The Ponca City basketball season kicks off tonight on 101 Country KPNC and streaming online on pohisports.com as they travel to Sand Springs. Jordan Woodruff and Scott Miller will be on the call all season long for the Wildcats. The Lady Cats are coming off a run to the state tournament last year and are ranked #9 to start the season. They return all but one player from last year’s squad. The Lady Cats also bring back 90% of their scoring from last year, including Baylee Fincher and Madison Birnbaum the two leading scorers. They will be without Birnbaum and Ryley Beard to start the season, as both players are battling injuries. It’s definitely not an easy test to start the season as Sand Springs is ranked #3 and finished last season 24-2. The Lady Cats will tip off aproximatley 6:30, with pregame starting at 6:15.
The Wildcats on the other hand only have two players returning from last year’s team. New coach Keenan Curry is excited about his team. Expect this team to get out in transition and look for easy baskets before setting up the offense. The boys season gets underway around 8 tonight vs Sand Springs.