Fort Gibson, which has made 21 state tournament appearances, was in a unique position -- underdog.
Anakarko and Classen SAS have been ranked 1-2 foir most of the past two years.
Caylen Goff-Brown led Central (3-11) as he scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, including the tiebreaking free throw with 10.8 seconds left. In the girls game, Montay Davis scored 16 to lead the Lady Braves, who won in the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
The 56th annual event is scheduled Dec. 28-30 at the BOK Center.
First-round times for the Class 6A-5A-4A-3A-2A state basketball tournaments as announced by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association:
Anadarko (26-1) 3:30 p.m. Thursday Newcastle (18-9) W’therford (24-3) 8:30 p.m. Thursday Grove (23-3) Victory Chr. (21-4) 7 p.m. Thursday Fort…
“This is the game we wanted,” Classen SAS coach Jim Perinovic said after the Jenks/Union Invitational title game.
Armani Reed scored with 31 seconds left to put No. 1 Booker T. Washington to stay in a 61-58 win over No. 5 Edmond North.
WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
Week 3 Schedule
The Comets also defeated the Hornets in December on the way to winning the Sapulpa Holiday Classic.
The Clss 6A No. 15 Hornets (11-4) avenged an earlier loss to the No. 7 Redskins (12-4) and advanced to play 4A No. 3 Classen SAS (18-1) in the championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday in Jenks’ Frank Herald Fieldhouse.
Booker T. Washington (5-3) and Muskogee (2-6) will play at 1 p.m. Saturday for third place.