Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Technically, the Poteau Pirates are tri-champions of District 4A-4 with Tulsa Cascia Hall and Sallisaw. The Pirates got a big boost from one of their archrivals, the Black Diamonds, on Friday night. Their win over Fort Gibson threw the race into a three-way tie. The Pirates had the tie breaker due to district points as they outdistanced Cascia Hall and Sallisaw, who finished as the second- and third-seeded teams, respectfully.
Thursday night, the Pirates traveled to S.E. Williams Stadium in Tulsa, where they faced the Tulsa Rogers Ropers.
STILLWATER â€” Saturday afternoon's game at Boone Pickens Stadium had the phrase â€śtrap gameâ€ť written all over it. The weekend before, the Oklahoma State Cowboys won a big road Big 12 game against Texas Tech. This upcoming weekend is a road game at Texas, followed by a home game Nov. 23 against league-leading Baylor.
So, it might have been understandable that in Saturday's 42-6 victory, the Pokes (8-1 overall, 5-1 in Big 12 play) may have looked a bit lethargic in beating the Kansas Jayhawks (2-7, 0-6).
HOWE â€” The Howe Lions were successful in opening their home basketball season Friday night as they handled the Wister Wildcats 70-35 at the Howe Gym.
The Lions clawed their way to a 16-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Leflore boys 67, Clayton 39: In Leflore, the Savages jumped out to an 18-9 lead after a quarter en route to a 41-15 halftime advantage.
Leflore girls 59, Clayton 42: In Leflore, the Lady Savages made it 3-for-3 on the season as they jumped out to a 12-4 lead after one period and never relinquished their advantage.
After a full week of high school basketball in LeFlore County, several teams are off to fast starts.
Both Howe and Leflore teams are 3-0, while the Whitesboro Bulldogs are 2-0.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs got their first win Friday night, while last Tuesday night the Wister Lady Wildcats picked up win No. 1 on the season. Also on Friday night, the Cameron Yellowjackets picked up their first victory of the season, getting a road win at McCurtain.
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The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rallied from a four-point halftime deficit and wonÂ theirÂ third game in three daysÂ to improve to 4-1 overallÂ in their 86-74 win over host North Arkansas in the second and final day of the North Arkansas Classic on Saturday afternoon in Harrison, Ark.
North Arkansas led 40-36 at halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Vikings' offense exploded to outscore the Lady Pioneers 50-34 to rally back and come away withÂ the win.
HOWE â€” The Howe Lady Lions handled the Wister Lady Wildcats 66-33 in Friday night's home opener at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Lions jumped out to a 23-4 lead after a period and never looked back.
Whitesboro 44, Kinta 31: In Whitesboro, the Lady Bulldogs got their first win of the season.
Trailing 7-4 after a quarter, Whitesboro outscored Kinta 17-8 to take a 21-15 halftime lead and never trailed again.
McCurtain 48, Cameron 45: In McCurtain, trailing 36-30 after a three periods, the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady Yellowjackets 18-9 in the fourth quarter to get the come-from-behind win.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start after they handled the Kinta Eagles 69-47 on Friday night.
The Bulldogs clawed their way to a 21-9 lead after a period and never looked back.
Cameron 78, McCurtain 50: In McCurtain, the Yellowjackets got their first win of the season.
The â€™Jackets jumped out to a 19-10 lead after a period en route to a 40-23 halftime advantage.
Editor's Note â€” Nothing was reported on the Howe-Wister game or the Clayton-Leflore game by press time.
For the second time this season, formerÂ Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside Lady Bear Bria Caldwell came up big for the Lady Vikings. This time she calmly stepped to the free-throw line and knocked down two free throws as the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings came away with the 54-53 win over Crowder College, Mo., in the first day of the North Arkansas Classic on Friday in Harrison, Ark.