Southmoore (19-4) takes on Putnam City West (3-20) at 8 p.m. at SMH.
Tough draw for Lexington: A 16-7 record and a decisive district victory over Riverside have excitement high at Lexington, where the Bulldogs will host Class 3A regionals this weekend for both the boys and the girls.
But while the boys face a tough but winnable game against Sulphur, the pairings weren’t as kind to the girls, who will host a top-ranked and undefeated Sulphur squad at 6:30 tonight.
The two teams met early in the year, with Sulphur coming away with a 53-29 victory on its home court. A lot has changed since then, with the Bulldogs getting hot late in the season and now riding a six-game winning streak into the matchup. And, while Lexington will have its home crowd behind it, it’s still an uphill battle.
If Lexington can pull off the upset, the Bulldogs are guaranteed to advance to the area tournament. If they lose their next game would be played at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sulphur against the winner of Holdenville-Valliant.
Freshmen lead way for Jags: When the Westmoore girls basketball team takes the court Thursday, it will be one of the youngest teams in the 6A postseason. The Jags have relied on their all-freshmen back court of Ashley Gomez and Sydney Chastain throughout the season and coach Andrea Guziec doesn’t see that changing.
“They have never given up, regardless of how tough a game has been or if they are struggling personally,” Guziec said. “That is really the best thing I could ask for. They both have asked to take films home so they can watch and learn … even more than we are able to do together as a team. They love to win and try hard every day to get better to help their team do just that.”
Westmoore (8-13) faces No. 10 Putnam City (15-8) today in the first round of the regional tournament at PCO.