CBA Team Will Play In Lawton

Monday, July 9th 2007, 8:27 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The owner of a Continental Basketball Association team has changed its name and plans to move to Lawton to play its 2007-2008 schedule.

Officials with the Oklahoma Cavalry plan to announce the changes at a news conference on Thursday in Lawton.

Attempts by The Associated Press to contact team owner Baron Hopgood and general manager Brian Hopgood weren't immediately successful.

The team didn't note at what venue the Cavalry might play in Lawton.

The city of about 93,000 is home to NCAA Division II Cameron University and three large high schools.

The Great Plains Coliseum has been a frequent home to high school basketball tournaments.

Team officials originally planned for the franchise to play in Oklahoma City, but officials there opposed the move, saying a CBA team wasn't in the city's best interest.