Tahlequah Daily Press

March 17, 2014

Latta rallies to win Class 2A crown

Panthers cap high school basketball season with victory over Haworth for 2A boys championship


Associated Press

— OKLAHOMA CITY — Kade Hayes scored 22 points to help Latta defeat Haworth 57-50 and repeat as Class 2A state champion Saturday at State Fair Arena.

Treston Tully scored 13 points and Brogan Cantrell added nine for the Panthers (27-4), who trailed for most of the game before dominating the fourth quarter in a rematch of last year's final.

Oscar Rivera scored 18 points and Dorian Threadgill added nine for Haworth (26-5), which finished as state runner-up for the third straight year. Junior Griffin, Haworth's leading scorer this season, fouled out with six points.

Haworth led 26-19 at halftime, but Latta outscored the Lions 38-24 in the second half.

Latta outscored Haworth 23-7 from the free-throw line. The Panthers shot 69 percent in the second half and 56 percent overall.



Latta 57, Haworth 50

Latta    7    12    12    26    -    57

Haworth    15    11    6    18    -    50

Latta (27-4): Kade Hayes 22, Treston Tully 13, Cantrell 9, Epperly 7, Johnson 3, Kessinger 3.

Haworth (28-5): Oscar Rivera 18, D. Threadgill 9, Grimes 7, J. Threadgill Jr. 6, Griffin 6, Hammond 2, Daffern 2.



Class 2A

Boys

Thursday (at Oklahoma City University)


Thomas 63, Preston 58

Latta 54, Pawnee 49

Millwood 66, Howe 46

Haworth 49, Merritt 42

Friday (at State Fair Arena)

Latta 54, Thomas 39

Haworth 66, Millwood 65

Saturday (at State Fair Arena)

Latta 57, Haworth 50