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Crosstown Clash rematch set for first round of 6A West Regionals

Feb. 14—The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the brackets for the boys and girls 6A west regionals, including a Crosstown Clash rematch in the first round.

The Norman North girls finished as the No. 7 seed in District 1 and matched up with No. 3-seed Norman High from Division 2. The Timberwolves faced the Tigers twice this season and the road team won both games.

The third edition of the Crosstown Clash will be held at a neutral site at Putnam City North High School next Tuesday and will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

The Timberwolves pulled off their first win over Norman High since 2017 back in December, but the two teams have been on different trajectories since that game. Norman High was sitting at 4-4 after that game and would lose just four more games over its next 14.

Norman North was 5-4 after that win and went on to lose eight of its last 12.

On the boys' side, Norman North will be at the Edmond-Deer Creek regional. As the No. 7 seed in District 1, it will face No. 2 seed Edmond Santa Fe on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The Tigers will host the regional tournament after winning their second-straight district title. They'll play Capitol Hill on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Norman High closed the season riding a 13-game winning streak and are 12-2 in district play.

The Timberwolves won three of their last four district games, but will have a tough first round matchup against an Edmond Santa Fe team that's 13-8 overall.

The regional tournament is a double elimination tournament. Teams that go undefeated in the regional tournament will only need one win at the area tournament to advance to state.

Those that lose one of their first two games will need to win twice in the area tournament to advance to state.

The 6A and 5A state tournaments will be held at the Lloyd Noble Center for the third straight year. This is the final year the Lloyd Noble Center is scheduled to host the state tournament, though no venue has been announced for 2025.

Tarik Masri is the sports editor for The Transcript covering OU athletics and area sports. You can reach him by emailing tarik@normantranscript.com