Several key hoop games are on tap Friday night for area high school teams.
Bartlesville squads will be home to face long-time conference rival Sand Springs in what could be an exciting night in the Bruin Fieldhouse.
Two other matchups worth nothing are Oklahoma Union at Nowata and Dewey at Caney Valley.
Oklahoma Union boys are ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 2A and Nowata (9-2) should be in the top 25, in my opinion.
A year ago, Nowata took Oklahoma Union to overtime. Oklahoma Union survived that test and went on to win the 2A state title.
Oklahoma Union (10-2) and Nowata will be definitely focused and at full intensity for Friday’s fray.
The Caney Valley boys and Dewey boys both are coming off tough Tuesday losses. Each are hungry to bounce back at the expense of the other.
I think of like to see these two county teams rev up a perpetual rivalry.
On the girls side, the Caney Valley girls are 9-2 and looking to notch a win against a very gritty Class 4A Dewey team that has displayed strong promise throughout the season.
Wesleyan Christian School teams are home against Bluejacket.
The WCS boys are red-hot and the WCS girls have won two straight.
This article originally appeared on Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise: TupaTalk: A look at upcoming prep basketball games