GREENWOOD, Ark. â€” The Westark (Ark.) Lady Tigers held the Poteau Lady Pirates to single digits in each of the final three periods en route to a 63-37 win Thursday afternoon in the H.B. Stewart Classic.
Stilwell 49, Heavener 35: At Hilldale Tournament in Muskogee, the Lady Wolves (0-2) fell behind 17-8 after one period and had to play catch up all game long.
Behind solid defense and 50-percent shooting from the field in the second half, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings won 74-64 over the Murray State College Lady Aggies Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite holding a nine-point halftime lead, the Vikings were unable to overcome a slow start in in the second half in their 62-60 loss to the Murray State College Aggies in the second game â€” which was decided by a buzzer-beating shot.
ARKOMA â€” In a thrilling comeback victory, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs rallied from a 12-point, second-quarter deficit to down the County Line (Ark.) Lady Indians 57-54 Thursday night in the Arkoma Classic.
However, the Mustangs could not make it a sweep for Arkoma as the County Line Indians prevailed 50-15.
After taking Friday off, the Arkoma teams will return to action in their own event today against Mansfield, Ark., the girls will play at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 6:30 p.m.
The Poteau Tip-In Club will have a tailgate party before Tuesday's Poteau High School basketball teams' home openers against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The tailgate party will have hamburger baskets for $5, sponsored by Budâ€™s Country Junction, JoB Construction Company, Inc. and The Community State Bank.
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The Oklahoma State University 2011 Christmas Baseball Camps will be this month at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.
TALIHINA â€” There were a couple of shockers on the opening day of the Choctaw Nation Tournament at Ray Henson Gymnasium Thursday â€” one of which involved a LeFlore County school.
The Howe Lady Lions suffered a 45-44 upset loss to the Rattan Lady Rams, while the Sallisaw-Central boys upset the Antlers Bearcats 53-46.
WILBURTON â€” The Leflore Savages and the Whitesboro Bulldogs each posted victories on the final day of pool play action at the Eastern Oklahoma State College Tournament on Thursday.
The Savages defeated Lakewood Christian 48-38 at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse, while Whitesboro handled McCurtain 69-65 in a battle of Bulldogs at Wilburton High School.
Both boys teams will play for championships today.
The Savages will play Cameron at 6:30 p.m. tonight at EOSC for the title of the Gold Tournament.
The Bulldogs will play Red Oak at 9:10 p.m. tonight for the Blue Tournament title.
Carol Ann Lidderdale, 57, of McAlester died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, in Tulsa. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Trinity Baptist Church, Heavener. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery, Glendale Community, under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home, Heavener.
Bradley Justice Adkins, 24, of Poteau was formally charged on Monday with aggravated assault and battery from an incident that occurred November 27.
Have you ever heard the old saying "It is better to give then to receive"?
This holiday season is your chance to give. The Boy Scout Troop 30, American Veterans 63, The Poteau Post Office, and the Poteau Daily News are sponsoring From Poteau With Love, a campaign to send gifts from home to local soldiers that are currently serving their country overseas during the holiday season.
After some good eatings Wednesday night at Western Sizzlin' in Poteau, the seeds are now set for both the junior high and high school LeFlore County Basketball Tournament.
In the high school boys, the Spiro Bulldogs got the top seed, with Poteau second and Heavener third. Wister is fourth, followed by Cameron, Pocola, Leflore, Howe, Panama, defending champion Talihina, Whitesboro, Arkoma and Bokoshe.