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In Hines sight

Fort cobb coach, sons bid farewell to time on court together

OKLAHOMA CITY  It took all of one second for Becky Hines' emotions to spill over as she thought about the way her family has come of age.

When she says her boys grew up in State Fair Arena, a tired but grand old basketball barn, she isn't lying.

"Kellen was born on a Tuesday," the mother said. "We played an area tournament game that Friday and I was on the bench, keeping stats. The next week we played in the state championship and he was here."

At just over 10 days old, Kellen was cradled safely in his grandmother's arms near Section 324 as his dad, Fort Cobb-Broxton coach Scott Hines, won his first state championship. Five more titles would follow; Kellen and his older brother of two years, Cameron, would help deliver three of them to their father.

"We've been doing this together their whole life," Becky said, fighting back tears as that era came to a close.

The Hines family experienced their final high school win together Saturday. Scott directed things from the huddle, Kellen and Cameron led the team in scoring, and Becky kept numbers from the bench as the top-ranked Mustangs rolled to a 67-52 win over No. 2 Okay in the Class A state championship.

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