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February 17th, 2015
Weâ€™ll be in full-blown high school basketball playoff mode beginning on Thursday as the 23 remaining LeFlore County teams will be in postseason mode. Class A and B regional tournaments will begin on Thursday, loserâ€™s-bracket action in the afternoon and winnerâ€™s-bracket contests at night.
The Class 2A playoffs will begin Friday night with elimination games in district tournaments at Howe, Talihina and Haworth as all losers will be ousted from the postseason parade. District titles games will be on Saturday night, with both teams advancing to the following weekâ€™s regional tournaments.
The Class B playoffs could not have started any better for the Leflore High School basketball teams than they did Saturday night on Nadine Carpenter Court. Both Leflore teams beat Bokoshe's squads to win the Class B District Tournament.
The Lady Savages got past the Lady Tigers 62-50, while the Savages were too much for the depleted Tigers in a 73-24 victory.
All four teams will advance to this week's Class B Regional Tournament at Calvin on Thursday and Wilburton on Friday and Saturday.
It was bound to happen sooner or later â€” Mother Nature was going to win out one at least one basketball night this season.
Due to late Sunday/early Monday morning wintry precipitation, all of tonightâ€™s basketball games were canceled.
The Carl Albert State College road games against Murray State will take place at 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday at MSCâ€™s Beames Fieldhouse in Tishomingo.
Tonightâ€™s Wilburton-Panama games were rescheduled for 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Panama Gym.
ARKOMA â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets captured Class A District Tournament titles Saturday night at the Arkoma Gym. The Lady Mustangs beat the Keota Lady Lions 68-49, while the â€™Jackets got past the homestanding Mustangs 64-45. All four teams advance to this week's Class A Regional Tournament at Antlers on Thursday and Kiowa on Friday and Saturday.
In Friday night's elimination game, the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets and the Keota Lions saw their seasons end. The Lady â€™Jackets fell 40-23 to Keota, while the Lions suffered a 55-50 loss to Arkoma.
Alan Callahan is the lucky individual who won the first-ever grand prize package for the Poteau Daily Newsâ€™ Pigskin Picks Contest, which was awarded this year for the first time.
Callahan was selected based upon having the most wins during the season, seven. That was two more than Robert Swinford, who had five.
Callahanâ€™s grand prize was a $50 check and a gift certificate at Genoâ€™s Pizza.
The Poteau Daily News will return with an even bigger Pigskin Picks Contest package for the 2015 season, which will begin in late August/early September. Look for details as the season gets closer.
The Wister High School basketball teams celebrated Senior Night with a pair of wins over Panama on Thursday night at the Wister Gym.
The Wildcats capped the evening with a 90-60 rout of the Razorbacks, while the Lady â€˜Cats began the night with a 55-46 victory over the Lady Razorbacks.