Henryetta to open cage season Tuesday

Henryetta’s Drew Brown (20) puts up a shot during a first-round meeting with Stigler in the 2016 Henryetta Invitational Basketball Tournament. Brown will look to guide the Knights on a deep run through the playoffs in 2017-18.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

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The Henryetta high school varsity basketball teams will begin their 2017-18 season this Tuesday evening.

The Knights and Lady Knights will travel to Bristow to battle the Bristow Purple Pirates and Lady Pirates.

Tuesday's season opener will get started with the girls game at 6:30 p.m. The boys contest will follow at approximately 8 p.m.

After the season opener at Bristow, the HHS squads will travel to Haskell for a showdown with the Haskell Haymakers and Lady Haymakers next Friday, beginning with the girls contest at 6:30 p.m.

Henryetta's first home game of 2017-18 will take place December 5 against the Stigler Panthers and Lady Panthers.

Other home opponents for the Knights and Lady Knights this season will be Oktaha (December 12), Bristow (January 2), Eufaula (January 9), Beggs (January 26), Haskell (January 30), Kellyville (February 6), and Morris (February 13).

Besides the road trips to Bristow and Haskell, the Henryetta cage squads will also travel to Kellyville (January 12), Morris (January 23), Stigler (February 1), Eufaula (February 2), Beggs (February 9), and Oktaha (February 12).

The Knights and Lady Knights will also compete in two regular-season tournaments this season. The Henryetta squads will host their annual basketball tournament January 4-6 and will compete in the annual Muscogee (Creek) Nation Okmulgee County Basketball Tournament January 15-20 in Okmulgee.

The postseason will begin with the Class 3A district tournament February 16 or 17 with the regional tournament to take place February 22-24.

The area tournament will be held March 1-3, followed by the Class 3A state tournament March 8-10.

All playoff tournament sites will be determined by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.
Henryetta Basketball
2017-18 Schedule
Nov. 28 - at Bristow
Dec. 1 - at Haskell
Dec. 5 - vs Stigler
Dec. 12 - vs Oktaha
Jan. 2 - vs Bristow
Jan. 4-6 - Henryetta Tournament
Jan. 9 - vs Eufaula
Jan. 12 - at Kellyville
Jan. 15-20 - Okmulgee County Tournament
Jan. 23 - at Morris
Jan. 26 - vs Beggs
Jan. 30 - vs Haskell
Feb. 1 - at Stigler
Feb. 2 - at Eufaula
Feb. 6 - vs Kellyville
Feb. 9 - at Beggs
Feb. 12 - at Oktaha
Feb. 13 - vs Morris
Feb. 16-17 - District Tournament
Feb. 22-24 - Regional Tournament
Mar. 1-3 - Area Tournament
Mar. 8-10 - State Tournament
Regular-season games will have start times as follows:
Girls Games: 6:30 p.m.
Boys Games: 8 p.m.
Tournaments have a To Be Announced timeslot

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