By Zach Maxwell
February 18, 2014
All post-season high school basketball brackets and pairings have been released by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
Class A and B playoffs are already underway and will resume on Thursday. For local Class A and B playoff coverage, please see related stories in this issue of Durant Daily Democrat Sports.
Here is a run-down of the newly-released Class 2A, 3A and 5A high school basketball playoff match-ups for Durant area schools. (This region has no schools in Class 4A or 6A.)
Class 2A Girls District Pairings
Friday, Feb. 21 - 6:30 p.m.: Silo at Wayne. This three-team district includes three girls teams who do not appear in the top 20 of Class 2A. Amber-Pocasset has earned the bye and will play the Silo-Wayne winner on Saturday in Wayne.
Friday, Feb. 21 - 6:30 p.m.: Tushka at Wilson. Again, all three teams in District 8 are unranked. Winner between Tushka and Wilson faces Ringling on Saturday (in Wilson).
Saturday, Feb. 22 - 6:30 p.m.: Colbert at Wright City. The unranked Lady Leopards will take on the 15th-ranked LadyJax (19-4) in a one-game district championship. Both teams advance to regionals, which will be hosted in Colbert on Feb. 27.
Saturday, Feb. 22 - 6:30 p.m.: Calera has earned a bye and will await the winner between Fort Towson and Haworth. The game will be held in Fort Towson, which is close to middle ground between Calera and Haworth.
Class 2A Boys District Pairings
Friday, Feb. 21 - 8 p.m.: Calera at Fort Towson. Both teams have reached double digits in the win column, so the outcome is anybody’s guess. The bad news: Winner plays No. 4 Haworth (22-3) in the district final on Saturday.
Saturday, Feb. 22 - 8 p.m.: Colbert at Wright City. Both teams do not appear in the top 20 but this is a district final so both will advance to regionals in Colbert next week.
Saturday, Feb. 22 - 8 p.m.: Tushka (No. 15 at 21-3) has earned a bye and awaits the winner between Wilson and Ringling. The game will be held in Wilson.
Class 3A Girls District Pairings
Friday, Feb. 21 - 6:30 p.m.: Marietta at Kingston. Both teams advance to regionals which will be held next week in Kingston.
Saturday, Feb. 22 - 6:30 p.m.: Valliant at (8) Hugo; Coalgate at (17) Atoka.
Class 3A Boys District Pairings
Friday, Feb. 21 - 8 p.m.: Marietta at (16) Kingston. Both teams advance to regionals which will be held next week in Kingston.
Saturday, Feb. 22 - 8 p.m.: Valliant at (17) Hugo; Coalgate at (8) Atoka.
Class 5A Regional Pairings
Feb. 27 (Thursday) - 8 p.m.: Durant girls at (3) Deer Creek in Edmond. The Lady Lions must win to advance.
Feb. 28 (Friday) - 6:30 p.m.: (19) Durant boys vs. (18) Edison Prep. The game will be held at Memorial High School in Tulsa.
For complete statewide brackets and pairings, please visit www.ossaa.com.