Boys’ basketball seeks different outcome this year

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By Kyle Salomon,

Mustang boys plan on a different outcome in their regional than last season.

The Bronco boys basketball team was upset in the first round of the regional last year by Bixby at Jenks. This year, Mustang is a regional host, and they will take on Putnam City at 8 p.m. Friday at Mustang High School.

The two other teams playing in the Mustang regional are Norman North and Westmoore. The Timberwolves and the Jaguars will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the MHS gym.

Mustang will carry the No.1 seed in the regional. They are the No.4 seed in the west. Norman North will be the No.2 seed, Westmoore will be the No.3 seed and Putnam City is the No.4 seed.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to host a regional here at Mustang,” Mustang head coach Terry Long said. “We have big goals we know we can achieve, and it starts on Friday night.”

The winners of the two Friday games will play in the regional championship game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mustang High School.

The losers of the two games on Friday are done for the year.

The Broncos enter the regional with an 18-5 overall record this season.

Norman North sits at 13-7 coming into the regional. They are coached by Butch Roberts.

Westmoore comes into the regional with a record of 8-10 this season. They are coached by Scott Hodges.

Putnam City has an unusual record this season with a mark of 5-17.  They are coached by A.D. Burtschi.

The Broncos are 2-0 against Putnam City this year. Their first meeting was a 72-45 smack-down in December at Mustang. Their most recent clash was a little tighter for the Broncos as it took overtime to beat the Pirates 73-66 at Putnam City.

Mustang has not played Norman North or Westmoore this season.

Mustang was without sophomore guards Jakolby Long and Isaiah Hammons last Friday night against Putnam City North because of leg injuries. Both players will be on the court against Putnam City Friday.