Okeene opens basketball season in Canton Tourney
Okeene opens basketball season in Canton Tourney

Okeene opens basketball season in Canton Tourney

The Okeene Whippets tipped off basketball season last week in Canton Gayle Hajny Invitational. While each team was able to make it to the Consolation Finals of the event, both fell to the host teams as the girls lost 46-45 and the boys lost 41-24.

The girls started the tournament with only five players available due to quarantines, and that would cost them on the first night against Calumet. Okeene fell behind by nine early in the game, but an 18-point effort in the third brought them right back into the contest.

The Lady Whippets would end up forcing overtime, but when Keeley Hussey fouled out in the extra frame, Okeene was forced to compete with only four girls on the court the rest of the way.

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