Both Shawnee basketball teams are ranked as they get ready to host the Shawnee Invitational Tournament this week.
The Lady Wolves improved to 9-3 with wins over Piedmont and Guthrie last week. They held steady at No. 16 in 6A this week. The Lady Wolves host McAlester (6-7) Thursday at 1 p.m. A win would likely mean a rematch with El Reno Friday.
The Wolves lost to Piedmont but rebounded with a win over Guthrie to remain at No. 20 in 6A. The Wolves host No. 13 Choctaw (7-5) Thursday at 2:30. They would play No. 5 Norman North or No. 18 Stillwater Friday.
The Dale Pirates fell out of the Top 20 after a one-point loss to 2A No. 2 Latta despite beating 3A No. 6 OCS on Tuesday.
The Lady Pirates ripped OCS and Latta last week but remained No. 3 in 2A. Dale hosts Preston Tuesday before heading to the Cashion Tournament where the Lady Pirates appear to be headed to a showdown with 2A No. 2 Cashion.
In the 3A girls’ rankings, No. 2 Adair was one of two teams to beat No. 1 Sequoyah-Tahlequah last week. Adair took over the top spot but Prague wasn’t able to jump Sequoyah and remained at the No. 3 spot in 3A. The Lady Red Devils host the Route 66 Conference Tournament this week. They open play at 6:30 Tuesday against Seminole.
Asher’s girls dropped out of the Class B rankings this week. The Lady Indians are in tournament play at North Rock Creek this week.
Also in that tournament is Class B’s No. 1 boys team, Earlsboro. The Wildcats are 17-0 and earned 47 of 61 first-place votes.
Seminole’s boys start Conference Tournament play this week as the No. 14 team in Class 4A. The 9-2 Chieftains play at 5:20 Tuesday against Holdenville. A win would likely mean a semifinal game against the red hot Prague Red Devils who are hosting this year’s tournament.
Maud’s Lady Tigers are still unranked in Class A despite an 11-3 record. They are competing in the Bowlegs Tournament this week. They have won two tournaments already this year.
Tecumseh’s Savages are still unranked in 4A with an 8-5 record. They have recent wins over Harrah and OCS. The Savages host 3A No. 3 Mount St. Mary Tuesday night with another chance to prove they belong among the best. After Tuesday’s games, Tecumseh heads to the Jones Tournament Thursday through Saturday.