All but one of the Class 6A first-round playoff games will begin at 7 p.m. after Westmoore at Sand Springs joined the group of early starts.
As of Tuesday, only the Owasso at Jenks game was still scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff among 6A playoff games. The 7:30 p.m. kickoff is customary for OSSAA playoff games, but the start time can be changed if both teams agree to it.
Many Class 6A schools around the state, including all of those in the Oklahoma City metro area, have been starting regular-season games at 7 p.m. for the last two seasons.
PC WEST DUO TO SIGN THURSDAY
A pair of Putnam City West basketball players will sign with NCAA Division I programs Thursday.
Omega Harris, the 6-foot-2 guard who led the Patriots to the state tournament last season, will sign with UTEP, while his new teammate, Stephen Edwards, will sign with Santa Clara.
Edwards began his high school career at Putnam City and played last season at Del City before moving to PC West earlier this year.
Harris and Edwards make up two of the six boys basketball players in the state currently committed to Division I programs.
HERITAGE HALL GAINING STEAM
After a rough 2-4 start to the season full of injuries, Heritage Hall has been gaining steam heading into Friday's playoff game at Lone Grove with three straight wins.
And the tough schedule that featured top-ten teams like Clinton, Kingfisher and Davis has the Chargers gaining confidence.
“Obviously it lets you know what it takes to be successful in the playoffs,” Heritage Hall coach Andy Bogert said. “We were kind of outmanned there early. In the past it's been a great indicator, and it still is, on what you need to improve. We're not going to be intimidated by anybody and that helps, too.”
The Chargers (5-4) have had a stretch of bad luck. Heritage Hall has lost 12 players to season-ending injuries, including eight starters.