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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.
BY ED GODFREY Staff Writer Published: February 27, 2013

Starting lineup

Player, Ht., Cl., Pts.

Brandon Gosselin, 6-2, Sr. 21.0

Lane Newlin, 6-1, Sr., 13.0

Carter Stewart, 6-0, Jr., 12.0

Kyle Ellerbeck, 6-3, So., 11.0

Reno Talbott, 5-7, So., 7.0

This season: Won the area consolation finals on Wednesday over Mulhall-Orlando, 56-38.



Coach: Brent Caldwell

Record: 23-7

Rank: No. 4

Tournament History: Seventh appearance (3-6) and second consecutive. ... Have played four overtime games, going 1-3. ... Lost to Lookeba-Sickles in double overtime in first appearance in 2000.

Starting lineup

Player, Ht., Cl., Pts.

Tyler Foale, 6-2, Sr., 18.6

Sam Baker, 6-0, Sr., 10.6

Derek Harrington, 5-10, Sr., 8.6

Pedro Moraes, 6-6, Jr., 8.2

Sam Navaro, 5-10, Sr., 3.0

This season: Tyler Foale leads the club, averaging more than 18 points per game. All seven of the team's losses this season were to Class A or B state tournament qualifiers (Arnett, Forgan, Cheyenne and Laverne).

Red Oak

Coach: Trey Booth

Record: 26-3

Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: Eighth appearance (6-6). ... Sixth appearance in eight seasons. ... After going winless in first four appearances, have won at least one game in last three. ... Beat Garber, 52-42, to win 2009 title.

Starting lineup

Player, Ht., Cl., Pts.

Blu Crose, 5-10, Sr., 11.0

Bryce Deatherage, 5-9, Jr., 8.0

Tyler Parks, 5-9, Jr., 12.0

Emmanuel Mercado, 6-2, Jr., 9.0

Dylan Fazekas, 6-2, Sr., 12.0

This season: Defeated Class A state tournament qualifiers Wright City and Class B qualifier Moyers. Has won 16 of last 17. Losses this season to 2A's Preston and Quinton. Only loss to Class B team was McCurtain in the Eastern tournament in Wilburton.

COYLE VS. FORGAN, 8:30 p.m.


Coach: Josh Sumrall

Record: 23-4

Rank: No. 5

Tournament history: 19th appearance (19-15) ... First since 2008, when it lost to Fargo in overtime in the first round. ... Won titles in 1979, 1994 and 2003. ... Runners-up in 1981 and 1983. ... Made the tournament six consecutive seasons from 1978-83.

Player, Ht., Cl., Pt.

Tony Aska, 6-6, Sr., 20.1

Jakobi Brown, 6-4, Jr., 12.3

Fidel Simpson, 6-0, Sr., 9.5

Ryan Weathers, 5-10, Jr., 8.4

Dalton Anderson, 6-3, Sr., 3.3

This season: Has a 16-1 record since the Christmas break. Senior Tony Aska leads the team with 97 blocks and was the most valuable player in the Cimarron Conference.


Coach: Todd Kerr

Record: 26-2

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: Eighth appearance (8-5). ... Won back-to-back titles, beating Arnett, 73-39, in last year's title game and Graham (Weleetka) 81-47 in the 20.

Starting lineup

Player, Ht., Cl., Pts.

Jake Regler, 6-3, Sr., 19.1

Trent Brown, 6-2, Jr., 5.4

Chandler Bryer, 5-11, So., 10.9

Trevin Lopez, 6-0, Jr., 4.9

Jace Kerr, 6-5, Jr., 13.7

This season: Won 21 in a row before losing in the area finals to Arnett, 57-38. Only other loss on the season was to Class 2A Hooker.