The Seminole Chieftains and Prague Lady Red Devils will play the first of their state tournament games Thursday as they seek out the gold globe trophy.
The No. 3 in Class 3A Prague girls will be first up as they challenge No. 11 Kingston at Edmond Santa Fe at 2 p.m.
The 24-3 Red Devils have head a powerful season, winning two tournaments at home and dropping the Ripley Tournament championship to Kiefer, 45-40. The girls won the regional title with a 56-55 win over No. 14 Mount St. Mary and lost their area opener to No. 5 Hartshorne 54-35. They rebounded with a 47-35 win over unranked Hugo to win out in consolation.
The No. 15 in Class 4A Chieftains are better on paper than their unranked Daniel Webster counterparts, but all bets are off at the state tournament. Daniel Webster (16-10) is no slouch and has gone lossless in their playoff run that includes upsets over No. 10 Catoosa (75-64), No. 5 Victory Christian (54-48) and a 70-69 area title win over No. 3 Fort Gibson.
The 21-5 Chieftains won their regional with a big 64-43 win over Broken Bow before being bested by No. 9 Roland, 60-55 in the first game of the area tournament. They held off No. 14 Jay 53-50 to win the consolation round and move on to state.
Seminole and Daniel Webster tip off at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Deer Creek.