By John Martin
Both Carl Albert boys and girls and the Del City boys will continue to enjoy home court advantage as the 2021 OSSAA Area basketball tournaments continue this weekend while the Bombers from Midwest City will only have to journey to Del City to continue their quest for a berth in the State Tournament.
A victory by the Bombers over Muskogee would set up a battle with the loser of Del City-Broken Arrow for a berth at state.
The Lady Bombers from MWC are just one win away from qualifying for state and will travel to Edmond to play No. 2 ranked Edmond North at Edmond Santa Fe.
Choctaw girls (17-2) will take a Regional championship and the No. 4 ranking into Area play at Mustang where they will face the host Lady Broncos, who are ranked No. 5 with a 19-4 record.
Choctaw boys (13-6, ranked No. 7) were dropped into consolation action by Edmond Santa Fe, but get another chance with a Friday battle against No. 19 Northwest Classen (10-6) at Santa Fe.
A victory by the Jackets would send them to thee qualifying game against the loser of Edmond North-Putnam North.
Carl Albert girls will face Lawton MacArthur (17-6. No. 7) at home at 6 p.m. Thursday while the Titan boys (No. 1, 19-4) will face Coweta (No. 13-5, No. 8) at 6 p.m. Friday. Both games are in the Titan gym.
THURSDAY’S GAMES (Girls):
Carl Albert vs Lawton Mac at Carl Albert, 6 p.m.
Midwest City vs Edmond North at Edmond Santa Fe, 6 p.m.
Choctaw vs Mustang at Mustang, 6 p.m.
Jones vs Kingston at Ada, 6 p.m.
FRIDAY’S GAMES (Boys):
Carl Albert vs Coweta at Car Albert, 6 p.m.
Del City vs Broken Arrow at Del City, 6 p.m.
Midwest City vs Muskogee at Del City, 8 p.m.
Choctaw vs Northwest Classen at Edmond Santa Fe, 8 p.m.
Jones vs Kingston at Ada, 8 p.m. (Thursday)