Ponca City High School varsity basketball teams to play in OSU Gallagher-Iba Arena

Beverly Bryant - February 17, 2020 9:13 am

Ponca City Senior High School girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams have been given the opportunity of a lifetime! They will have the privilege of playing in Oklahoma State University’s Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

The games are slated for Friday, Feb. 21, with the Ponca City Wildcats playing the Shawnee Wolves. The girls’ game starts at 6:30 p.m., with the boy’s game following at 8 p.m. In full “Wildcat Way” style, the Po-Hi Big Blue Band, Cheerleaders, and Po-Hi Steppers will accompany the teams.

Fans will enter the arena at the southeast doors, and the map shows the location. The student section will be located on the north end of the lower section next to the Big Blue Band.

Gate prices for the games are $6 for adults, $4 for students (1st-12th) and adults over 55. Children younger than 1st grade are free.

The Ponca City Public School District is very thankful for this opportunity and would like to extend an invitation to everyone to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Travel with the Wildcats to Stillwater to show your support.

Several Ponca City coaches have deep ties to OSU. Po-Hi Head Basketball Coach Ivan McFarlin is a former OSU basketball star. McFarlin played basketball at OSU  from 2001 to 2005 under legendary Coach Eddie Sutton, where he set records and earned MVP honors.

Ponca City Head Football Coach Scott Harmon played four seasons with OSU Cowboy Football in the early 1990s. He was selected OSU Team Captain, All Big 8 Conference, and many other honors while playing there.

Ponca City Assistant Boys Basketball Coach Brent Parker is also a former OSU Cowboy Football Wide Receiver. Playing from 1987 to 1990, he caught passes from current OSU Coach Mike Gundy for part of his college career.

Po-Hi’s new Head Baseball Coach Casey Love played baseball at Conner’s State, American River (CA) and ended up at Oklahoma State playing baseball under legendary Coach Gary Ward.

Shawnee’s Basketball Coach/Athletic Director Ron Arthur is a former Ponca City Public School employee and was Basketball Manager and Boys Basketball Head Coach from 1993 to 2001.

Gallagher-Iba Arena is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma State University Athletic Center, 200, Stillwater, OK 74078. The color coded map below is for parking and entering the building. The blue line shows the area where the team school buses will park. Orange arrow indicates the team entrance through southwest lobby Green. The green arrow shows the fan entrance through the southeast lobby.



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