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High school basketball: The Oklahoman's picks for Classes 6A-2A

The Oklahoman's writers make their picks for this week's state basketball tournaments.
by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: March 3, 2013

Ryan Aber: Douglass. Stephen Clark gets yet another gold ball to wrap up his Trojans career having swept Class 4A.

Ed Godfrey: Douglass. Can anybody in their right mind really pick against Douglass and Oklahoma State signee Stephen Clark?   

Jacob Unruh: Douglass. The Trojans have been on this path since winning last season.

Scott Wright: Douglass. The Trojans are the most talented team, but a title isn't a given. Watch out for Roland.

Class 4A Girls

Ryan Aber: Anadarko. Lakota Beatty and Co. give the Lady Warriors a second consecutive title.

Ed Godfrey: Anadarko. Has the best player in the class in Oklahoma State signee Lakota Beatty.

Jacob Unruh: Anadarko. Only loss was to Edmond Santa Fe, and no team below 6A has come within six points.

Scott Wright: Anadarko. The clear favorite with Lakota Beatty running the show.

Class 3A Boys

Ryan Aber: Millwood. This is what Varryl Franklin's teams do — enter the tournament with records that don't overwhelm, then take home a gold ball.

Ed Godfrey: Centennial. Simply more talented than the rest of the field.

Jacob Unruh: Centennial. Has tough side of the bracket, but if there Saturday, don't count out another win.

Scott Wright: Millwood. No superstars, just talented athletes who play winning basketball the way Varryl Franklin coaches it.

Class 3A Girls

Ryan Aber: Millwood. More than anyone else in this bracket, the Falcons have been tested

Ed Godfrey: Perkins-Tryon. The Demons are unbeaten for a reason.

Jacob Unruh: Sulphur. Veteran group's defense is too suffocating for the rest of the field.

Scott Wright: Perkins-Tryon. A showdown with fellow unbeaten, No. 1 Sulphur, is looming.

Class 2A Boys

Ryan Aber: Ketchum. In a tournament that has been turned on its head by upsets to this point, the Warriors have been a constant.

Ed Godfrey: Chouteau. The team knocked out No. 1 Northeast, is riding a hot streak and has four players who average double figures in scoring   

Jacob Unruh: Ketchum. Knocked off Northeast, increasing chances of completing perfect season.

Scott Wright: Ketchum. Undefeated and showed they're for real by upsetting the defending champ, Northeast, in the area finals.

Class 2A Girls

Ryan Aber: Northeast. After coming so close a year ago, the Vikings break through to take the hold ball.

Ed Godfrey: Dale. The team that plays the best defense in the class will hoist the gold ball. The only time the Lady Pirates lost this year is when they shot a dismal 16 percent, and the game still went into double overtime

Jacob Unruh: Dale. Breck Clark and the Pirates have been rolling, and Northeast has shown vulnerability.

Scott Wright: Northeast. Depth is the only concern; otherwise one of the three or four most talented teams in any class.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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