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January 9th, 2013
There will be a new girls county championship team as the Wister Lady Wildcats knocked off last year's champions, the Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders 21-18 Tuesday afternoon in the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Basketball Tournament at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The 2013 tournament's top-seeded girls team, the Howe Lady Lions, advanced with a 25-14 victory over Talihina, while the fifth-seeded Monroe Lady Eagles upset fourth-seeded Heavener 30-28.
MONROE â€” The Spiro Lady Bulldogs, who are seeded 10th in the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, are quickly becoming the Cinderellas this season's annual event.
For the second straight day, the Lady Bulldogs pulled off an upset. After knocking off No. 7 Bokoshe on Monday afternoon at the Monroe gym, they returned to the same site and did likewise in posting a 33-29 victory over second-seeded Hodgen in the championship quarterfinals.
The three other games here were boys quarterfinals, and the two top-seeded teams posted wins.
The Poteau Pirates wrestling team resumed dual action Tuesday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse as they handled both the Talihina Golden Tigers (60-12) and Fort Smith (Ark.) Southside (57-24).
Southside won the middle dual, 42-18 over Talihina.
The Pirates will return to action with a road dual against Tahlequah beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Poteau Wrestler Places at Cushing
Poteauâ€™s Tyler Tustin was third at 138 pounds in this past weekendâ€™s Cushing Tournament.
Despite getting 21 points from Adrion Webber, it wasnâ€™t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their 83-73 loss to the Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers in the second game of Monday nightâ€™s action at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite getting 18 points from former Heavener Lady Wolf Skylar Cooper, the Lady Vikings fell 91-73 to the Lady Mountaineers.
The CASC teams will return to action Thursday night at home as they will entertain Redlands Community College at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. The womenâ€™s contest will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the menâ€™s game at 8 p.m.
MUSKOGEE â€” The Spiro High School basketball teams bounced back from their losses Friday night in Poteau with wins on Monday in the 2013 Bedouin Shrine Classic.
The Bulldogs clawed Summit Christian 78-59, while the Lady Bulldogs were too much for Porter Consolidated in a 53-17 rout.
The â€™Dogs will play Oktaha, a 71-29 winner over Graham (Weleetka), at 6 p.m. Friday in the championship semifinals at Muskogee High School.
RED OAK â€” It was a rough start to the week for the Wister High School basketball teams as they suffered a pair of losses to Red Oak on Monday night at C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse.
The Lady Eagles began the night with a 60-41 victory over the Lady Wildcats, then the Eagles soared over the â€™Cats by a score of 72-31.
WISTER â€” While there was an upset on opening day of the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, that upset didn't happen at the Wister High School gym.
All the top seeds in action at the home of the Wildcats all were victorious on Day 1.
On the boys side, the top-seeded Wister Wildcats clawed the Bokoshe Tigers 56-27, and the Spiro Bulldogs did likewise to the Panama Razorbacks by the score of 43-21.
Girls winners on Monday were No. 2 Hodgen, No. 6 Wister and No. 8 Talihina. The second-seeded Lady Bulldogs had little problems in defeating the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 39-12.