Midwest City's boys basketball team has jumped out to a hot start.
The Bombers have won each of their first six games by 25 or more points and reached triple digits in their 101-72 win over Mustang in the Mid-Del Holiday Classic last week.
Now, Midwest City is earning national recognition. The Bombers moved into MaxPreps' Xcellent 25 national basketball rankings at No. 21.
The Bombers resume play at Westmoore on Friday.
Next weekend, Class 6A No. 1 Midwest City figures to get its biggest challenge yet in the Putnam City Invitational.
The field includes No. 3 Putnam City, the only other undefeated team in 6A.
CAPITOL HILL TO HOST NO. 1 NORTHEAST
After three weeks off, the ninth-ranked Class 5A Capitol Hill boys basketball team will be back in action Friday night with a visit from Northeast, Class 2A's No. 1 team.
Capitol Hill returned virtually everyone from last year's team that won 15 games and reached the area playoffs. Lanky, athletic guard Nico Meadows, a longtime starter, heads the group that is 4-2 so far this season.
“We've got just about everybody back from last year, so as long as everyone stays after it, we look like a state tournament team,” Meadows said. “If we could make it, I think we could win it.”
Height is the only issue for the Redskins, with Meadows, a 6-foot-2 point guard, being the tallest player on the team.
CARL ALBERT STRONG AGAIN
Carl Albert coach Jay Price has put his Titans up against a tough schedule to begin the season, with hopes of making their sixth state tournament appearance in the last seven years.
At 6-1 and ranked No. 1 in Class 5A, the Titans took fifth place in the Ardmore Holiday Festival last week, suffering their only loss of the season in overtime to Norman North.
Price is leaning on a pair of seniors, Javeion Gray and Jared Price, the team's only returning starters. But younger players like Cameron Warren have provided a lift as well.
Warren had 38 points and 17 rebounds against Ardmore in the fifth place game.
The Titans host Chickasha on Friday night before turning their attention to the Anadarko Tournament next week.
STATE BASEBALL TEAMS HEADING TO FLORIDA
Westmoore won't be the only state team in the 20th Annual Aggie Classic baseball tournament in Pensacola, Fla., in March.
The Jaguars will be joined by seven other Oklahoma schools in the tournament, which runs March 18-21.
Class 6A defending champions Edmond North will be in the Cardinal Pool, joined by Tulsa Washington, Grove, Tahlequah and Jay.
Westmoore, Norman North and Claremore are in the Grey Pool.
They'll be joined by six Florida teams, three Tennessee teams, two Alabama teams and one team from Arkansas.
BY RYAN ABER AND SCOTT WRIGHT