SPERRY ó For the fifth time in seven years, Miamiís boys will go up against Bristow at some point in the Sperry Invitational Tournament.
The Dogs and Pirates, both embarking on rebuilding projects, square off at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a first-round clash.
Miamiís girls also play Bristow at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
This will be the fifth time in six years the boysí teams have squared off. They met in the finals three of the first four years, including 2006 ó when the Pirates rolled to a 59-31 victory.
The only time they didnít play was in 2005.
The Pirates pinned the first loss of the season on the Wardogs last year, squeezing out a 34-32 decision.
Miami led 34-29 with 4:14 remaining, but went scoreless the rest of the way. A field goal attempt by Michael Anderson that would have tied the game with 18 seconds remaining rimmed out and Bristow got the rebound.
The Wardogs opened their season last Tuesday with an impressive 61-46 romp over Jay.
There were eight lead changes in the first quarter and the Dogs trailed 35-29 a minute into the third period.
A 15-4 run the rest of the way gave Miami a 44-39 lead heading into the final stanza. It outscored Jay 17-7 over the last eight minutes to nail down the win.
James Pickens had 15 points while Trent Turner added 12 and Tony Rodriguez and Casey Hunter chipped in with 11 each for Miami.
The Pirates slipped to 0-2 with a 62-33 loss to Collinsville on Friday. They had opened the season with a 54-40 loss to Cleveland.
Miamiís girls are 1-1 following a 60-53 loss to Jay last Tuesday. That countered a 45-28 romp over Rogers (Ark.) Heritage in the season opener.
The Lady Wardogs were down 32-24 at the half but shaved that back to three heading into the fourth quarter.
Miami took a 49-47 lead with 3:11, but didnít score again until there were 48 seconds left.
Three players are scoring in double figures for Miami ó Katie Osborn at 12.5, Bekah Stewart at 11.0 and Makayla Vail at 10.0.
Other schools entered in the tournament include Berryhill, Tulsa Holland Hall, Barnsdall, Collinsville, Pawhuska and Sperry.