Mustangs' early defense staves off late Coyle rally

Jordan Bishop/Stillwater News Press Frontier High senior Connor Norman shoots a layup on a fastbreak against Coyle on Friday. Norman led all scorers with 17 points.

It is high school playoff basketball time in Oklahoma and for small schools in Classed A and B, the full playoff brackets are out as postseason begins Friday.

Also, Classes 2A-4A have had their district assignments announced with playoff brackets to come later as postseason begins Feb. 14.

Here is the breakdown for all the teams in those classes from the News Press coverage area.

Class B

In Area I, the Mulhall-Orlando boys and coach Keith Fletcher will play Cimarron at 8 p.m. Friday at Cimarron High School. If the Panthers win, they will play Buffalo for the chance at the District 5 title. Either the district champ or runner-up will head to a regional sub-site for semifinals at Lomega High School on Feb. 14 with the regional championship being held at Pioneer-Pleasant Vale. If M-O makes the area tournament, it will head to Woodward from Feb. 21-23.

The M-O girls and coach Becki Meuten earned a bye on Friday and will play the winner of Buffalo and Cimarron for the district title at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Cimarron High. Regional and Area assignments are the same for the Lady Panthers.

In Area II, the Coyle boys and coach Josh Sumrall will play Bluejacket at 8 p.m. Friday at Covington-Douglas High School and will face the host at 8 p.m. Saturday for the District 4 title if Coyle wins its first game.

Should Coyle beat Bluejacket, it will head home to the Coyle gymnasium for regionals on Feb. 14 as either the district champ or runner-up, depending on its result with Covington-Douglas. If Coyle makes a run through regionals, the Area Tournament will be held at Pioneer Fieldhouse in Stillwater from Feb. 21-23.

The Coyle girls and coach Tom Webb will also play Bluejacket at Covington-Douglas High for a chance to face the host. Coyle will play Bluejacket at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Regional and area assignments are the same for the girls.

Class A

In Area I, the Glencoe boys and coach John Lazenby earned a bye on Friday. The Panthers will play the winner of Yale – coached by Colby Wagner – and Oklahoma Bible Academy at 8 p.m. Saturday in Glencoe for the District 6 title.

As either district champ or runner-up, Glencoe will head to regionals in Union City on Feb. 14 for a chance to head to area. The Area I Tournament will be held at the Enid Event Center from Feb. 21-23.

The Glencoe girls also earned a bye and will play the winner of the Leslea Wagner-coached Yale Lady Bulldogs and Oklahoma Bible Academy for the district title at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Glencoe.

The regional and area assignments are the same for the girls.

In Area II, the Ripley boys and coach Doug Scott will play Woodland at 8 p.m. Friday at Pond Creek-Hunter High School. If the Warriors win, they will play the host school for the District 2 title on Saturday. Ripley’s regional semifinal site will be at its home gym with the regional title in Agra on Feb. 14.

Should the Warriors go on a run through the regional tournament, it will head to area in Stroud from Feb. 21-23.

The Ripley girls, also coached by Doug Scott, earned a bye and will play the winner of Woodland and Pond Creek-Hunter at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at PC-H High School. Regional and area assignments are the same for the girls.

Also in Area II, the Frontier boys and coach Bob Weckstein earned a bye Friday and will host the winner of Welch and Wesleyan Christian at 8 p.m. Saturday in Red Rock for the District 5 title.

Frontier’s regional tournament will be held in Cleveland from Feb. 14 -16 for the chance to play in the area tournament in Stroud from Feb. 21-23.

The Frontier girls and coach Brett Tahah also have a bye and will play the winner of Welch and Wesleyan Christian at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Frontier High School. Regional and area assignments are the same for the Lady Mustangs.

Class 2A

In Area I, the Pawnee boys and coach David Page will host Mounds and Pawhuska at Pawnee High school in the District 3 tournament. The Pawnee girls and coach Tori Wilde will also host Mounds and Pawhuska. The regional sub-site is Mounds and the main site is Pioneer-Pleasant Vale High School.

Also in Area I, the Morrison boys and coach Cory Bales will head to Stroud and will play either Stroud or Hominy in the District 8 tournament. The Morrison girls and coach Hillary Patterson have the same assignment. The regional sub-site is Preston and the main site is Morrison High School.

The Area II Tournament will be at the Central National Bank Center in Enid.

Class 3A

In Area I, the Perry boys and coach Brandon Hight will head to Meeker for the District I title. The Perry girls and coach Ron Dwyer have the same assignment. The regional sub-site is at Chisholm and the main site is Jones High School.

The Area I Tournament will be at Stillwater’s Pioneer Fieldhouse.

Class 4A

In Area I, the Cushing boys and coach Jontue Ezell will host Classen School of Advanced Studies for the District 4 title. The Cushing girls and coach Brian Busby have the same assignment. The regional sub-site is Blanchard and main site is Kingfisher.

The Area I Tournament will be at Washington High School.

In Area III, the Perkins-Tryon boys and coach Norman Tippeconnie will head to John Marshall High School in Oklahoma City for the District 2 title. The P-T girls and coach Jerry Burnett have the same assignment. The regional sub-site is Harrah and the main site is Cleveland High School.

The Area III Tournament will be held at Catoosa High School.