MUSKOGEE – High school basketball gets back into full swing this week with five of the eight area teams in action. Tahlequah, Hulbert and the Sequoyah Lady Indians will be participating in the 26th Bedouin Shrine Classic in Muskogee. The Sequoyah boys and the Keys Cougars and Lady Cougars will have the week off before they begin their 2006 portion of the schedule next week.

Hulbert begins action at the Shrine Classic on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Riders (5-3) take on the Spiro Lady Bulldogs (0-8) at 4:30 p.m. with the Riders (5-3) battling the Spiro boys (5-3) at 6 p.m.

The number one ranked Sequoyah Lady Indians (6-1) will cap off the night of county hoops with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off against Checotah (1-7). All three games will be played at the Muskogee Civic Center

On Wednesday evening, Tahlequah will be hitting the hardwood at Muskogee High School. The Lady Tigers (2-3) will open play against Wagoner (1-2) at 7:30, with the Tiger boys (2-3) set to follow at nine against the Checotah Wildcats (7-2).

Keys’ next action will be against Warner next Tuesday. The Lady Cougars (8-1) will tip-off at 6:30 against the Lady Eagles, with the boys (8-1) facing Warner at 8:00.

Sequoyah’s boys, fresh off a successful run at the elite Schoolboy Tournament of Champions, where they dropped their first round game to eventual champion Jenks, will host Coweta next Tuesday at Briggs. The Lady Indians will start the evening at 6:30 with the Indians (5-5) set for an 8 p.m. start.



26th Annual Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Tournament schedule

Large-School Boys

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Game 1 — McAlester vs. Stilwell, Muskogee Civic Assembly Center, 9 p.m.

Game 2 — Jay vs. Wagoner, Muskogee High School, 9 p.m.



Wednesday, Jan. 4

Game 3 — Muskogee vs. Hilldale, Civic Center, 9 p.m.

Game 4 — Checotah vs. Tahlequah, Muskogee High School, 9 p.m.



Thursday, Jan. 5

Game 5 — Losers 1 and 3, Muskogee High School, 9 p.m.

Game 6 — Losers 2 and 4, Civic Center, 9 p.m.



Friday, Jan. 6

Game 7 — Winners 1 and 3, Muskogee High School, 9 p.m.

Game 8 — Winners 2 and 4, Civic Center, 9 p.m.



Saturday, Jan. 7

Game 9 — Losers 5 and 6, (seventh place) Hilldale High School, 1:30 p.m.

Game 10 — Winners 5 and 6, (fifth place) Muskogee High School, 1:30 p.m.

Game 11 — Losers 7 and 8, (third place), Civic Center, 1:30 p.m.

Game 12 — Winners 7 and 8 (championship), Civic Center, 9 p.m.



Large-School Girls

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Game 1 — Sequoyah vs. Checotah, Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Game 2 — Stilwell vs. Jay, Muskogee High School 7:30 p.m.



Wednesday, Jan.4

Game 3 — Tahlequah vs. Wagoner, Muskogee High School 7:30 p.m.

Game 4 — Muskogee vs. Hilldale, Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.



Thursday, Jan. 5

Game 5 — Losers 1 and 3, Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Game 6 — Loser 2 and 4, Muskogee High School, 7:30 p.m.



Friday, Jan. 6

Game 7 — Winners 1 and 3, Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.

Game 8 — Winners 2 and 4, Muskogee High School 7:30 p.m.



Saturday, Jan. 7

Game 9 — Losers 5 and 6 (seventh place), Hilldale High School, noon.

Game 10 — Winners 5 and 6 (fifth place), Muskogee High School, noon.

Game 11 — Losers 7 and 8 (third place), Civic Center, noon.

Game 12 — Winners 7 and 8 (championship), Civic Center, 7:30 p.m.



Small-School Boys

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Game 3 — Quinton vs. Boynton, Muskogee High School, 6 p.m.

Game 4 — Hulbert vs. Spiro, Civic Center, 6 p.m.



Wednesday, Jan. 4

Game 2 — Oktaha vs. Henryetta-McCurtain winner, Civic Center, 6 p.m.

Game 5 — Warner vs. Midway-Okay winner, Muskogee High School, 6 p.m.



Thursday, Jan. 5

Game 7 — Losers 1 and 3, Muskogee High School, 6 p.m.

Game 8 — Losers 4 and 6, Civic Center, 6 p.m.



Friday, Jan. 6

Game 11 — Winners 7 and 8, Civic Center, 2:30 p.m.

Game 9 — Winners 2 and 3, Muskogee High School, 6 p.m.

Game 10 — Winners 4 and 5, Civic Center, 6 p.m.



Saturday, Jan. 7

Game 12 — Losers 2 and 5, (fifth place), Muskogee High School, 10:30 a.m.

Game 13 — Losers 7 and 8 (seventh place), Hilldale High School, 10:30 a.m.

Game 14 — Losers 9 and 10 (third place), Civic Center, 10:30 a.m.

Game 15 — Winners 9 and 10 (Championship), Civic Center, 6 p.m.



Small-School Girls

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Game 3 — Quinton vs. Boynton, Muskogee High School, 4:30 p.m.

Game 4 — Hulbert vs. Spiro, Civic Center, 4:30 p.m.



Wednesday, Jan. 4

Game 2 — Oktaha vs. Henryetta-McCurtain winner, Civic Center, 4:30 p.m.

Game 5 — Warner vs. Midway-Okay winner, Muskogee High School 4:30 p.m.



Thursday, Jan. 5

Game 7 — Losers 1 and 3, Muskogee High School, 4:30 p.m.

Game 8 — Losers 4 and 6, Civic Center, 4:30 p.m.



Friday, Jan. 6

Game 11 — Winners 7 and 8, Civic Center, 1 p.m.

Game 9 — Winners 2 and 3, Muskogee High School, 4:30 p.m.

Game 10 — Winners 4 and 5, Civic Center, 4:30 p.m.



Saturday, Jan. 7

Game 12 — Loser 2 and 5 (fifth place), Muskogee High School, 9 a.m.

Game 13 — Losers 7 and 8 (seventh place), Hilldale High School 9 a.m.

Game 14 — Losers 9 and 10 (third place), Civic Center, 9 a.m.

Game 15 — Winners 9 and 10 (championship), Civic Center, 4:30 p.m.

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