After a break of nearly a month, the Woodward Boomers return to the basketball floor for a flurry of games over the next couple of weeks.

Woodward hosts Anadarko tonight in the first of nine games over the next 15 days.

The girls tip off at 6:30 p.m. and the boys at approximately 8 p.m.

On Saturday the Boomers travel to Clinton, then go to Weatherford on Tuesday, the Newcastle Tournament Thursday through Saturday, then three games the next week - at Elk City and Alva and home against Cache.

The is the first meeting of the year between the Boomers and Anadarko, both members of the newly-formed Western Conference.

Woodward, ranked 15th in the okrankings poll, brings a 6-2 record into the game and a perfect 3-0 in conference play. Anadarko is 4-5 after beating the Oklahoma City Knights home school team earlier this week.

Seth Heckart leads the Boomers with 21 points and 6.6 rebounds a game while Casey Covalt averages 13.9 points and 4.4 boards. Chaunce Carrico averages 6.8 points and 5 rebounds.

Offensively, the Boomers are averaging 60.4 points a game.

On the girls side, the Boomers face the first of four consecutive highly ranked opponents.

Anadarko is 10-3 this season and ranked fifth or higher in virtually every poll in the state.

The Lady Warriors have a new coach, but also returned five starters plus a lot of depth. They are expected to contend for the state championship.

Woodward is 2-6 this season with the victories coming over Oklahoma City Douglas and Alva.

The area schedule tonight is pretty full and includes Beaver at Forgan, Texhoma at Turpin, Laverne at Hooker, Arnett at Buffalo, Seiling at Cherokee, Leedey at Fargo, Waynoka at Fort Supply, Sharon-Mutual at Cheyenne-Reydon, Shattuck at Gage, Hammon at Meritt, Okeene at Ringwood and Sentinel at Taloga.

Game time at all sites is 6:30 p.m. with the girls game first.

Fargo’s boys are ranked 9th in okrankings and hoping to move into the top 8 before area playoff assignments are announced next week. Fargo is also looking to stay unbeaten in the 270 Conference.

In addition, it is homecoming night in Fargo with the coronation ceremonies at 6 p.m.

The Beaver-Forgan girls game features two solid teams. Beaver took Forgan to the wire in the Oil Center Classic last week, losing 40-39 in the semifinals.

In Turpin, the Cardinal boys will try and duplicate their December win over Texhoma. The game could have seeding implications at playoff time.

Fort Supply’s boys have won three of their last four games while Waynoka is trying to bounce back from some tough outings recently.

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