"Gold Ball Chasin'" kicks into high gear this weekend.
Two Mayes County teams are rocking out a final weekend in Basketball at the State Tournament this week, chasing that "Gold Ball."
Locust Grove Lady Pirates upset #5 Vinita Saturday by 1 point late in the game to get their ticket punched to State this week. The Lady Pirates are headed into the Quarter finals with a record of 20-9 and unranked. Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the State Fair of Oklahoma Fairgrounds arena they will face #2 (25-1) Harrah. Harrah's single loss came from 6A #2 Choctaw early in the season. The winner of the Locust Grove/Harrah game will play the winner of Thursday's 7 p.m. Fairgrounds Arena game, Ada (#4 21-4)/Classen SAS (#3 28-2) at 4:30 Friday at the Fairgrounds Arena in the semi final game. The opposite side of the bracket includes Ft Gibson (#1 27-0) vs Newcastle (#10 20-6), Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Fairgounds and Broken Bow (#8 22-5) vs Anadarko (#6 23-4) 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fairgrounds. The winners in those two games face off at 10:30 a.m. at the Fairgrounds. Class 4A finals will be at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at the Fairgrounds.
The Adair Lady Warriors are at the State Tournament for the 12th consecutive year. Adair (#1 24-2) will face #18 (18-11) Chisholm Thursday at 7 p.m. at Carl Albert, Midwest City. The winner of Thursday's game will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the State Fair of Oklahoma Fairgrounds arena against the winner of Beggs (#6 24-3) vs Comanche (#4 25-0) which plays at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Carl Albert in the semi finals. The opposite side of the bracket features Holland Hall (#3 25-2) vs Washington (#5 22-4) playing at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carl Albert and Metro Christian (#7 24-4) vs Tahlequah Sequoyah (#2 24-3) playing at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Carl Albert. The semi final for the opposite side of the bracket featuring the winners in the Quarters will be played at noon Friday at the Fairgrounds. Class 3A finals will be played at 7:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.
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