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The Moore Lady Lions will take their No. 1 ranking into a new setting this weekend. Moore will compete in the Hall of Fame Tournament at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City Friday and Saturday.

"This is a new tourney for us," MHS coach Robert Wakefield said. "So we will try it out."

The Lions' first game is at 11:20 a.m. Friday against Hugo before facing Frederick at 2 p.m. Saturday they will take on Anadarko at 3 p.m. and the winner of Pool 4 at 6 p.m.

There are 32 teams that make up four pools in the tournament.

Along with their game against Norman North this Tuesday, the Hall Of Fame tourney will be the Lions first games since March 13. Until this week they did not have a single practice or game. Giving his team that many days off also is new for Wakefield./

"A lot of these girls have not had a break since fastpitch season," Wakefield said. "Especially the ones that play basketball. We are going to see how it works."

Despite the lengthy layoff, Wakefield is not worried about rust in his players.

"A lot of these girls play fastpitch and slowpitch," Wakefield said. "Hopefully they have been conditioned and know what it takes to stay in shape. "

This week should get Moore ready for an upcoming schedule that will be a test for the state's top-ranked team. They will face defending champion and crosstown rival Westmoore Monday before taking on Noble, Norman, McLoud and competing in the Norman North Tournament.

"We have a five-week stretch where we play a lot of games in a short period of time," Wakefield said. "Big game with Westmoore Monday."

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