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.
No team in the Class 6A boys bracket knows better than Midwest City what it takes to get to the title game.
When the current seniors were freshmen, they saw Bombers make the finals, and most of the current rotation played a major role in getting to the title game last year.