Class A and B state tournament qualifers: Saturday, Feb. 23

Published: February 24, 2013
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No. 4 Kiowa (22-7): Started the season 12-0 before struggling in the middle, of the season but turned it on late to make the tournament for the second consecutive season.

No. 5 Pond Creek-Hunter (25-4): The Panthers are in the state tournament for the first time since 1993 after returning three starters from a team that fell one game short a year ago.

No. 6 Fort Cobb-Broxton (23-7): Bounced back from a regional loss to Chattanooga to beat the Warriors in area play and make the state tournament for the first time since 2010.

No. 7 Cheyenne-Reydon (23-6): After a successful run as the school's boys coach, Brad Thrash has the Cheyenne girls in the tournament for the first time since 2002.

No. 8 Sterling (27-2): Haven't lost since early December, winning 19 consecutive games to make the tournament for the first time since 1995.

No. 10 Turner (27-4): A year after making its first state tournament appearance, the Falcons are back after returning four starters.

Class B Girls

No. 1 Hammon (25-4): In the state tournament for the fifth consecutive season, the Warriors haven't lost to a Class B team this season.

No. 2 Lomega (25-6): Kevin Lewallen's team is back in the tournament after winning the title last year with a young squad.

No. 4 Red Oak (26-3): The Eagles, in the tournament for the third consecutive season after missing out from 1979-2010, haven't lost since mid-December.

No. 5 Timberlake (22-3): The Lady Tigers are in the tournament for the third consecutive time after returning top five scorers from a year ago.

No. 8 Erick (22-8): Bounced back after having a seven-game winning streak snapped Friday to make the tournament for the second time in three seasons.

No. 9 Leedey (21-7): In the field for the first time since 2006 and looking for first tournament win since making the 2000 championship game.