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Hall sparks Glencoe in win

By Scott Wright Published: March 3, 2013
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/articleid/3760909/1/pictures/1968034">Photo - Glencoe’s Ty Lazenby celebrates his team’s victory over Weleetka in the Class A state championship game Friday. Lazenby had 10 points for the Panthers. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Glencoe’s Ty Lazenby celebrates his team’s victory over Weleetka in the Class A state championship game Friday. Lazenby had 10 points for the Panthers. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Weleetka (27-3) got 17 points from Caleb Wittman, 12 from Montana Gormly, 11 from Shaun Bencoma and 10 from Jeremiah Winney.

Glencoe showed its offensive balance throughout the state tournament run, with Kagen Castlebury and Ty Lazenby each producing 20-point games before Saturday.

But Hall stepped to the forefront when his opportunity came.

“Those two breakaway steals were what broke their back,” Jake Lazenby said of Hall’s day. “We knew they were gonna guard the perimeter, so we knew if we got it to Hunter in the middle, he’s great with that midrange jumper and he can attack the goal. We knew he was gonna have a big night.”

For John Lazenby and his sons, Saturday’s win was the fruit of a laborious process. John Lazenby coached five teams to state, but this was his first time to reach the championship game.

For years, when he was coaching at Chattanooga and Cyril, he and his sons would drive past the Big House.

“Every time, we’d say, ‘Dad, we’re gonna go there and win a gold ball,’” Jake Lazenby said. “It’s always been a dream. One team out of 96 teams gets the gold ball. It’s just unreal.”


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