BRISTOW, OK —
Locust Grove’s boys sealed a spot in a Class 4A area tournament after defeating Jay, 59-45, Saturday at Bristow in a regional consolation final.
Junior Tyler Rowland led the Pirates (22-3) with 17 points and senior Taylor Halpain continued his hot streak with 16. Mason Fine also added 10. Jay’s Will Robertson led all scorers with 19 points.
Locust Grove’s girls also advanced to an area tournament Thursday, but a 47-45 loss to Vinita Saturday in Bristow in a regional final means the road to state will get rougher.
The Lady Pirates (17-7) will now need three consecutive wins to advance to the 4A state.
The Pirates and Lady Pirates will travel to Claremore Thursday to begin area tournament play. The boys will tip against Inola, in a loser-goes-home scenario at 3 p.m. before the girls’ do-or-die game vs. Inola at 6:30 p.m.