November 28th, 2012
A 27-14 lead at halftime proved to be the difference for the No. 1 ranked South Plains, Texas,Â in its 61-47 win over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in their second and final game of the Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday afternoon in Plano, Texas.
After an enjoyable week free from high school basketball last week due to the Thanksgiving break, it's now time to get hot and heavy into some serious hoops.
Four schools â€” Heavener, Panama, Pocola and Talihina â€” will begin their seasons this week, and Poteau and Spiro will do so next week.
Bokoshe at Cameron, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
McCurtain at Leflore, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Stigler at Pocola, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Battiest at Whitesboro, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Arkoma at Gans, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Howe at Panola, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Indianola at Whitesboro, 6:30 and 8 p.m.
The 2012-13 basketball seasons will begin tonight for the Pocola Lady Indians and Indians at home against Stigler. The girls will tip off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 8 p.m.
Editor's note â€” Look for their season-preview stories to appear as more LeFlore County teams' season openers approach â€” and their preseason information is received. Any coach who needs a questionnaire sent to them, call sports editor David Seeley at (918) 647-3188 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wow!! I did not write a column last week, but what about the Sooners and the victories they have had the last two weeks. I know they were very ugly wins, but I only have one thing to say about that â€” I would rather win ugly than lose ugly. I am of the belief that the game against Texas Christian is going to be the same kind of game.
Behind 17 points from Rolandâ€™s Ericka Edwards and 12 points from Heavenerâ€™s Skylar Cooper,Â the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings won their opener in the Marcus Harvey Invitational tournament in Kansas City, Mo., 75-61 over Lewis and Clark Community College of Godfrey, Ill., on Friday afternoon.
Despite getting 16 points from Jaymere Hadden,Â it wasnâ€™t enough for the Carl Albert State College Vikings as they couldnâ€™t overcome a seven-point deficit at halftime and fell 52-47 to host Collin County College in the opening game of the Thanksgiving Classic on Friday night in Plano, Texas.
TALIHINA â€” Talihinaâ€™s season came to a close at the Doc Robinson Stadium on Friday night as the Cashion Wildcats used a first-quarter salvo and a fourth-quarter knockout punch to defeat the Tigers 42-24.
Eual Dillon, 95, of Pocola died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Spiro. Burial will be in Woodlawn park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark.
Amy Lynn Rains Childs, 40, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Fort Smith.Â
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Evans Chapel of Memories in Poteau.Â Burial will be in LeFlore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Evans and Miller Funeral home.
Memorial services for Barbara Nelson, 79, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Asbury United Methodist Church Mason Chapel in Broken Arrow. The Rev. Tom Harrison will officiate.
Barbara Ann Nelson was born on Sept. 26, 1933, in Springfield, o., the daughter of Dr. James Leroy and Mamie (Lance) Baker. Barbara died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.