MIAMI — Miami marks homecoming Friday night when it hosts Jay in Verdigris Valley Conference basketball action.

An assembly to introduce candidates will be at 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon with coronation ceremonies at 6 p.m.

The boys’ game will be played at 6:30 p.m.

Miami’s boys saw a four-game winning streak against Vinita snapped Tuesday night when the Wardogs suffered a 54-45 loss.

Jay, ranked 18th in the most recent Class 4A poll, bumped its record to 11-3 with a 54-40 win over Claremore Sequoyah.

The Bulldogs opened the season with a 59-48 win over Miami.

“They have a veteran team that is very athletic,” Miami boys coach Rusty Mercer said. “They have two guys in (Daylon) Simpson and (Garrett) Sweeney that are explosive scorers.”

The Bulldogs’ losses were to 3A No. 9 Adair, 3A No. 4 Verdigris and Redemption Christian Homeschool Academy of Houston in the finals of the Jay Tri-State Classic last Saturday.

“This would be one of their better teams in a while,” Mercer said.

Miami’s girls look to end a nine game losing streak when they face the 6-6 Lady Bulldogs.

The MHS girls suffered their 27th straight loss to Vinita Tuesday night when the Lady Hornets rolled 80-25.

Twelve players scored as Vinita ran its winning streak against Miami to 27 Tuesday night.

Jay has won three of its last four games, the lone setback against 3A No. 8 Kansas in the Tri-State Classic finals.

“They are a well coached team,” Miami girls coach Chuck Preaus said. “If we reduce our errors and play with great effort, we can win.”

Miami travels to Oologah Tuesday night.