The Pawhuska Lady Huskies aren’t ready to give up.
This year’s 19-7, ranked No. 16 in 3A girls basketball team used the regional playoffs to show just what they’re made of, even when they were pushed up against the wall.
Pawhuska traveled to Verdigris Feb. 24 and took a close 42-38 loss to the Lady Cardinals.
The loss dropped them into the regional losers bracket where they traveled to Inola for a match up with Nowata Feb. 25.
According to the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Web site, the Lady Huskies defeated Nowata and came up with a double-digit 57-44 victory.
In their third-consecutive game held Feb. 25 at Inola, Pawhuska met Caney Valley and defeated them 41-19.
The two consecutive wins over Nowata and Caney Valley give Pawhuska a shot at the area playoffs.
On March 3 Pawhuska will hit the road once again and travel to Pryor where they’ll meet Salina for the area playoffs at 6:30 p.m.
According to okrankings.com, Salina is currently ranked No. 12 and holds an overall record of 17-7.
In the area bracket with Pawhuska is Adair, Keys (Parkhill), and Salina. If Pawhuska wins they will play Adair or Keys, depending on who wins between the two.
Pawhuska will have to win three games into order to qualify for the state tournament.
It was an uphill battle for most of the Pawhuska boy’s basketball season.
Players got sick, injured and there was never really a full roster until it was a little too late.
Pawhuska finally came together and pulled it together enough to get a spot on the loser’s bracket of the regional tournament.
The team traveled to Verdigris Feb. 24 where they met Sperry and took a close 58-50 loss that ended their season.
The Huskies finished the season 13-10 overall and with a regional tournament finish.