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November 20th, 2014
Even though the Morrison Wildcats defeated Okeene by the score of 36-7 in their Class A opening-round playoff game last week, they seemed to have lost favor with the pollsters as they dropped out of the Top 10 in Oklahoma Class A. The Oklahoma State Associated Press Class A Poll had the â€™Cats 10th, but once the regular season ends, the weekly poll does as well.
WHITESBORO â€” A strong second quarter helped the Whitesboro Bulldogs pull away from the Cameron Yellowjackets for a 59-44 victory Tuesday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
Trailing 8-7 after one period, the â€™Dogs outscored the â€™Jackets 23-9 in the second quarter to take a 30-17 halftime lead.
Red Oak 64, Leflore 48: At C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse in Red Oak, the Eagles handed the Savages their first loss of the season.
The Eagles jumped out to a 13-5 lead after a period and never lost their advantage.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs took advantage of the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets only having five players as the hosts proved to be too much on this night, posting a 56-24 win Tuesday night at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
A free throw by Cameronâ€™s Destiny Dunigan cut her teamâ€™s deficit to 9-8 with 30 seconds left in the opening period.
However, from there, the Lady Bulldogs outscored the Lady â€™Jackets 23-7 to end the first half as Whitesboro took a 32-15 halftime lead.
Of the 16 teams remaining in the Class 2A high school football playoffs, only one got a opening-round road postseason win â€” the Panama Razorbacks, who downed the Chandler Lions 35-21 Friday night. It was the first-ever Class 2A postseason victory for the Hogs.
â€śIt was great because that was the first-ever playoff game I've ever won, and it was the first playoff win for our seniors,â€ť Panama junior quarterback Andy Burris said. I've been with them since I was little, and I know it was great for them. I was trying to win it for them. It feels good to make history.â€ť
WISTER â€” The Wister High School basketball teams swept both games from the visiting Smithville squads Friday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wildcats beat the Braves 53-49 in overtime, while the Lady â€™Cats handled the Lady Braves 62-39.
Just a reminder to LeFlore County high school basketball coaches to be sure to send me your preseason questionnaires that were sent out last month. Now, that some of the football schools whose season on the gridiron are over will soon be starting their seasons on the hardwood.
The questionnaires are used for me to write the season-preview stories about our local teams. The questionnaires may be faxed to me at (918) 647-8198 or e-mailed to me at email@example.com or shared as a photograph on my Facebook wall for me to download.
The Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings basketball team split its two games in last weekendâ€™s Don Wilson Classic in Neosho, Mo.
The Lady Vikings beat the host team, Crowder College, 63-52 Friday night, but they lost Saturday afternoon 96-87 to North Arkansas College.
The Lady Vikings will return to action at 6 p.m. Thursday against archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The menâ€™s game will follow at 8 p.m.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. â€” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema kept telling fans to be patient, that good things were coming. At least one of those good things happened on a cold Saturday night on Frank Broyles Field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Arkansas Razorbacks snapped their 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak by blanking the Louisiana State University Tigers 17-0. The win not only snapped the conference winless streak, but enabled the Hogs to claim â€śThe Golden Bootâ€ť â€” the trophy awarded annually to the Arkansas-LSU game victor.
Pop music duo Daryl Hall and John Oates had a song back in the 1980s on one of their albums (or CDs these days) called â€śGoing through the Motions.â€ť That's what Oklahoma State looked like it was doing Saturday night in its Big 12 Conference match-up against Texas at Boone Pickens Stadium in which the Cowboys fell 28-7 to the Longhorns.
The Cowboys looked lackadaisical, while the Longhorns played flawlessly. Not always as OSU had its moments, such as stuffing Texas on the first second-half drive and getting its only TD, but definitely a fair assessment overall for each team.
Getting 18 points from Onyae Sims and shooting 49 percent from the field proved to be the difference for Collin County Community College in its 72-51 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings on Thursday night at Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Bloomer Sullivan Fieldhouse.
The next game for the Vikings is at 8 p.m. Thursday against archrival Eastern Oklahoma State College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The women's game will be at 6 p.m.