McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

February 7, 2012

Schools to start high school basketball district playoffs

McAlester's schedule not released

By John Yates
Special Correspondent

McALESTER — Districts have been set by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association for the approaching high school basketball playoffs in classes B through 4A, which includes several area schools.

In Class B girls action at Coleman, the Pittsburg Lady Panthers have a first-round bye and play the winner of Coleman vs. Wapanucka at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Both the winner and the runner-up in that game will advance to regional playoff action next week. On the Class B boys side, the Panthers play Wapanucka at Coleman on Friday at 8 p.m.

There will be Class A playoff action at Kiowa this week. The host Cowgirls have a bye and will play the Boswell-Keota winner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Both the winner and runner-up in that game go on to the regionals. Kiowa’s Cowboys play Keota Friday at 8 p.m., also at Kiowa.

Class A girls action for the Indianola Warriorettes have them playing Wetumka on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Stonewall. Indianola’s boys will have Class A district playoff action Friday at Stonewall against Wetumka at 8 p.m.

Class A action for the Stuart Hornets boys team has them with a bye in the first round. They will play Saturday at 8 p.m. at Webbers Falls against the winner of Webbers Falls vs. Gans. Both the winner and runner-up from that game will advance to regionals. Lady Hornets Class A playoff action for Stuart’s girls begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. against Webbers Falls at Webbers Falls.

Final brackets had not been released by the OSSAA for classes 2A, 3A and 4A, but they typically begin district playoffs a week after classes A and B.

In 5A and 6A, which begins with regionals and includes McAlester, brackets have not been released. Playoff action will begin Feb. 23 through 25.

John Yates is the news director at McAlester Radio.

Contact him at valstarr_hawkwind@yahoo.com.