January 26, 2013

More than basketball at county tournament



Am-Po next, future uncertain after

Next season, the Grady County Tournament will be played at Amber-Pocasset High School, when the school's new gym is completed. After that, the future location of the tournament is unknown.

Because of scheduling conflicts with Chickasha's annual wrestling tournament and because the OSSAA denied a request to move the Grady County Tournament a week earlier, administrators haven't been able to successfully move the tournament to Chickasha High School, Shirley said.

"I don't know what the future holds," Sims said. "If we'll go back to USAO or if we will rotate it around the gyms that can host it: Verden, Minco, Am-Po, Dibble. "The other facilities aren't large enough to host that tournament, so we'll have to make that decision.

After next year, Shirley said they'll take it one year at a time when deciding where the tournament will be held.

"All I know is, I'm not doing it [next year]," Shirley said with a laugh. Two years in a row is enough for him.

Thursday night scores:

In the winner's bracket, the Minco girls beat Rush Springs, 57-51, to advance to Saturday night's championship game.

The Amber-Pocasset girls beat Dibble 62-38, and will face Minco in Saturday's 7 p.m. title game.

In consolation boys games, Alex beat OCA 45-37, and Dibble beat Ninnekah 49-46 to advance to Saturday's fifth-place game, set to be played at 12:30 p.m.

The remaining Saturday matchups were determined Friday. Check for updates.

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