February 8th, 2012
ARKOMA â€” Thanks to a strong second half, the Arkoma Lady Mustangs ended the regular season in fine fashion with a 64-48 win over the Wister Lady Wildcats Monday night at the Arkoma Gym.
Down 23-20 at halftime, the Lady Mustangs opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 28-23 lead.
The Lady Wildcats cut the deficit to two points on two occasions, the last time at 45-43 with about four minutes left in the third quarter. But that was as close as Wister got.
Arkoma went on a 15-0 run to take a 58-43 lead with 2:28 remaining in the period.
PANAMA â€” Just one week ago, the Panama Razorbacks lost 53-34 to the Cameron Yellowjackets at the Cameron Gym. Monday night, the Hogs avenged that loss at the Panama Gym.
Thanks to a strong third quarter, the Razorbacks upset the â€™Jackets 59-51.
Trailing 26-20 at halftime, the Hogs outscored the Yellowjackets in the third quarter by 10 points, 23-13 â€” which gave Panama a 43-39 lead going into the final period.
Loren Dale Mannon, 59, of Poteau died Monday, Jan. 30, in Poteau.Â Services are pending with Evans & Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.
The Poteau High School basketball teams had their â€śPink Out Gamesâ€ť for breast cancer awareness Friday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. They were also hoping to â€śpink outâ€ť the Stilwell Lady Indians and Indians, but the visitors had other ideas.
Stilwell's teams made it a sweep of Poteau as the Indians prevailed 44-33 over the Pirates after the Lady Indians beat the Lady Pirates 40-25.
WHITESBORO â€” The Leflore Savages ended their regular season on a high note as they defeated the Whitesboro Bulldogs 65-53 Friday night at the Whitesboro Gym.
The Savages jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one period, but saw the Bulldogs take a 24-21 lead at halftime thanks to a 17-8 second quarter.
However, Leflore took control of the game with 23-6 third period to take a 44-30 lead into the final quarter.
Cameron 66, Arkoma 45: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets only led the Mustangs by a single point at 13-12 after the first eight minutes.
CAMERON â€” The Arkoma Lady Mustangs ended the week in fine fashion with a 68-47 victory over the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets Friday night at the Cameron Gym.
The Lady Mustangs, who bounced back from a rough loss Thursday night at Keota, led 15-10 after one period and slowly kept increasing their lead from there.
Howe 51, Bokoshe 40: In Howe, the Lady Lions had a 26-20 halftime lead on the Lady Tigers, but Howe outscored Wister 19-11 in the third quarter to take a 45-31 lead into the final period.
It's hard to believe the playoffs are here. It just seems like we started the season just a while back.
But for the five LeFlore County schools in Classes A (Arkoma and Cameron) and B (Bokoshe, Leflore and Whitesboro), the playoffs will begin Friday and Saturday in district tournaments. The complete schedule is listed at the end of this column.
Class 2A, 3A and 4A District Tournaments will not begin until the end of next week. The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association threw some unexpected match-ups for district tournaments.
Jason Willhite, 39, of Barling, Ark, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.Â Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Cameron. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Spiro.
A safety meeting held
involving county elected
officials, law enforcement
and safety personnel concluded
with a unanimous
decision to increase security
inside the LeFlore County
In the past, the courthouse
employed a full time
deputy for security through
special funds incurred
through the collection of
fines and costs. Due to a
decrease in collection of
fines the position was
restructured to guarantee
security present during protective
order court dockets
and high risk court proceedings