Central Oklahoma wrestlers fourth in regional
Jordan Basks, Cory Dauphin and Chris Watson all advanced to the semifinals to lead Central Oklahoma on the first day of the NCAA Division II Central Super Regional Friday at Hamilton Field House.
The No. 4-ranked Bronchos have 45.5 points and are tied for fourth in the team standings with No. 3 St. Cloud State. No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney leads the rugged 17-team event with 61.5 points, followed by No. 15 Fort Hays State (53) and No. 8 Lindenwood (50).
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The Deer Creek girls and the Oklahoma Christian School girls hosted playoff games Thursday evening.
Norman North puts end to Lady Huskies’ season
The Edmond North Lady Huskies knew they had a tall task Thursday night in the Class 6A regional playoffs if they were going to keep their season alive.
As much strategy as the Huskies tried to use against the seventh-ranked Norman North Timberwolves — full- and half-court pressure, defense against the 3-pointer, establishing offense inside — they simply couldn’t overcome Norman North’s speed, athleticism and size.
Norman North, on its home floor, cruised to a 60-45 win to advance to Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. championship game against Lawton Eisenhower.
Santa Fe sends U.S. Grant home; Memorial, Deer Creek also take regional openers
It seems to happen every year.
The Edmond Santa Fe Lady Wolves are either the top seed in regionals or near.
Thursday night at Santa Fe High School, another lopsided victory was at hand as the Wolfpack plowed over U.S. Grant 80-8 setting up Saturday’s regional championship contest with Southmoore at 1:30 p.m. The Lady Jaguars popped Norman in the opener, 61-46.
Santa Fe blanked the Lady Generals 26-zip in the first quarter and U.S. Grant did not score until a free throw with just over five minutes to play prior to intermission. The score was 49-6 at the half with the reins pulled tight on the starting lineup.
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Edmond area regional basketball slate
at Edmond Santa Fe — U.S. Grant vs. Santa Fe 8 p.m.
at Norman North — Edmond North vs. Norman North 8 p.m.
at Broken Arrow — Edmond Memorial vs. Enid 6:30 p.m.
Bronchos hosting wrestling Super Regional
Central Oklahoma will be hosting the NCAA Division II Central Super Regional Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday at Hamilton Field House.
The No. 4-ranked and 15-time national champion Bronchos will be one of 17 teams in the two-day event that serves as a qualifying tournament for the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships.
Eight of those 17 teams are ranked in the top 20, including six in the top eight. There are 32 top-eight ranked individuals in the tournament, including five No. 1s.
Facts and figures on the tournament
What: NCAA Division II Central Super Regional Wrestling Tournament.
When: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1.
Huskies pound foes at regional; look to defend state title
The Edmond North Huskies crowned seven regional champions Saturday at Southmoore High School in the west wrestling regional along with grasping the team crown. North tallied 258 points, Edmond Memorial placed ninth with 88 and Edmond Santa Fe wound up 11th with 67 points.
North qualified nine for the state championships beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday inside State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. The championship finals will start at 5:45 p.m. Saturday following opening cermonies.
Edmond area State wrestling pairings
106: Paxton Rosen, Edmond North (19-2) vs. Cody Randall, Sand Springs (27-11); Connor Shanks, Edmond Memorial (29-9) vs. vs. Drew Wilson, Midwest City (25-4).
113: Brandon Bright, EN (16-11) vs. Daton Fix, Sand Springs (30-0).
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