In 1952, when Dimmitt High School won the state championship in both boys and girls basketball, John Blaine coached both teams with the assistance of his wife, Juanita. Lometa Odom was the star for the Dimmitt girls. Blaine, who also coached the football team to the district title that year, said Odom got 190 of 194 tip-offs as a senior and made only five bad passes all season. "Why, I've had some boys make five bad passes before they could get out of the backcourt," Blaine said.
Lometa Odom was one of the most dominating basketball players of her era.
Odom graduated from Dimmitt High School in 1952, then played for the Flying Queens at Wayland Baptist College.
In four seasons at Dimmitt, Odom scored 4,022 points – averaging 41 points a game. Odom helped Wayland post a sparkling record of 115-5. They won three national AAU titles and maintained a 131 game winning streak. Odom earned AAU All-American honors four times and still ranks No. 9 on the all-time Flying Queens scoring list with 1,614 points.
Odom is a member of the Helms Foundation Hall of Honor, the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
In 1992, she was the first class inducted to the Wayland Athletic Hall of Honor; she was named among the top 100 Sports Legends of the Panhandle in 2000.
Odom coached at Gruver, Spearman, White Deer, and Coronado Junior High where she led teams to district championships and titles.
Lometa Odom retired in 1993.