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Rams ready for basketball regionals, state wrestling tournament

Rams ready for basketball regionals, state wrestling tournament

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After being shut down recently by weather for almost two weeks, a busy week is ahead for Owasso High School athletics.

Owasso (14-2) will host Booker T. Washington (2-8) in the Class 6A boys basketball regionals at 8 p.m. Friday. The Rams won 62-49 on Feb. 5 at Washington. The visiting Hornets were the most recent 6A state champion in 2019.

Muskogee (10-3) will meet Bixby (10-5) in the regional opener at 6 p.m., with the winners playing for the regional title at 7 p.m. Saturday at Owasso. Muskogee handed Owasso an 83-76 loss on Jan. 29.

In a girls regional Thursday, Owasso (4-14) will visit No. 7 Midwest City (13-6) at 8 p.m. The winner will face the B.T. Washington (10-6)/Stillwater (7-8) winner at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Midwest City.

On Saturday, the Rams will compete in the 6A state wrestling tournament at Oklahoma City’s State Fair Arena.

This year’s 6A tournament will be held only on Saturday, instead of taking place over two days. Wrestle-in matches start at 10 a.m., followed by quarterfinals at 11 a.m., semifinals at 1 p.m., consolation semifinals at 3 p.m., and finals at 7:30 p.m. Also on Saturday is the 3A tournament. The 5A and 4A state tournaments will be on Friday.

Owasso’s Zeke Wheeler qualified for state at 120 pounds with a third-place finish in the regional last Saturday at Broken Arrow. He captured third with a 12-2 major decision over Edmond Deer Creek’s Michael Fredrickson. Wheeler lost to Stillwater’s Cael Hughes when he was pinned at 4:34.

At 106 pounds, Owasso’s Bryson Humphries won fifth place with a 7-4 decision over Westmoore’s Gannon Morales.

And the Rams’ baseball season will start with a two-game series against Jenks on March 1-2 with Owasso visiting the Trojans on Monday and the series finishing Tuesday at Owasso. Both games will start at 5 p.m.

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