Latta to host Saturday free throw contest

ADA — Latta High School will host the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Region 6 free throw shooting contest Saturday morning, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Bill Johnson Field House.

Any school in Region 6 can send two players to the competition, which be held under a tournament format with players taking 20 free throws to be seeded and shooting 25 free throws in each round of the double elimination event. The winner will receive a plaque and move on to the state championship at the Tournament of Champions in Tulsa on Thursday, Dec. 27.

“It’s the first time we’ve done it this way in a long time,” said Latta boys basketball coach Donnie Husband. “I think this way we can get more kids involved. Hopefully, everybody around here will bring two kids.”

For more information, contact Husband at (580) 320-1756.

Byng to honor past basketball champions

ADA — Members of several of Byng High School’s state championship boys and girls teams will be recognized when Durant visits the Bill Koller Fieldhouse Jan. 8.

Former female players from the 1936, 1937, 1938 and 1940 state championship teams will be honored as well as male players from the 1947 state championship Pirate club.

A reception in honor of those players will take place at 5:30 p.m. inside the Bill Koller Fieldhouse before the Byng-Durant high school games. During halftime of the girls game, any of the players from those state championship teams will be given special recognition.

For more information, phone the Byng athletic office at (580) 310-6727.

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