|The 29th Annual Bowlegs Invitational Tournament was held Jan. 22 through 27, 2007, in Bowlegs, Oklahoma. The administrators at Bowlegs Schools invited basketball teams from several other schools in the region to participate. This page contains pictures and information from the tournament.
(All photographs copyright 2007 by Wil C. Fry)
The first round games of the tournament were held on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 22-23, 2007, featuring teams from Bowlegs, Dustin, Lakewood Christian, Maud, OKC Storm (home school teams), Sasakwa, Wellston, and Wetumka.
First Round Girls Games:
Maud Lady Tigers def. Dustin Lady Redskins 49-48
Sasakwa Lady Vikings def. Lakewood Christian Lady Lions 54-27
Wellston Lady Tigers def. Wetumka Lady Chieftains 61-41
Bowlegs Lady Bison def. OKC Storm 62-45
First Round Boys Games:
Lakewood Christian Lions def. OKC Storm 82-52
Sasakwa Vikings def. Dustin Redskins 60-58
Wellston Tigers def. Maud Tigers 77-34
Wetumka Chieftains def. Bowlegs Bison 69-49
The second round games were held on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26, 2007, featuring four games in the winners' side of the bracket (WB), and four games on the losers' side of the bracket (LB). Each of the four teams that lost for the second time was eliminated from the tourney. The teams that lost for the first time headed to the 3rd place games; the teams that won for the second time moved to the championship games, and the teams that won for the first time moved to the consolation games.
Second Round Girls Games:
(WB) Bowlegs Lady Bison def. Maud Lady Tigers 69-34
(WB) Wellston Lady Tigers def. Sasakwa Lady Vikings 50-23
(LB) OKC Storm def. Dustin Lady Redskins 47-20
(LB) Wetumka Lady Chieftains def. Lakewood Christian Lady Lions 79-47
Second Round Boys Games:
(WB) Lakewood Christian Lions def. Wellston Tigers 73-63
(WB) Wetumka Chieftains def. Sasakwa Vikings 63-34
(LB) OKC Storm def. Maud Tigers 42-38
(LB) Bowlegs Bison def. Dustin Redskins 56-53
So, after the second round, four teams went home: the Dustin Redskins and the Maud Tigers on the boys' side; and Dustin and Lakewood Christian on the girls' side.
The six final games were held on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, beginning at 12 noon and lasting until 11 p.m. At noon, the OKC Storm and Wetumka Lady Chieftains met in the girls' consolation game. Then, at 1:30 p.m., Bowlegs and OKC Storm faced off in the boys' consolation game. At 3 p.m. and 6:15 p.m., the third-place games were held, the girls' featuring Sasakwa versus Maud, while the boys' saw Sasakwa versus Wellston. The two championship games were held at 7:40 p.m. (girls) and 9 p.m. (boys), featuring the Bowlegs Lady Bison, Wellston Lady Tigers, Wetumka Chieftains, and Lakewood Christian Lions.
Girls Consolation Game:
OKC Storm def. Wetumka Lady Chieftains 51-43 (2xOT)
Boys Consolation Game:
OKC Storm def. Bowlegs Bison 51-44
Girls Third Place Game:
Maud Lady Tigers def. Sasakwa Lady Vikings 31-30
Boys Third Place Game:
Wellston Tigers def. Sasakwa Vikings 62-30
Wellston Lady Tigers def. Bowlegs Lady Bison 45-35
Lakewood Christian Lions def. Wetumka Chieftains 65-59