Class B boys basketball state tournament capsules
Here's a look at the teams competing in the Class B boys state tournament, which begins Thursday at State Fair Arena.
MOYERS VS. BIG PASTURE, 2 p.m.
Coach: Shane Winters
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Rank: No. 9
Tournament history: First appearance
Player, Ht., Cl., Pts.
Caleb Armstrong, 5-11, Jr., 12
Sabastain Cowen, 6-3, Jr., 6
Colten Shrum, 5-10, Sr., 4
Brandon Slocum, 6-3, Sr., 18
Jake Dudley, 6-0, Sr., 18
This season: Lost to Red Oak 53-42 in area finals. Twenty-seven wins is believed to be the most in school history.
Coach: Nick Gable
Rank: No. 6
Tournament history: Third appearance (2-2). ... Made the semifinals in each previous appearance, losing to Boynton 100-77 in 1989 and Red Oak, 95-62, in 2009.
Player, Ht., Cl., Pts
Kyle Doty, 6-0, Sr., 12.9
Taran Knox, 5-9, So., 9.9
Cameron Smith, 6-4, So., 9.8
Darlen Kuykendall, 6-3, Sr., 10
Donald Beckham, 6-2, Sr., 13.8
This season: Won 26 straight games after a 58-50 loss to Chattanooga in the second game of the season. Won seven conference and tournament championships this season. Defeated state tournament qualifier Fargo 68-52 earlier this season.
ARNETT VS. BURLINGTON, 3:30 p.m.
Coach: Allen Tune
Rank: No. 2
Tournament history: Second appearance ... Made the title game in first appearance last season, falling to Forgan, 73-39.
Player, Ht., Cl., Pts.
Tyler Tune, 6-4, Jr. 26.8
Trevor Bryant, 6-0, Sr., 10.5
Nicolas Smith, 5-11, Jr., 10.7
Ryne Friesen, 5-9, So., 9.4
Garret Collins, 5-10, Sr., 4.7
This season: Record is deceiving because of a tough schedule. Played 11 teams ranked in the top five of Class 5A, 3A, 2A, A and B. Tyler Tune, the coach's son, averages 27 points and 14 rebounds per game.
Coach: Randy Turney
Rank: No. 12
Tournament history: 10th appearance (6-8). ... Lost in the first round in each of last two seasons. ... Last win came in 2005, a first-round victory over Ringwood. ... Won the 1936 Class B title over Burbank, 35-20, before falling to Tulsa (now Tulsa Central) in the overall championship game.
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