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Class A boys basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

Garber's Ty Chester (22) tips the ball in front of Arapaho-Butler's Brock Walker (24) during the Class A boys state basketball tournament championship game last March at State Fair Arena. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]
Garber's Ty Chester (22) tips the ball in front of Arapaho-Butler's Brock Walker (24) during the Class A boys state basketball tournament championship game last March at State Fair Arena. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Class A boys basketball games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena.

HYDRO-EAKLY VS. TEXHOMA, 4 P.M.

HYDRO-EAKLY

Coach: Ricky Gore

Record: 22-0

Ranking: No. 2

Titles: 0

State appearance: 8th

State record: 1-7

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

23 — Nolan Gore — 6-4 — Jr. — 16.2

3 — Carson Propps — 6-2 — Jr. — 14.0

35 — Cade Berkey — 5-9 — Sr. — 12.3

10 — Paxton Price — 6-4 — Jr. — 11.0

15 — Kolsen Thorp — 6-4 — Jr. — 4.1

TEXHOMA

Coach: Greg Higgins

Record: 19-5

Ranking: No. 20

Titles: 1

State appearance: 13th

State record: 9-11

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

12 — Trent Mitchell — 6-2 — Sr. — 19.6

35 — Joe Hernandez — 6-2 — So. — 13.0

3 — Jake Meyer — 6-0 — Sr. — 9.2

4 — Jose Garay — 5-8 — So. — 5.5

20 — Brit McQuitty — 6-0 — Sr. — 2.9

VANOSS VS. SNYDER, 2 P.M.

VANOSS

Coach: Jon Hurt

Record: 20-6

Ranking: No. 8

Titles: 1

State appearance: 3rd

State record: 3-1

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

10 — Carter Perry — 5-10 — So. — 14.9

12 — Dillon Deatherage — 5-6 — So. — 10.4

20 — Brayden Cannon — 6-0 — So. — 6.4

21 — Erik Hatton — 6-2 — Jr. — 5.4

23 — Riley Vasquez — 5-10 — Sr. — 5.3

SNYDER

Coach: Fletcher Reed

Record: 18-2

Ranking: No. 11

Titles: 1

State appearance: 8th

State record: 7-6

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

11 — Ryan Kelly — 6-0 — Sr. — 23.1

22 — Ethan Howell — 6-3 — Sr. — 14.4

4 — Lance Carter — 6-3 — Sr. — 11.3

12 — Kyson Lile — 5-8 — Jr. — 5.5

23 — Turtle Anderson — 6-2 — So. — 4.8

GARBER VS. FORT COBB-BROXTON, 11:30 A.M.

GARBER

Coach: Will Jones

Record: 21-4

Ranking: No. 4

Titles: 2

State appearance: 9th

State record: 9-6

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

5 — Trenton Bennett — 5-10 — Sr. — 19

22 — Ty Chester — 6-4 — Jr. — 18.5

1 — Solomon Bishop — 6-2 — Jr. — 11.0

10 — Weston Light — 6-0 — Sr. — 7.5

12 — David Nagel — 6-2 — Jr. — 7

FORT COBB-BROXTON

Coach: Scott Hines

Record: 15-2

Ranking: No. 1

Titles: 7

State appearance: 24th

State record: 31-16

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

12 — Tyson Eastwood — 6-2 — Sr. — 19.1

24 — Kyler Denton — 6-4 — Sr. — 14.4

2 — Jaxon Willits — 6-0 — So. — 10.7

31 — Rocky Mountain — 5-11 — Sr. — 7.9

11 — Drew Woods — 5-9 — Jr. — 3.2

VELMA-ALMA VS. ARAPAHO-BUTLER, 9:30 A.M.

VELMA-ALMA

Coach: Kenny Bare

Record: 18-6

Ranking: No. 10

Titles: 1

State appearance: 12th

State record: 7-10

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

32 — Tyler Stewart — 6-6 — Jr. — 17.8

11 — Jace Saville — 6-3 — Sr. — 14.5

22 — Austin Hunt — 6-3 — Sr. — 9.3

4 — Tristan Wainscott — 6-2 — Jr. — 5.3

1 — Cooper Keck — 6-1 — Sr. — 3.8

ARAPAHO-BUTLER

Coach: Logan Rogers

Record: 18-6

Ranking: No. 3

Titles: 0

State appearance: 13th

State record: 5-12

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

3 — Ethan Pyron — 6-0 — Sr. — 12.3

2 — Brett Griffith — 6-1 — Jr. — 11.9

30 — Wesley Flores — 6-0 — Sr. — 8.5

13 — Ryan Carlisle — 5-11 — Jr. — 4.2

24 — Brock Walker — 6-2 — Sr. — 4.2

The Oklahoman’s championship picks

Cameron Jourdan: Hydro-Eakly. Although there’s only one senior in the lineup, the Bobcats have plenty of experience to make a deep run.

James D. Jackson: Hydro-Eakly. The Bobcats been perfect, and that doesn’t seem likely to change. They have outscored their opponents by 26.7 points per game.

Class A Boys

At State Fair Arena

Thursday’s Games

Velma-Alma vs. Arapaho-Butler, 9:30 a.m.

Garber vs. Fort Cobb-Broxton, 11:30 a.m.

Vanoss vs. Snyder, 2 p.m.

Hydro-Eakly vs. Texhoma, 4 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Hydro-Texhoma winner vs. Vanoss-Snyder winner, 6:30 p.m.

Garber-Fort Cobb winner vs. Velma-Arapaho winner, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Game

Championship, 8 p.m.

Reporter Cameron Jourdan covers high school sports across the Oklahoma City metro and state. Have a story idea for Cameron? He can be reached at cjourdan@oklahoman.com or on Twitter at @Cam_Jourdan. Support Cameron’s work and that of other Oklahoman journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at oklahoman.com/subscribe or by using the link at the top of this page.

Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internship with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in a... Read more ›

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