There are 21 area basketball teams still alive for the next weekend of postseason play.
In Class A, the Morrison boys will face Beaver on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Chisholm Trail Expo in the loser’s bracket. The Wildcats lost a double overtime game to Cheyenne, 53-52, in a regional championship on Saturday.
The No. 3 Frontier boys suffered a 58-55 loss to Weleetka in the regional finals and will face Calumet in the losers bracket of the area tournament on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Sapulpa. Also playing Thursday in the loser’s bracket in Sapulpa will be the Glencoe boys, who lost to No. 5 Hydro-Eakly 48-40 in the regional finals and will face Kiefer at 3 p.m.
The Frontier girls continued to roll through the playoffs with a 74-19 win over Oaks on Saturday to win a regional championship. The Lady Mustangs, who have an average margin of victory of 49 points in the playoffs, will play Calumet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in Sapulpa with the winner advancing to state.
The Agra girls had to work their way all the way through the loser’s bracket at regionals but still advanced to the area tournament thanks to a 53-48 win over Southwest Covenant on Saturday. Agra will face Oaks at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in Sapulpa.
In Class B, the Mulhall-Orlando boys lost to Medford 48-40 in the regional championship and will face Midway at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Cushing.
Meanwhile, the M-O girls topped Deer Creek-Lamont 36-16 on Saturday to make the deepest playoff run in school history. Libby Cyphers led the Lady Panthers with a game-high 13 points, while Heather McNeil recorded 11 points. The Lady Panthers will face Timberlake Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Cushing with the winner punching their ticket to the state tournament.
The Coyle boys, who lost in the semifinals of the regional winner’s bracket, stayed alive in the postseason with back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday — a 44-41 victory over Mason. The Bluejackets will face Timberlake in an area matchup Thursday at 3 p.m. in Cushing.
The Coyle girls, who also lost in the semifinals of the regional winner’s bracket, still have a chance to advance to state thanks to back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday — including a 38-28 win over Butner on Saturday — and will play Bluejacket on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Cushing.
In Class 2A, the Ripley boys won a low-scoring game against Newkirk, 31-29, to advance to the winner’s bracket of the regional tournament where they will face Tonkawa at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The Yale boys suffered a 55-50 loss to Tonkawa on Saturday and will have to face Newkirk Thursday at 3 p.m. in Tonkawa.
The Yale girls also lost to Tonkawa, 64-46, on Saturday and will face the Ripley girls, who lost to Newkirk 35-27 on Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in Tonkawa.
The Pawnee boys will face Gore in Mounds at 8 p.m. on Thursday after beating Mounds 74-46 on Saturday. The Pawnee girls also won on Saturday — a 59-30 victory over Drumright — and will face Wewoka on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Mounds.
In Class 3A, Perkins-Tryon swept Perry in the district finals. The P-T boys beat Perry 34-31 to advance to the winner’s bracket of the regional tournament where the Demons will face Oklahoma Christian School Thursday at 8 p.m. in Perkins — while Perry will face Chisholm at 3 p.m. Thursday in Perkins.
The Perkins-Tryon girls had no troubles with Perry as the Lady Demons won 53-15 on Saturday and will next face Oklahoma Christian School Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Perkins. Meanwhile, the Lady Maroons will face Chisholm in the loser’s bracket at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Perkins.
In Class 4A, the Cushing boys fell to McLain 57-46 on Saturday and will face Mannford on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Mannford in the loser’s bracket of the regional tournament.
The Cushing girls, on the other hand, cruised past McLain 62-16 on Saturday to advance to the winner’s bracket of regionals, where they will face Berryhill on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Mannford.