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It’s an all-star, all-state weekend for basketball

June 02, 2021 - 00:00
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The baseball All-State games aren’t the only all-star events taking place this weekend.

Girls and boys basketball groups will be holding multiple games featuring county players and hall of fame inductions with localties on Saturday, June 5.

Kingfisher’s Matthew Stone was one of just 10 players selected to represent Oklahoma in the 55th Faith 7 Bowl basketball game.

It will be played at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Noble Complex on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

The Oklahoma all-stars will take on a team of all-stars from Texas in the annual showdown.

Two of Stone’s KHS teammates will be taking part in the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-Star games the same day.

Jarret Birdwell and Maverick Ridenour were selected to the Class 4A team.

The 4A-6A all-stars will be split up for a game against each other at 3 p.m. at UCO’s Hamilton Fieldhouse.

Noah Snowden of Lomega will represent Class B when it takes on the Class A all-stars at 5:30 p.m.

The day will also feature the OBCA Hall of Fame induction at noon at Eddie’s Event Center.

Those being inducted include the late Ray West, the longtime Okarche coach.

Other inductees include former Okarche coach and longtime Frontier coach Bob Weckstein, David Page (father of Hennessey boys coach Brady Page), Larry Callison and Dan Hays.

The Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame banquet and All-State games will be Saturday at Mustang High School.

Lomega’s Emma Duffy and Adysen Wilson will represent the Small West against the Small East at 5 p.m.

Among those being inducted into the OGBCA Hall of Fame is Brad Thrash, the longtime Cheyenne coach who also won four state championships between 2001-05 with the Dover girls.

That banquet is at 11 a.m., also at Mustang High School.