March 3rd, 2014
SEMINOLE â€” Getting 12 points from Kasuela Cooper and great defense were both keys for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 62-56 win in the regular season finale against the Seminole State College Lady Belles on Saturday afternoon.
With the win over Seminole, the Lady Vikings (15-13 overall, 9-9 in Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference play) clinched the No. 6 seed. They were slated to play 11th-seeded Arkansas Baptist in a Region II Tournament play-in game Monday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, but the match-up has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday due to weather.
At about 2 p.m. Monday [ March 3] area police warned that roads are becoming slushy but are almost immediately turning back to ice. The traction earlier provided by the gritty sleet is now becoming a mirror-like ice sheet on top of the already slick roads.
The LeFlore County Sheriff's Department is reporting roads throughout the county remain slick and hazardous. Motorists are encouraged to remain home unless it is an emergency.
Since 9 a.m. today [March 3] several vehicles have slid off the road and become stuck in the ditch.
Poteau police have had to help several drivers in the last few hours.
Although the sun is shining, temperatures are not expected to get above freezing so ice-free roads are not expected until tomorrow.
All LeFlore County Schools are closed today due to the winter weather impact on travel. Law enforcement officials are urging motorists to stat off the road unless it is an emergency.
1. Zach Duncan, 23:31.3; 2. Dark Newman, 24:39.9; 3. Faith Ketcher, 24:44.8; 4. Chewy Ortega, 25:36.3; 5. Arturo Ortega, 26:19.7; 6. Mason Mitchell, 27:08.8; 7. Jodie Hill, 27:52.3; 8. Lily Friedl, 27:52.4; 9. Iris Martinez, 28:12.4; 10. Fatima Baez, 28:14.9.
1. Zach Duncan, 23:31.3; 2. Dark Newman, 24:39.9; 3. Chewy Ortega, 25:36.3; 4. Arturo Ortega, 26:19.7; 5. Mason Mitchell, 27:08.8; 6. Justin Stallings, 28:15.7; 7. Matt Wright, 28:26.6; 8. Jacob Law, 28:47.1; 9. James Horner, 29:04.4; 10. Sam McFarland, 29:37.4.
SPIRO â€” The Spiro High School basketball teams not only earned their way to tonight's title games in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at Henryetta, but also assured themselves another week of basketball.
The Lady Bulldogs and â€™Dogs swept the Kansas teams in the regional championship semifinals Thursday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.
The Spiro girls held off Kansas 49-45, while a fourth-quarter rally propelled the Spiro boys past Kansas 61-54.
HEAVENER â€” The Heavener Lady Wolves suffered their first playoff loss of the season, falling 72-46 to the Sequoyah-Tahlequah Lady Indians in the Class 3A Regional Tournament championship semifinals Thursday night at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Wolves played Wilburton on Friday night in the consolation semifinals at the Wilburton High School Gym, with the winner playing the Keys (Park Hill)-Holdenville winner at 1:30 this afternoon in the consolation championship for the right to advance to next week's Class 3A Area Tournament at Checotah.
Behind balanced scoring and great defensive pressure that led to 32 turnovers by the Connors State College Cowgirls, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings came away with a dominating 84-49 win on Sophomore Night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse on Thursday.
Behind 18 points from Willie Atwood and 66.7-percent shooting from the field, the Cowboys came away with a very impressive 90-53 win over the Vikings in the second game of Thursday night's doubleheader.
TAHLEQUAH â€” The Howe High School basketball teams guaranteed themselves a spot in next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the Muskogee Civic Center.
In the regional tournament championship semifinals Thursday night, the Lady Lions rallied to down the Colcord Lady Hornets 55-54, while the Lions clawed the Hornets 73-50.