Several tournaments will kick off around the state today including the Deer Creek Bruce Gray Invitational, which features some of the tops state’s top teams.
While the No. 1-ranked Santa Fe boys will be competing in the Jenks Invitational.
“It’s a great tournament from top to bottom,” Santa Fe head coach Shawn Schenk said. “Any tournament that features Jenks against B.T. Washington in the first round is a great tournament. We will need to be at our best to come out of it unscathed.”
The tournament includes No. 1 Santa Fe, No. 10 Jenks, No. 12 Union, Class 5A’s No. 4 East Central, No. 5 Tulsa Washington No. 13 Bishop Kelley and unranked Stillwater.
The Wolves (10-0) will face OKC Northeast at 5:30 p.m. today.
“If we get past Northeast it’s going to be tough in the second round against either Tulsa Washington or Jenks. This tournament is loaded,” Schenk said.
The Bruce Gray Invitational has the potential for a showdown between Deer Creek and Bishop McGuinness in the girls final. But there is undoubtedly some tough competition along the way.
The No. 8-ranked Lady Antlers face Enid in the first round, and would face the winner of Star Spencer vs. Oklahoma Christian School in the second round, should they get by the Lady Pacers.
No. 6-ranked McGuinness would have to get past P.C. West and the winner of P.C. North vs. Western Heights.
Tipoff for the Deer Creek vs. Enid game is 7 p.m. tonight, while OCS will take on Star Spencer at 1.
The boys bracket looks to be exciting, as it features No. 2-ranked Star Spencer vs. Mustang, No. 13 P.C. North against Oklahoma Christian School, No. 11 Enid vs. No. 8 Capitol Hill, and Deer Creek vs. No. 6 Western Heights, in the opening round.
The Antlers, who have been up and down all season, play the Jets at 8:30 p.m. in the nightcap.