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Class 6A boys basketball state tournament capsules

A closer look at the 6A boys state tournament competitors: Midwest City, Tulsa Washington, Owasso, Putnam City West, Edmond Memorial, Broken Arrow, Putnam City and Tulsa Union.
By Scott Wright Modified: March 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm •  Published: March 6, 2013
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Putnam City West

Coach: Lenny Bert

Record: 15-11

Rank: No. 14

Tournament history: Third appearance (2-2). … Only other appearances came in 1977 and 2010. … Both time, the Patriots won in the first round before falling in the semifinals.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Omega Harris; 6-3; Jr.; 17.6

Tyson Jolly; 6-4; So.; 12.0

Latron Jolly; 6-4; Sr.; 10.6

Kemarrie Carter; 6-1; So.; 6.3

Marquis Johnson; Fr.; 5.5

This season: Harris and Johnson each average more than three assists per game... Will be the only team to play the top four teams in the final rankings (Midwest City, Edmond Memorial, Putnam City, Owasso).

Edmond Memorial vs. Broken Arrow, 7 p.m.

Edmond Memorial

Coach: Shane Cowherd

Record: 23-2

Rank: No. 2 (tie)

Tournament history: 20th appearance (20-17) and fourth consecutive. … Won 2011 title with 53-43 win over Midwest City and 1993 title, 68-67, over Bartlesville.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Shaquille Morris; 6-8; Sr.; 17.8

Jordan Woodard; 6-0; Sr.; 16.8

Aaron Young; 5-11; Sr.; 11.3

Tyler Holcomb; 6-5; Sr.; 9.3

Sam Kreutzer; 6-1; Sr.; 8.5

This season: Morris, a Wichita State signee, averages 8.8 rebounds... Woodard, an OU signee, provides 6.0 assists... Both losses came while Woodard was injured... Sophomore Terrell Bruner adds 5.1 points off the bench.

Broken Arrow

Coach: Rusty Stecker

Record: 19-7

Rank: No. 6

Tournament history: 10th appearance (6-8). … Won the 1997 title, beating Tulsa Memorial 48-46. … First appearance came in 1972.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Jordan Huffman; 6-3; Sr.; 15.8

Jordan Phelps; 6-2; Sr.; 12.8

Dontae Campbell; 6-4; Sr.; 10.7

Mitch Rovang; 6-2; Sr.; 7.4

Trenton Cantrell; 6-2; So.; 7.3

This season: One of the smaller teams in the field, with only two players on the roster taller than 6-foot-3... Stayed under the radar much of the season, despite an 11-2 start.

Putnam City vs. Tulsa Union, 8:30 p.m.

Putnam City

Coach: A.D. Burtschi

Record: 25-2

Rank: No. 2 (tie)

Tournament history: 26th appearance (27-20). … Won titles in 1972, 2002, 2006, 2009-10. … Runner-up in 1955, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Ronnie Boyce; 6-3; Sr.; 20.8

David Bush; 5-10; Sr.; 13.0

RichMarr Smith; 6-3; Sr.; 10.1

Orlando Goldsmith; 6-5; Sr.; 8.8

Dexter Dean; 5-7; Jr.; 5.8

This season: Bush leads the team with 7.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game... Three other starters get 5.7 rebounds or more per game... Went 3-1 against PC West, the only other 6A state qualifier they faced.

Tulsa Union

Coach: Rudy Garcia

Record: 17-9

Rank: No. 12

Tournament history: 18th appearance (17-15). … Won title last season, beating Edmond Memorial, 37-36. … Also won championship in 2004. … All appearances have come since 1991.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Jeff Mead; 6-7; Jr.; 13.7

Carson Meek; 6-7; Jr.; 12.2

Josh Palmer; 6-6; Sr.; 11.2

Shawn Olden; 6-3; Jr.; 9.7

Josh Davis; 6-2; Jr.; 6.2

This season: Replaced entire starting lineup from last year's title team with much younger unit that includes two seniors in nine-player rotation... Mead, Meek and Palmer average at least 6.8 rebounds per game.