There was little suspense as the top four seeds in the girls bracket advanced as the Comanche County Tournament opened at the Great Plains Coliseum.
Top seeds Geronimo, Walters, and Chattanooga got off to good starts and never looked back asd they were able to advance and earn spots in Thursday’s semifinals.
The other top four seed, Sterling, was playing the late game against Big Pasture at press time.
Walters girls opened the day with a 49-11 victory over Indiahoma as the Warriors found themselves down 29-0 at halftime under the fierce defensive pressure of the Walters girls.
“We were able to play everyone and that’s good for the younger players,” Walters coach Chris Gates said. “We have just one senior so we feel good about our depth and our defense.”
In the second game Chattanooga, the No. 3 seed, rolled over Tipton, 65-17, as the Warriors’ defensive pressure was unrelenting.
Geronimo girls had little trouble with Fletcher, coasting to aN 84-22 victory as eight girls scored for the Bluejays.
Tonight the boys take over at the Coliseum with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m. with Chattanooga facing Geronimo. The 5:50 game has Fletcher against Sterling followed by Walters and Indiahoma and then Tipton and Big Pasture in the final game.
Junior McKenzie Huffman led Geronimo with 17 points while Abbey Huffman chipped in 13 and Brooke Bolling 10.
The fans in Anadarko had plenty of basketball to watch as there were eight games on the busy schedule.
At press time the first-round girls games were complete with Apache beating Cement, 67-31, and Carnegie handing Gracemont a 54-37, setback. Fort Cobb-Broxton girls had to work hard fpr a 39-34 win over Binger-Oney and Mt. View-Gotebo girls had little trouble with Hinton, 64-37.
The top seeds in the Caddo County meet will swing into action today as the Fort Cobb-Broxton boys face the Gracemont/Lookeba-Sickles winner at 5:15 and the Cyril girls tangle with Carnegie at 6:30 p.m.
There was one tight game at the Stephens County Tournament at Marlow girls beat Central High, 30-24, as the girls played during Monday’s action.
Empire girls coasted past Bray-Doyle, 86-9, and Ryan girls whipped Velma-Alma, 58-34. The late game was still being played between Waurika and Comanche.