At this time last year, Turner’s girls basketball team came into the Bulldog Bash with just one loss on the season.
The Lady Falcons left Healdton High School with a tournament championship.
Class A’s No. 11 Turner (16-1) is just as motivated to add another tournament title to its credit, although Healdton, Fox, Ringling and Wilson have something to say about that.
The 8th Annual Bulldog Bash tips off today at 11 a.m. with Turner taking on Healdton’s JV. Ringling and Wynnewood play at 1:40 p.m. Wilson looks to start off on the right foot against Elmore City at 4:20 p.m. Healdton will defend it home court at 7 p.m. against Ryan.
Wilson’s boys are eager to experience another championship moment.
Wilson won its first tournament championship since former coach Josh Talley (currently Dickson’s girls basketball coach) took the reigns as Eagles coach in 2014.
Wilson begins defense of its title at 5:40 p.m. against Ryan. Turner entertains Elmore City at 12:20 p.m. Ringling takes on Wynnewood at 3 p.m. Healdton and Fox conclude the first round of games at 8:20 p.m.
Prep basketball fans in Tishomingo can take in some hoops action while on their lunch break.
At noon, Kingston’s girls take on Atoka in the opener of the Tishomingo Invitational. Marietta and Latta play at 2:30 p.m. Madill faces Pauls Valley at 5 p.m. Tishomingo defends its home court against Dickson at 7:30 p.m.
Boys action tips off at 1:15 p.m., when Atoka takes on Dickson. Madill and Kingston will play at 3:45 p.m. Latta and Pauls Valley square off at 6:15 p.m. Tishomingo and Marietta round out the first day of action at 8:45 p.m.
Ardmore finally returns to the court today after a nine-day layoff.
The Class 5A No. 3 Lady Tigers will look to shake off the rust against Norman JV at 7 p.m., in the Arvest Bank/Sehorn Yamaha Shawnee Invitational.
Also at 7, Ardmore’s boys, ranked 13th in Class 5A, seeks its fourth consecutive victory. The Tigers take on Norman in their respective openers in the Titan Classic, which is being played at Carl Albert High School.
At Little Axe, Plainview’s girls will look to start the 22nd Annual Bobby Hicks Invitational Basketball Tournament with a win over Wewoka. The game tips off at 4 p.m. The Indian boys will take on Luther at 5:30 p.m.