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February 18th, 2014
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians ended the regular season with a big home win over the Howe Lions, posting a 64-60 victory Monday night at the Pocola Gym.
The Indians jumped out to a 12-11 lead after a period, which became a 23-21 halftime advantage and a 42-39 lead going into the final quarter.
Spiro 57, Muldrow 43: Monday night in Muldrow, in a battle of Bulldogs, LeFlore County's canines came out on top.
Spiro jumped out to an 18-6 lead after a period en route to a 35-12 halftime lead.
MULDROW â€” Although the postseason doesn't start until the end of the week, it was a playoff atmosphere here Monday night as it was a battle of Lady Bulldogs to determine the winner of the NOAA Conference for this season. The good news was the LeFlore County female canines brought home the title.
Spiro senior Sarika Willis hit four free throws in the final 40 seconds to help the local Lady Bulldogs beat Muldrow's Lady Bulldogs 53-50. Both teams finished the season at 8-2 in conference play, but Spiro swept the season series from Muldrow to win the tie-breaker and the conference title.
The 2014 season got off to a pretty good start for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings softball team this past weekend. The Lady Vikings went 3-1 in their own festival on their own field, beating Southwestern, Tenn., twice â€” 11-3 and 4-0 â€” as well as beating Allen County, Kan., 5-4. The lone blemish on the weekend was a 15-11 loss Friday afternoon to Coffeyville, Kan.
The Lady Vikings will return to action this afternoon in a 1 p.m. doubleheader against the Bacone College junior varsity in Muskogee.
MULDROW â€” The Poteau Pirates basketball team rebounded from Thursday night's home loss to Stilwell with a 53-42 road win over the Muldrow Bulldogs on Friday night.
The Pirates jumped out to a 13-5 lead after a period and never lost the lead.
Talihina 50, Pocola 48, OT: Saturday afternoon in Talihina, Alan Lockhart's game-winning basket with two seconds left lifted the Golden Tigers to not only the win but the Black Diamond Conference title.
Spiro 55, Cedarville, Ark., 37: Saturday night in Spiro, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 28-11 lead after a period en route to the homecoming victory.
MULDROW â€” The Muldrow Lady Bulldogs used a fourth-quarter rally to down the Poteau Lady Pirates 46-39 Friday night.
Trailing 33-29 after three periods, Muldrow outscored Poteau 17-6 in the final period to get the comeback win.
Pocola 45, Talihina 41: Saturday afternoon in Talihina, the Lady Indians won for the second time in as many days, using an 11-1 final period to rally for the come-from-behind victory.
Spiro 74, Cedarville, Ark., 41: Saturday night in Spiro, the Lady Bulldogs celebrated homecoming with a come-from-behind victory.
The second season, as the high school basketball playoffs are thought of, will be in full swing in LeFlore County as all the teams will be in postseason play.
Classes 4A, 3A and 2A will begin playoffs at the end of this week, while Class A and B teams will be in their regional tournaments. The complete schedule is at the end of this column.
Heavener at Poteau, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Antlers at Talihina, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Class A Regional Tournament at Stuart
Cameron boys vs. Clayton, 3 p.m.; Arkoma vs. Stuart, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Class B Regional Tournaments
The Poteau Pirates wrestling team ended its regular season by losing its Senior Night dual 24-18 to the McAlester Buffaloes on Tuesday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
The good news is the Pirates won three matches by pin â€” Sam Shore at 138 pounds, Khy Mote at 182 and Daylon Brewton at heavyweight.
The Talihina Golden Tigers brought two wrestlers, Domnick Shedd and Caleb Blue, to face a couple of Pirates. Both won by pin.
Two Kilah Cummings free throws with 7.4 seconds left in the game, proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 67-64 win over the Seminole State College Lady Belles Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
A free throw by the Trojans with 13.9 seconds left in the game was the difference for them in their 79-76 win over the Vikings in the second game of Thursday night's doubleheader.
The Poteau High School basketball teams each had early leads against Stilwell in Thursday night's games at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. However, in the end, both locals fell. The Lady Indians withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Lady Pirates to win 89-83, while a cold-shooting stint in the second half spelled doom for the Pirates in their 50-33 loss to the Indians.