Winter weather leads to high school basketball tournament postponements
BY MIKE BROWN World Sports Writer
Friday, February 22, 2013
2/22/13 at 5:49 AM
Wintry weather conditions played havoc with a portion of Thursday's high school basketball postseason schedule, mainly affecting travel for schools in the northern part of the state.
The Class 6A girls regional tournament at Booker T. Washington was among the sites postponing first-round action.
Tournament games at Berryhill, Verdigris, Cleveland, Beggs, Perkins and the Muskogee Civic Center also were postponed until Friday, along with a smattering of other sites around the state.
First-round games at Booker T. Washington were put off because of travel concerns for the Enid Pacers, who faced a nearly two-hour trip. The No. 7 Pacers will play Mustang at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and the No. 7 Hornets will play Ponca City at 8 p.m. Winners advance to the regional final at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
First-round boys and girls games at Berryhill, Verdigris, Cleveland, Beggs, Perkins and the Muskogee Civic Center were pushed back to Friday at the previously scheduled times of 1:30, 3, 6:30 and 8 p.m. at each site.
The three-day area tournament at Cleveland qualifies teams to the Class B state tournament, Feb. 28-March 2 in Oklahoma City. Action has been pushed back to Friday, Saturday and Monday, a spokesman said.
Verdigris is a first-day subsite of the 3A regional at the Muskogee Civic Center. Both sites pushed their first-round girls and boys games to Friday.
Berryhill is a first-day subsite of the 4A regional at Webster. First-round games at Webster were to go as planned Thursday, but subsequent action likely will be pushed Saturday and Monday, Webster athletic director Clifford Criddle said.
Beggs is a subsite of the 3A regional at Okmulgee. Games at Beggs were moved back to Friday.
Perkins is a 3A regional main site. Games were pushed back to Friday, Saturday and Monday.
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