17 schools double up with boys and girls teams at state tournaments
BY MARK FOSTER World Sports Writer
Thursday, March 07, 2013
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Does it seem like when you look at the brackets, the team names don't change that much?
Your eyes are not deceiving you.
This year, 17 schools had both boys and girls basketball teams qualify for the state tournament. This matches the record for most schools with both teams in the tournament, set last season.
In 6A, four schools accomplished the feat - Edmond Memorial, Union, Booker T. Washington, and Broken Arrow. In 5A, Memorial and Carl Albert has both teams in the state tournament. In 4A, it is Anadarko and Harrah. In 3A, Tahlequah Sequoyah, Verdigris, Hugo, and Oklahoma City Millwood are in. And in 2A, Thomas landed two tourney teams.
Last week, Red Oak in Class B and Sterling, Cheyenne, and Fort Cobb-Broxton all reached the state tournament with both teams.
How does the 17 compare to history? In both 2007 and 2008, 16 schools accomplished the feat.