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Class 3A boys basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

Crossings Christian's Reid Lovelace goes past past Heritage Hall's Sebastian Perry on Feb. 12. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]
Crossings Christian's Reid Lovelace goes past past Heritage Hall's Sebastian Perry on Feb. 12. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Thursday at Yukon, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena

Crossings Christian vs. Westville

4 p.m. Thursday

Crossings Christian

Coach: Shawn Shenck | Record: 23-2

Ranking: No. 1 | State appearance: 4th

Titles: None | State record: 0-2

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

3 — Reid Lovelace — 5-11 — Jr. — 18.0

30 — Cooper Gudell — 6-3 — Sr. — 16.7

15 — Miles Brown — 6-2 — Sr. — 8.2

33 — Drew Middendorf — 6-2 — Sr. — 5.0

2 — Brody Gibbs — 5-10 — Sr. — 4.9

Westville

Coach: Ron Dunaway | Record: 13-10

Ranking: Unranked | State appearance: 2nd

Titles: None | State record: 0-1

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

4 — Cale Jacob — 5-7 — So. — 15.0

3 — Kegan Bradford — 6-0 — Jr. — 14.0

32 — Ayan Sanchez — 6-0 — Jr. — 10.0

15 — Toss Fourkiller — 5-10 — Sr. — 7.0

5 — Ryan DeLaRosa — 5-8 — Sr. — 6.0

Hugo vs. Marlow

2 p.m. Thursday

Hugo

Coach: Darnell Shanklin | Record: 22-1

Ranking: No. 2 | State appearance: 17th

Titles: 1 | State record: 14-15

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

3 — Trey’von Brown — 6-2 — Sr. — 16.1

13 — Dawson Bostic — 6-7 — Sr. — 11.3

24 — Donte’ Shanklin — 6-2 — Sr. — 10.8

12 — Kris Akins — 6-4 — Sr. — 10.7

1 — Devionn Grant — 5-10 — Sr. — 4.1

Marlow

Coach: Kirk Harris | Record: 18-4

Ranking: No. 13 | State appearance: 13th

Titles: None | State record: 3-12

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

25 — Josiah Johnson — 6-4 — Jr. — 15.1

10 — Jace Gilbert — 6-1 — Jr. — 10.6

23 — Nate Herchock — 6-2 — Sr. — 7.0

12 — Avery Payne — 6-4 — So. — 6.5

15 — Blake Harris — 6-1 — Sr. — 5.1

Eufaula vs. Community Christian

6 p.m. Thursday

Eufaula

Coach: Jeff Oliver | Record: 13-4

Ranking: No. 10 | State appearance: 11th

Titles: None | State record: 5-10

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

11 — Alex Parish — 6-2 — Jr. — 17.0

1 — Nick Jones — 6-1 — Sr. — 14.2

23 — Khelil Deere — 5-11 — Jr. — 9.5

3 — Justis James — 6-1 — Jr. — 7.0

2 — Jacob Fitzer — 6-3 — Sr. — 4.5

Community Christian

Coach: Tim Price | Record: 21-3

Ranking: No. 4 | State appearance: 1st

Titles: None | State record: 0-0

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

32 — Jack Cole — 6-3 — Sr. — 12.4

15 — Josh Martin — 6-7 — Sr.;11.2

22 — Bai Jobe — 6-4 — So. — 10.1

3 — Jedediah Fuller — 5-9 — Jr. — 7.4

10 — Cade Bond — 6-1 — Jr. — 6.9

Alva vs. Beggs

8 p.m. Thursday

Alva

Coach: Shane Feely | Record: 18-10

Ranking: Unranked | State appearance: 16th

Titles: None | State record: 5-15

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

11 — Jackson Feely — 6-4 — Jr. — 8.8

3 — Austin Reed — 6-1 — Jr. — 8.8

12 — Kyler Penco — 6-0 — So. — 8.5

15 — Braden Hofen — 6-3 — Jr. — 7.8

5 — Chuck Shelite — 5-10 — Jr. — 5.4

Beggs

Coach: Gerrell Thomas | Record: 17-2

Ranking: No. 6 | State appearance: 16th

Titles: 5 | State record: 18-10

Starting lineup

No. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts.

10 — Kendal Daniels — 6-5 — Sr. — 18.3

2 — Trey Gaines — 6-1 — Sr. — 15.1

12 — Blake Gomez — 6-1 — Sr. — 10.1

1 — Jameson Ross — 5-10 — Jr. — 9.8

24 — Kaden Stanton — 6-5 — So. — 6.5

The Oklahoman’s championship picks

Cameron Jourdan: Crossings Christian. Reid Lovelace and Cooper Gudell are a dominant duo and can shoot the Knights to their first state title.

James D. Jackson: Crossings Christian. Crossings Christian has been the No. 1 team for most of the year, and it's for good reason. Teams have a hard time slowing down Reid Lovelace and Cooper Gudell.

Class 3A boys

Thursday

At Yukon

No. 1 Crossings Christian (23-2) vs. Westville (13-10), 4 p.m.

No. 2 Hugo (22-1) vs. No. 13 Marlow (18-4), 2 p.m.

No. 10 Eufaula (13-4) vs. No. 4 Community Christian (21-3), 6 p.m.

Alva (18-10) vs. No. 6 Beggs (17-2), 8 p.m.

Friday

At State Fair Arena

Crossings-Westville winner vs. Hugo-Marlow winner, 8:30 p.m.

Eufaula-Community winner vs. Alva-Beggs winner, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

At State Fair Arena

State championship game, 2 p.m.

Cameron Jourdan, Staff writer

Related Photos
<strong>Heritage Hall's CJ Smith has his shot blocked by Crossing Christian's Miles Brown (15) as Drew Wood (10) helps defend during a game on Feb. 12. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Heritage Hall's CJ Smith has his shot blocked by Crossing Christian's Miles Brown (15) as Drew Wood (10) helps defend during a game on Feb. 12. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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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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