Thursday’s games at State Fair Arena
ADA VS. ANADARKO, 2 P.M.
•Coach: Christie Jennings
•Rank: No. 5
•Team history: 18th appearance (16-13) and first since 2008. … Champions in 1978, 1995, 1997 and 1998. … Advanced to semifinals in first appearance,...
Thursday’s games at Southern Nazarene University
SPIRO VS. WASHINGTON, 2 P.M.
•Coach: Kayla Carrington
•Rank: No. 11
•Tournament history: 10th appearance (3-9). … Last appeared in 2011, losing to Bethel 71-48 in the first round. … Runner-up in 1962....
The Eagles, the lowest-ranked team in the field at No. 19, will have their hands full with tournament favorite Millwood. But making the state tournament alone signals a change for the program that started with the hiring of coach Marty McBride over the summer.
Class A All-Tournament team
MVP: Ty Lazenby, Glencoe
The junior continually found ways to score, pouring in 37 points in the title game and averaging 31.0 for the tournament to lead the Panthers to their second straight gold ball.
Ty Lazenby, Jr., Glencoe, 31.0
Some basketball coaches have been known to stretch the truth a little when listing their players’ heights on the roster. But Carl Albert coach Tim Price says that’s not the case with Collinsville 6-foot-4 freshman Mallory Vaughn.
The Chargers are 20-5 in their third year under coach Chris Hamilton. Their balanced attack is led by another Chris Hamilton, the coach’s son, whose point guard play has been a key to the team’s success.