POCOLA â€” The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets got their first win of the season, and in so doing spoiled Pocola's homecoming by winning 46-39 over the Lady Indians on Friday night at the Pocola Gym.
The Lady â€™Jackets led practically the entire game, leading 8-6 after a period, 16-13 at halftime and 23-21 after three quarters.
Arkoma 52, Keota 49: In Arkoma, trailing 39-35 after three periods, the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Lions 17-10 in the final quarter to get the comeback win.
POCOLA â€” The Pocola Indians put a halt to the five-game winning streak of the Cameron Yellowjackets to celebrate homecoming with a 65-31 victory Friday night at the Pocola Gym.
The Indians had a 26-18 halftime lead, but outscored the Yellowjackets 17-0 in the third quarter to take a 53-18 lead into the final period.
Arkoma 63, Keota 52: In Arkoma, the Mustangs led 22-20 after a period and 33-27 at halftime. Then, Arkoma outscored Keota 30-25 in the second half.
Leflore 66, Pittsburg 30: In Pittsburg, the Savages jumped out to an 18-0 lead after a period and were never headed.
HEAVENER â€” Two county schools' basketball teams opened their seasons against one another Friday night when the Talihina squads came calling on the Heavener teams at the Heavener Gym. Both schools can say they had one of their teams win on opening night.
The Wolves withstood a late rally by the Golden Tigers as Heavener beat Talihina 49-46.
The girls game was much the same as the Lady Golden Tigers got out to a double-digit lead in the second half, only to have to hold off a late charge by the Lady Wolves to hang on for a 42-36 victory.
We just got through with the Poteau Freshmen Tournament and the first-ever Green Valley Conference Junior High Tournament last week, and now there's even more tournaments this week.
This week will be the weeklong Eastern Oklahoma State Classic, featuring Arkoma, Bokoshe, Howe, Leflore and Whitesboro, at both EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse and at the Wilburton High School Gym.
The 2012 Choctaw Nation Tournament, featuring host Talihina, Pocola and Wister, will be Thursday through Saturday on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
A total of 17 members of the Poteau Youth Wrestling Club placed in two weekend tournaments.
Of those 17, 15 of them were placers at the Fort Gibson Novice Tournament. Seven of those 15 members won their respective weight divisions.