February 1st, 2012
TALIHINA â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers made it a happy homecoming Friday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium. But it didn't come easy.
The Lady Golden Tigers had to rally from a first-quarter deficit, then go into overtime before disposing of the visiting Stigler Lady Panthers 50-40.
Arkoma def. Webbbers Falls: The Lady Warriors forfeited Monday night's game to the Lady Mustangs.
KINTA â€” For the first time since the opening round of the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament, the Leflore Savages took it on the chin.
Friday night, the Kinta Eagles withstood a late-game rally by the Savages to post a 74-49 victory.
Arkoma def. Webbers Falls: The Warriors forfeited Monday night's game to the Mustangs.
Despite the score being tied at 15-15 at halftime, the Western Oklahoma State College Lady Pioneers were able to outscore the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings by 10 points in the second half to come away with a 49-39 win in the first game on Monday night's Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference contest in Altus.
Too many turnovers for the Vikings proved to be the difference in a 74-50 win for the Pioneers in Monday night's OCAC nightcap.
The Poteau Youth Wrestling Club had lots of representation throughout the state last weekend.
Luke Brooks won his weight class title at the Cushing Open.
The majority of the members competed at the Cascia Hall Tournament in Tulsa, where Dauntay Warren claimed gold in his weight class.
At the Cascia Hall Tournament, Bryson Terry, Ross Johnson and Dada Jones were all runners-up, Race Williams was third and Jarrett Lilley and Brandon Hartley were fourth.
When a team is the host for an event, that team would like to have some success in front of the home fans. The Poteau Pirates wrestling team did a pretty good job of accomplishing that goal this past weekend.
Two Pirates won titles and eight total wrestlers placed at the 2012 Maverick Conference Tournament at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
In the high school division, Poteau's Tyler Tustin won the 132-pound title. After being second best in last year's conference tournament, coming in first made the weekend complete.
SALLISAW â€” The Poteau High School basketball teams split their road games Friday night against Sallisaw's teams.
The Pirates made the Black Diamonds walk the plank in a 39-26 victory, but the Lady Black Diamonds mined a 51-32 win over the Lady Pirates.
ARKOMA â€” The Howe High School basketball teams got a sweep of the Arkoma squads Friday night at the Arkoma Gym.
The Lady Lions had a tussle for about 2.5 quarters before using their 14 3-point baskets to enable them to pull away for a 72-49 win over the Lady Mustangs.
In the boys' game, the Lions proved to be too much for the Mustangs as Howe beat Arkoma 57-34.