High school basketball: Class A boys state tournament capsules

By Scott Wright Published: February 26, 2013
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4

This season: Mercer averages seven rebounds and nearly four steals per game ... Gayanich leads the team with eight rebounds per game, while Bare adds 4.7 assists per game.

Cheyenne-Reydon vs. Glencoe, 3:30 p.m.

Cheyenne-Reydon

Coach: Brad Thrash

Record: 23-6

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: Seventh appearance (8-5) and fourth consecutive. ... Won the title last season, beating Merritt 51-30. ... Runners-up in 2011 and 1968. ... Reydon made the tournament in 1996, falling in the semifinals.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Braygan Lippencott

6-3

Jr.

21.0

Bray Haven

6-2

Sr.

12.8

Dylan Moler

6-3

Sr.

7.1

Colton Moler

6-1

Jr.

4.3

Joshua Haven

6-0

Sr.

3.6

This season: The defending champs are joined at state by the Cheyenne girls team, marking the first year in school history that both teams made it at the same time. Lippencott leads the team with 7.2 rebounds per game.

Glencoe

Coach: John Lazenby

Record: 28-1

Rank: No. 2

Tournament history: Sixth appearance (7-4). ... Beat Fort Cobb-Broxton 39-24 to take the title in 2007. ... Runners-up in 2007 and 2000. ... Lost to Weleetka in the first round last season.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Ty Lazenby

6-5

So.

23

Jake Lazenby

6-0

Jr.

16

Kagen Castlebury

5-11

Sr.

12

Hunter Hall

6-5

So.

12

Jake Corbin

5-10

Sr.

3

This season: Corbin and reserve Taylor Cavett are making their third state tournament appearances with Glencoe, most in school history. Castlebury is making his fourth, the first two coming at Caddo ... Velma-Alma ended Glencoe's unbeaten season in the area finals last week.

Wright City vs. Sterling, 7 p.m.

Wright City

Coach: Joel Dickerson

Record: 22-8

Rank: No. 6

Tournament history: 11th appearance (6-10). ... Runners-up in 1984 (48-47 loss to Velma-Alma) and 1993 (63-59 loss to OCS).

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Laiton Hill

6-0

Sr.

14.5

Sam White

6-2

Sr.

13.8

C.J. Nolen

5-9

Sr.

8.9

Devin Ward

6-5

Sr.

8.0

Dalton Darby

5-8

Sr.

3.8

This season: White averages 8.9 rebounds per game ... Darby averages 4.2 assists per game ... Lost to Boswell during the regular season, but won two postseason matchups to earn state berth.

Sterling

Coach: Bink Woolbright

Record: 27-2

Rank: No. 3

Tournament history: Third appearance (0-2) and second consecutive. ... Lost to Cheyenne, 56-49, in first round last year. ... Only other appearance came in 1990, losing to Okarche, 54-52, in the first round.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Trevyn Woolbright

5-11

Sr.

22.6

Mickey Milam

6-3

Sr.

12.6

Dillon White

6-2

Sr.

9.8

Reece Siebold

6-1

Sr.

5.2

Kaden Hardzog

5-10

Sr.

4.3

This season: Woolbright provides 4.7 assists per game, and is averaging 29.6 points in four playoff games ... Milam and White each average more than nine rebounds per game.

Weleetka vs. Laverne, 8:30 p.m.

Weleetka

Coach: Brett Thomas

Record: 25-2

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: Tenth appearance (8-8) and third consecutive. ... Won 2A title in 1989, beating Waurika 65-57. ... Also made championship game in first appearance in 1933, losing to El Reno 41-16 in the finals.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Montana Gormly

6-0

Jr.

15.5

Jeremiah Winney

6-4

Sr.

14.6

Shaun Bencoma

6-0

Jr.

9.7

Caleb Wittman

6-7

Jr.

8.9

Jackson Frye

6-3

Jr.

7.6

This season: Allowing less than 40 points per game against Class A opponents ... On a 17-game winning streak ... Three freshmen come off the bench ... Wittman leads the team with 6.7 rebounds per game.

Laverne

Coach: Drew Miller

Record: 23-6

Rank: No. 8

Tournament history: 12th appearance (9-10). ... First appearance since 2008. ... Won the 1997 title, beating Hollis, 59-51. ... Runners-up in 2002.

Starting lineup

Player

Ht.

Cl.

Pts.

Trevor Harris

5-10

Jr.

17

Seth Overstreet

6-2

Sr.

17

Tucker Rolf

5-11

Jr.

9

Tanner Allen

6-0

So.

6

Gage Murphy

6-1

Sr.

6

This season: Started the season 3-3 before a 10-game win streak that included a championship at the Seiling Tournament ... Won five straight elimination games since a regional playoff loss ... Overstreet averages seven rebounds per game.

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