Basketball season starts for Pawhuska teams

Chris Day
Journal-Capital Headline
The Pawhuska boys basketball team watches Tonkawa and Commerce play each other during a recent scrimmage session in Pawhuska. Chris Day/Journal-Capital

Pawhuska opened the high school boys and girls basketball season Tuesday night with a home game against Wesleyan Christian.

See the Pawhuska Journal-Capital website and Facebook page to learn how the Huskies and Lady Huskies did against Wesleyan Christian.

The teams are busy before Christmas break. They travel to Hominy for a Thursday night game and host Pawnee Friday night. On Dec. 5, they travel to Woodland. The girls games will start at 6:30 p.m. with the boys following.

The Huskies and Lady Huskies play in two tournaments before the Christmas holiday break. They travel to the Agra tournament Dec. 7-9, and host the Pawhuska Tournament, Dec. 11-16.

The teams will play in 11 games and one more tournament after school resumes in 2018.

Lady Huskies coach Luke Broadbent said he likes this year’s schedule. Broadbent is in his first year as the Lady Huskies coach.

People start thinking about playoff seeding early in the season, Broadbent said. The schedule gives Pawhuska’s boys and girls teams the chance to get on the seeking lists early.

“We play two tournaments before Christmas break in back-to-back weeks,” he said. “I think that is an advantage to us.”

Broadbent also said the schedule gives players time to heal up from minor injuries during the Christmas break.

“You’ve got a whole month, pretty much, to get back to healthy,” he said.

The second half of the schedule gives the teams time to get back in the gym and practice to get ready for the playoffs, he said.