Woodward, Okla. —
Local and area basketball teams begin tournament play today.
The Boomers head to the Oklahoma City metro area for the Newcastle Tournament while the big event in the area is the 51st Buffalo Invitational Tournament.
At Newcastle, both Woodward teams play Ada in the opening round with the girls starting at 1:40 p.m. and the boys at approximately 3 p.m.
Both are in for tough challenges.
Woodward's boys, 6-8, will try to snap a 3-game losing streak against an athletic Cougar team that is 8-6.
Three of the Cougars' losses were to highly regarded Tecumseh. The Cougars a 2-3 in their last 5 games with the wins coming over Durant and McAlester.
The only common foe so far is Harrah. Ada lost by 10 to the Panthers while the Boomers lost by one back in December.
Woodward's girls have lost 4 straight and will try to change those fortunes against a 9-5 Ada squad ranked 19th in Class 4A.
Ada's best win to date has been over McAlester, ranked in the top 20 in Class 5A.
The boys field in Buffalo is a strong one.
No. 1-ranked Forgan (Class B) headlines the field along with Class B No. 4 Fargo and Class A No. 9 Laverne.
If form holds, Fargo and Laverne will meet in one semifinal with Forgan facing the Shattuck-Beaver winner in the second one. Forgan has won 11 in a row while Fargo has won 8 of 9 with the only loss to Forgan and Laverne has won 9 straight.
Shattuck and Forgan are the top 2 seeds on the girls side.
Girls: 11 a.m., Westmoore vs. Washington; 1:40 p.m., Ada vs. Woodward; 4 p.m., Bethel vs. Blanchard; 7 p.m., Newcastle vs. Noble.
Boys: 12:20 p.m., Westmoore vs. Washington; 3 p.m., Ada vs. Woodward; 5:40 p.m., Blanchard vs. Bethel; 8:20 p.m., Newcastle vs. Noble.
Girls: Forgan vs. Gage, 11 a.m.; Fargo vs. Laverne, 1:30 p.m.; Shattuck vs. Fort Supply, 4 p.m.; Buffalo vs. Beaver, 6:30 p.m.
Boys: Forgan vs. Woodward JV, 12;15 p.m.; Laverne vs. Fort Supply, 2:45 p.m.; Shattuck vs. Beaver, 5:15 p.m.; Fargo vs. Buffalo, 7:45 p.m.
Bi-County at Elk City
Girls: Merritt vs. Erick, 10 a.m.; Seiling vs. Arnett, 1 p.m.; Hammon vs. Duke, 4 p.m.; Cheyenne vs. Canton, 7 p.m.
Boys: Arnett vs. Erick, 11:30 a.m.; Seiling vs. Hammon, 2:30 p.m.; Merritt vs. Duke, 5:30 p.m.; Cheyenne vs. Canton, 8:30 p.m.
Girls: Alva vs. Piedmont JV, 11 a.m.; Geary vs. Fairview, 1:40 p.m.; Hennessey vs. OBA, 4:20 p.m.; Okeene vs. Vici, 7 p.m.
Boys: Alva vs. Piedmont JV, 12:20 p.m.; Fairview vs. Geary, 3 p.m.; Hennessey vs. Vici, 5:40 p.m.; Okeene vs. OBA, 8:20 p.m.
Girls: Hooker vs. Hardesty, 11 a.m.; Boise City vs. Goodwell, 1:30 p.m.; Balko vs. Turpin, 4 p.m.; Texhoma vs. Tyrone, 6:30 p.m.
Boys: Hooker vs. Hardesty, 12:15 p.m.; Turpin vs. Goodwell, 2:45 p.m., Tyrone vs. Balko, 5:15 p.m.; Texhoma vs. Boise City, 7:45 p.m.
Area summaries from Tuesday
High school girls
Seiling 52, Hammon 49
Hammon - Walker 16, Burch 14, Highwalker 11, Barrios 4, C. Walker 2, Keahey 2.
Seiling - Tate 21, Livingston 11, Pethoud 8, Nelson 8, Martin 4
Timberlake 34, Mooreland 27 (overtime)
Timberlake - LeForce 4, Parker 12, Severin 5, Castle 7, Clift 6.
Mooreland - Wilson 5, Myers 10, Stubbs 12
High School Boys
Seiling 76, Hammon 45
Hammon - Trout 10, Ivy 8, Corff 5, Carpenter 5, Teel 7, Miller 6, Clay Teel 4
Seiling - Tune 17, Harris 12, Sander 12, Shuck 8, Young 7, Nyberg 7, Spurlock 6, Holsapple 4, Daugherty 3.
Mooreland 91, Timberlake 30
Mooreland - Brawner 9, Murray 24, Peach 23, Hensley 13, Svejkvosky 6, Miller 2, Varela 6, Hepner 9.