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February 2nd, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” The Oklahoma City Thunder returned home from its six-game road trip to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have reeled off nine straight wins to take a one-and-a-half game lead on the Thunder (tied in the loss column) in the race for the best record in the National Basketball Association heading into Thursday nightâ€™s game.
The Thunder needed a win to keep pace with the Spurs, and to avenge a mid-November loss at home to these same Grizzlies.
Earlier this season, the Spiro Lady Bulldogs seventh-grade basketball team defeated the Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders. The Lady Raiders had a chance to avenge that loss, and in the process take home first place in their own tournament Thursday night. It didn't quite happen.
After making a furious fourth-quarter rally, the Lady Raiders fell 35-33 to the Lady Bulldogs in the championship contest.
WARNER â€” Behind a strong effort on the defensive end and 18 points from D. Brown and 16 points from Ericka Edwards, the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings rolled past the Connors State College Cowgirls 69-55 on Thursday night.
A late run in the second half proved to be the difference for the 22nd-ranked Connors State Cowboys in their 64-54 win over the Vikings in the second game on Thursday night.
The Poteau High School basketball teams played Stilwell on Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. It was their second of two meetings this season, but thanks to the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association the two schools will meet once more on the hardwood.
Poteau's teams will entertain Stilwell in a Class 4A District Tournament when the playoffs begin in two weeks.
All Class 4A, 3A and 2A district assignments were announced Thursday afternoon by the OSSAA.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had representation in three different events, with at least one wrestler medal in each.
At the Cascia Hall Tournament in Tulsa, three members, Jarrett Lilley, Parker Rosenberg and Riley Rosenberg, participated. Lilley placed first in his division, while Parker Rosenberg was third in his division. Lilley will represent the club at the Junior High State Tournament in Oklahoma City this weekend.
The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2013 circuit Saturday at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 30 boats of anglers who caught 94 fish with a combined weight of 205.08 pounds. The average fish caught weighed 2.18 pounds. There were 13 limits brought to the weigh-in scales.
Kevin Bell and Jesse Patton won the tournament with a total of 13.96 pounds, including Pattonâ€™s big bass winner of four pounds even. The duo pocketed $430, and Patton earned an additional $285 for his big bass winner.