Latta Boys, Girls, Aim for State Titles

If you're a Latta basketball fan, you've got a lot to be excited about.

Both the Latta Panthers as well as the Latta Lady Panthers are headed to the state tournament in Oklahoma City.

The boys team is hoping to repeat last season's success, when they knocked off Haworth in the state title game.

"We expect to win, we've practiced all year for it," said Latta Guard Treston Tully.

The Lady Panthers, meanwhile, are looking for their first state title since 1975.

"We have looked up to the basketball boys, because last year they were able to do something couldn't. This year we feel like it is our year," said Lady Panthers guard Taryn Wood.

The Panthers will take on Pawnee at 3:30 on Thursday at Oklahoma City University, while the Lady Panthers will battle Preston at 8:30 on Thursday at Westmoore high school.