It was a rough week for area boys basketball teams that are ranked.
Shawnee lost its third straight game when Ada came from behind to beat them Friday. That loss dropped them out of the 6A rankings. They also lost their first game of the KSA Events Classic at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., Monday to fall to 1-4 on the year.
Dale lost to 2A No. 7 Christian Heritage Friday to fall to 4-6. The Pirates dropped to No. 12 in the 2A rankings. They have six losses – all to top-ten teams. Dale plays a tough schedule. They also have two wins against Top 20 teams and beat Bethel who won their own tournament.
Seminole improved to 5-1 with a win over Byng after losing to Chandler last week. The Chieftains improved to No. 14 in Class 4A this week. They host 4A No. 15 Ada Tuesday night in a big finish to the first semester.
Earlsboro wrapped up its first portion of the season with a win over Macomb. The 11-0 Wildcats are No. 1 in Class B and looking ahead, they will be favored to win most of their games easily.
On the girls’ side, things went a little bit better last week.
Shawnee clobbered 5A No. 8 Carl Albert and beat a good 4A Ada team. They were rewarded with a jump from No. 18 to No. 16 in 6A. They will play in the Duncan tournament next week. Their first game will be against 4A Harding Charter.
Prague jumped from No. 6 to No. 3 in 3A this week. The Lady Red Devils received five of 47 first place votes after beating Bridge Creek, Comanche and 5A No. 5 Woodward to win their own tournament.
Prague is 6-0 and they get back to work Jan. 2 at McLoud before heading to the Ripley Tournament.
Dale’s Lady Pirates lost for the first time this season in a loss on the road to No. 1 Christian Heritage. The loss only dropped Dale from No. 2 to No. 3 in Class 2A. Cashion is still undefeated and moved into the No. 2 spot. The Lady Pirates received eight first place votes.
Asher is the only other girls team in the area that is ranked. The Lady Indians fell to No. 12 this week. Asher lost to 2A No. 9 Vanoss, 2A Allen and Class B No. 9 Calvin and No. 2 Varnum to fall to 5-6 on the season.