North Country Classic begins Thursday

The North Country Classic Basketball Tournament will be held Jan. 18-20.  The tournament is sponsored by Quality Water, Tonkawa High School and Northern Oklahoma College.

Games are held at both Tonkawa High School and Northern Oklahoma College.

Teams in the field include Tonkawa, Mannford, Newkirk, Pawnee, Guymon, Woodland, Blackwell and Pawhuska.

Mannford is the top seed in the boys' bracket while Newkirk is the top seed in the girls bracket.

The girls' final is set for 7 p.m. Saturday while the boys' final is set for 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

First round games Thursday are as follows:

Boys

Mannford vs. Newkirk (5:20 p.m. – THS), Blackwell vs. Woodland (5:20 p.m. – NOC), Tonkawa vs. Pawhuska (8 p.m. – THS), Pawnee vs. Guymon (8 p.m., NOC)

Girls

Newkirk vs. Woodland (4 p.m. – NOC), Blackwell vs. Mannford (4 p.m., THS), Guymon vs. Pawhuska (6:40 p.m. NOC), Tonkawa vs. Pawnee (6:40 p.m. – THS).