Posted On: 02/19/20 8:44 PM

The playoffs are a matter of days away, which means the state tournament is a matter of weeks away and while class 2A in Oklahoma is competitive, three teams stick out to me. We got lucky enough to watch two of those teams face off in the last regular-season matchup.

The Dale Pirates are the No. 3 team in 2A and their success is almost exclusively reliant on their premier guards, D. Forsyth and B. Johnson running the offense and by running the offense, I mean getting their big man, T. Thompson the basketball. He finished Monday night's game with 15 points and 14 rebounds. His height and athleticism make him practically unguardable in today's small-school ball.

With the game being such a perimeter game these days, it's unusual to see a player nailed to the paint like Thompson is but as long as his teammates get him the ball with consistency, it's going to be taxing for any team to stop him. Things will get even more hectic if Thompson rebounds as he did against Cashion on Monday night.

Forsyth and Johnson are the perfect backcourt duo. While one, Forsyth is the scoring guard, Johnson is the main distributor

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