;6-5;Sr.;4

Guthrie

Coach: Pete Papahronis

Record: 16-10

Rank: No. 12

Tournament history: 25th appearance (22-19). ... Won state championships in 1954, 1956, 1968, 1969, 2008 and 2009. ... Runner-up in 1967.

This season: Balanced offense with a good mix of veterans and youth. Codee Gross came off the bench on the state title team in 2009. Shron Parker averages 5.6 rebounds per game. Sophomore Kai Callins has developed into a top offensive threat.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Kai Callins;5-11;So.;11.5

Jerrick Warren;5-9;Jr.;10.8

Codee Gross;5-11;Sr.;10.7

Shron Parker;6-2;Sr.;8.7

Bailey Nichols;6-2;So.;4.7

Tulsa East Central vs. Ardmore, 3:30 p.m., at Catoosa

Tulsa East Central

Coach: Beau Wallace

Record: 15-10

Rank: No. 9

Tournament history: 14th appearance (4-13). ... Won at least one game in last three appearances after falling in the first round in its first 10. ... Runner-up in 2007, falling 49-44 to Carl Albert.

This season: Battled through some early struggles against a tough schedule, but got back on track for the playoffs. One of the deeper teams in the field.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Kaleb Porter;5-10;Sr.;21.0

Jerry Owens;6-8;Sr.;9.0

Stanvon Taylor;6-0;Jr.;7.5

William Goree;6-0;Jr.;4.4

Damian Gibson;6-4;Sr.;3.0

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by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
Reporter
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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