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Class A Area Basketball Tourney is Feb. 23-24 and 26 at SWOSU

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host a Class A boys and girls area basketball tournament on Friday, Saturday and Monday (Feb. 23-24 and 26) on the Weatherford campus.

Games will be played in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.

Two boys and two girls teams from the area tournament will advance to the state tournament March 1-3 at the Oklahoma Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

Game play begins on Friday at 3:30 p.m. with the Thomas-Fay-Custer girls taking on Central (Marlow) followed by the Okarche boys facing off with Southwest Covenant at 5 p.m. Games will resume at 6:30 p.m. when the Tipton girls play Ft. Cobb-Broxton. The final game of Friday night will be between the Sterling boys and Union City at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s games at 1:30 and 3 p.m. will feature the winners of Friday’s games.

The Saturday evening games will be the winner’s brackets contests featuring Okarche vs. Vici in the girl’s game and Arapaho-Butler vs. Ft. Cobb-Broxton in the boy’s game. The girls play at 6:30 and boys at 8 p.m.

Monday’s games at 6:30 and 8 p.m. will feature the teams winning on Saturday afternoon vs. the losers of Saturday night’s games.

Cost of admission is $5. The tourney was originally scheduled for Feb. 22-24 but icy weather conditions forced the date changes.