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March 9, 2013

Latta wins first-ever state basketball title

Oklahoma City — Veteran head coach Donnie Husband had seen pretty much everything heading into the 2013 Class 2A State Tournament.

And after his fifth-ranked Panthers knocked off No. 4 Haworth in impressive fashion, 58-41, Saturday night in the State Fair Arena to win their school’s first-ever boys basketball state championship, he might have now seen it all.

“You’re almost speechless at this point and time. It’s so surreal right now,” Husband said among the post-game celebration on the floor of The Big House.

“I’m just so proud for everybody, so proud for our kids and how hard they worked. Each and every one of them has such a big hand in this.”

It certainly didn’t take the Panthers long to start smelling a state championship.

The game was tied at 4-4 after a sluggish first six minutes of the game by both squads.

But Trent Storts hit a 3-pointer to end the first-quarter scoring and then junior Kade Hayes caught fire.

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