Posted On: 11/24/20 3:46 AM

The defending champions from the 2018-2019 high school season are back better than ever. When they won the Gold Ball in 2019, seniors Bijan CortesBijanCortes6'2" | PGKingfisher | 2021State#195NationOK and Matthew StoneMatthewStone6'4" | SFKingfisher | 2021StateOK were sophomores just scratching the surface.

Now, with one signed to play next season at the University of Oklahoma and the other a the University of North Texas, the Kingfisher stars aspire to add another ring to the collection while capitalizing on their 26-1 record last season.

The biggest question surrounding Kingfisher is whether or not they can stay focused or not after a near-flawless previous season and two of their players receiving increased publicity after signing to D-1 universities. They’ll need contributions from more than just their star-studded duo. Senior guard Maverick RidenourMaverickRidenour6'3" | SGKingfisher | 2021StateOK will be expected to continue his elite shooting from beyond the arc this season.

Cortes and Stone are two of the top five players in the state, they’re on the same team, and they have an abundance of chemistry that’s accrued over the years. Barring a monumental upset, it’s highly unlikely that we don’t see Kingfisher competing in the State Tournament to defend their title from two seasons ago.

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