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Pawhuska advances to regionals, Woodland and Hominy fall

Pawhuska Huskies play Sperry and the Lady Huskies play Verdigris. Both teams play Thursday in Verdigris
Pawhuska Lady Huskie Katie Malone, Osage, brings up the basketball during a game against Hominy. Osage News File Photo

It was quite the weekend for six local girls and boy’s basketball teams in Osage County.

Four teams, the Woodland girls and boys team and the Hominy girls and boys team ended their seasons in the district play, after losing in the first or second round of the post season. Moving on was both the Pawhuska boys and girls teams who both play in Verdigris Thursday.

Class A

In the smaller schools Class A girls team, the Woodland Lady Cougars, entered the district game 6-13 and defeated Barnsdall 54-46 to move onto the district championship game with Copan.

Woodland wasn’t able to get past Copan and loss 73-32. Because Woodland is a three-team district, where the district runner-up and champion both qualify to play in the regional tournament, they moved on as the runner-up team and met Morrison in the losers bracket.

Morrison defeated Woodland 61-47 and Woodland wrapped up their season as regional qualifiers and 7-15 overall.

The Woodland Cougars boy’s team were given a bye and advanced to the district championship game where they met Barnsdall.

Barnsdall defeated Woodland 48-41 for the district title.

As runner-ups for their district Woodland qualified for the regional tournament where they traveled to Morrison and met Pond Creek-Hunter and loss in a nail-biting match up, 46-45.

The Woodland Cougars record wasn’t available at okrankings.com and Woodland coach Brady Goad did not return messages left by the Osage News.

Class 2A

The Hominy Lady Bucks knew they had to show up prepared when they met Top 15 team Ripley for the first round of the district tournament.

They entered the post season with a record of 8-13 overall but Ripley was a little more loaded than Hominy. The Buck’s road to the state tournament was cut short as Ripley defeated Hominy 56-21.

The Lady Bucks are also in a three-team district and needed the win to qualify for the regional tournament.

The boys had a similar story.

The Bucks met Newkirk in the first round of the district tournament and loss 64-46.

Hominy needed a win to advance to the regional tournament.

Class 3A

The Pawhuska Lady Huskies cruised past Inola 50-21. They entered the district game held at Inola with a 15-6 overall record but the win gives them a 16-6 record.

Pawhuska will travel to Verdigris Thursday for the first round of the regional tournament where they play Verdigris.

Verdigris is ranked No. 10 in Class 3A. The Lady Cardinals defeated Sperry last weekend to advance to the regional tournament. They are 18-5 overall.

The Pawhuska boys team lost to Inola 62-55. Pawhuska is in a two-team district where both the runner-up and winner qualify for the regional tournament.

Pawhuska advanced to the loser’s bracket of the regional tournament and will travel to Verdigris where they play Sperry at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Sperry is unranked and is 6-15 overall in 3A.