WYANDOTTE — The Wyandotte boys have a “pretty tough draw” in its Class 2A regional tournament bracket.
The 18th-ranked Bears (18-4) open post-season play Saturday, Feb. 17, at Oklahoma Union in Area II District 6, then could run up against Nowata in regional play the following week at Nowata.
“It’s a pretty tough draw,” Wyandotte coach J.K. Wayne said.
A 93-61 loss to Nowata in the Boys Blue bracket semifinals at the NEO Tournament is one of the Bears’ four losses on the season.
The others were to Gravette (18-6), the No. 2 seed the Arkansas District 4A-1 playoff, in the Adair Invitational semifinals; Oklahoma 2A No. 4 Ketchum earlier this month, and 66-64 to Chouteau on Saturday, Feb. 9.
They wrapped up the regular season at home with Fairland on Monday, Feb. 12.
“If we keep playing like we have get better every night, we will see what happens,” Wayne said.
The Bears are averaging 69.2 points per game and have allowed 43.6.
“It’s going to take both of those to get through this,” Wayne said. “We just have to keep playing like we’ve been playing and knock down the shots we’ve been knocking down for three months then see what happens.”
Wyandotte will face either Quapaw (8-12) or Oklahoma Union (13-7) in the district championship game on Saturday, Feb. 17.
Those two play in Friday night’s elimination game.
In the District 3 tournament at Chouteau, both Afton teams face Chelsea in loser out games Friday night.
At Kiefer in District 5 play, both Commerce teams have been paired against Haskell in the first round.
And in District 8 competition at Ketchum, it will be the Fairland girls vs. Ketchum at 6:30 p.m. and the Fairland boys tackle Porter at 8 p.m
Kiefer’s girls (20-0) are ranked fifth in 2A, Oklahoma Union (17-3) is 14th and Chouteau (16-5) is ranked 16th.
All four districts will wrap up Saturday, Feb. 17.