Barry Lewis' Hot List
BY BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Monday, February 25, 2013
2/25/13 at 3:48 AM
Players to watch
Jeffery Mead, Union: The 6-foot-7 junior forward is one of the state's top football prospects and he's also excelling in basketball. He had 27 points to lead the Redskins to a 76-71 overtime victory over Stillwater in a 6A regional final on Saturday.
Jacob Seidel, Jenks: Had 47 points in two 6A regional victories a week after setting a school record with 42 points against Sand Springs. A 6-3 senior guard, he is averaging 17.5 points and is shooting 60 percent from the field.
Zach Norris and Ty Gunter, Coweta: Norris, a 6-4 senior guard, had 31 points and 18 rebounds in two 5A regional victories. Gunter, a 5-9 senior guard, had 32 points in the two games.
Lense Ramey, Kiefer: The 6-3 freshman forward had 48 points in two 2A regional wins after helping his team nearly upset second-ranked Ketchum on Thursday. Ramey averages 17.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. He is 62-of-121 on 3-pointers.
Colton Ketcherside, Sperry: The 6-3 junior came off the bench to produce 21 points, 24 rebounds and 11 blocks to help the Pirates win a pair of 3A regional games.
Teams to watch
Adair (18-9): The 16th-ranked Warriors are still a threat to reach the 3A state tournament. They have considerable momentum after a 63-46 win over Dewey on Saturday to avenge a 26-point loss a week earlier. Adair won its first regional game in overtime and its second by one point before defeating Dewey.
Preston (18-10): The No. 17 Pirates are one win away from the 2A state tournament.
McLain (14-9): The Titans, who had to win five in a row through the losers bracket to reach the 4A state tournament last year, captured their first regional title in Cordell Love's four seasons as head coach. Nick Foster had 32 points in two regional wins.
Games to watch
4A regional - Berryhill (19-6) vs. Central (12-11) at Webster (Monday): No area player is quicker getting downcourt than Central guard Delvon Lucas, who scored 31 against Cascia Hall on Thursday. The pick: Central, 56-54.
6A area - Owasso (21-3) vs. Broken Arrow (18-6) at Rogers (Friday): The teams split two regular-season meetings. The pick: Owasso, 64-63.
6A area - Jenks (19-6) vs. Union (15-9) at Catoosa (Friday): Jenks swept two regular-season meetings. The pick: Jenks, 55-51.
5A area - Edison (19-6) vs. Coweta (21-3) at Sapulpa (Friday): Both teams will make it to the state tournament. The pick: Edison, 68-65.
5A area - Memorial (19-5) vs. Bishop Kelley (17-7) at Bixby (Friday): First playoff meeting ever between the schools that are two miles apart. The pick: Memorial 70-58.
Ask the writer
Who are your metro player of the year candidates?
It's wide open. A lot depends on the next two weeks in the playoffs. Leading contenders are Owasso's Jaylen Lowe and Shake Milton, Booker T. Washington's Juwan Parker and NOAH's Allonzo Trier, but there are others who are still being considered from state tournament contenders.
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