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February 14, 2013

CCS in first OSSAA playoff

NORMAN — The playoffs begin on Friday for schools in Class 4A and lower, and Community Christian has high hopes for its first postseason as part of the OSSAA.

The Royals open at Wellston on Friday, where the girls (12-10) face Wellston (12-10) at 6:30 p.m. and the boys (17-5) square off against the Tigers (7-14) at 8 p.m.

For boys coach Culley Seymour, whose team is 17-5 but unranked in Class 2A, the district weekend offers his team a chance to prove themselves. While the Royals are the higher seed, they’ll have to face Wellston in its home gym in an elimination game. If they win, they’ll likely face Hennessey in the second round for the district title.

“Wellston will be tough and it’s their home gym,” he said. “But we feel like if we can shoot well and play solid defense we can move on and give Hennessey a run for their money.”

For the Royals to do that, they’ll have to eliminate any offensive rebounds for the opposing team, something that has been a focus for them in the last few weeks. And CCS must run. The Royals are averaging more than 60 points a game and are aiming to hit 70 to give themselves a chance to win this weekend.

“We like to push it and get easy baskets when we can,” Seymour said. “That’s something we’ll have to do.”

And, while the district tournament is the first step, the Royals have larger goals. They hope to make it out of the regional tournament and into the area rounds in their first Class 2A postseason.

“Last year at this time we were playing for the state championship and wrapping up our season,” Seymour said. “So this is all new to us and we’re just getting started in the postseason.”

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