Getting a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds from Kilah Cummings proved to be the difference for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 78-65 win over the Connors State College Cowgirls on Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Despite getting 19 points, including five 3-point baskets from Derek Mack, it wasnâ€™t enough for Vikings in their 87-66 loss to the sixth-nationally ranked Cowboys in Thursday nightâ€™s nightcap.
Four teams will have a chance for some hardware, but only two teams will succeed in the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament.
Todayâ€™s fifth-place games at Spiro saw their match-ups set with wins Wednesday at the Howe Gym as the Wister Wildcats and the Whitesboro Bulldogs, along with the Pocola Lady Indians and the Leflore Lady Savages, will vie for fifth-place trophies today.
The â€˜Cats survived, but barely, as they outlasted the LCT host Howe Lions 49-47. The â€™Dogs rallied in the final quarter to down the Heavener Wolves 39-34.
Both Panama teams as well as the Cameron Yellowjackets and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers reached Thursdayâ€™s consolation finals with Wednesday night wins in the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament at Carl Albert State Collegeâ€™s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
The Razorbacks got past the Arkoma Mustangs 56-52, while the Yellowjackets withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Pocola Indians to post a 51-46 victory.
On the girlsâ€™ side, the Lady Razorbacks beat the Talihina Golden Tigers 40-25, while the Lady Tigers defeated the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 55-49.
Last Friday, I finally had surgery on my knee at The River Valley Orthopedic Hopsital in Fort Smith, Ark. This facility is so nice. The cafeteria is beyond first class, and I was so surprised by the food.
But, back to my knee surgery. Dr. Steve Smith did the surgery, and he was such a great guy â€” I really liked him a lot.
The Poteau High School basketball teamsâ€™ Pink-Out Games will be Tuesday against Spiro at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, with the girlsâ€™ game at 6:30 p.m. and the boysâ€™ contest at 8 p.m.
There will be baked goods for sale with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
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The second annual Hungry Like the Wolf 5k/10k fun run/walk and two-mile walk will take place beginning at noon Feb. 21 at Blues Park in Heavener. Race-day registration and packet pick-up will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Packets may also be picked up from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at Heavener High School.
Four teams punched their ticket to the championship semifinals of the 83rd LeFlore County Tournament on Day 2 of the event at the Howe Gym.
The Howe Lady Lions, the top seed, had little problem with the Wister Lady Wildcats in a 74-26 victory, while second-seeded Arkoma got past Pocola 44-35.
The two boys games at this site were nailbiters. The Poteau Pirates survived an upset bid by the host Howe Lions to post a 47-46 victory, while the Spiro Bulldogs did likewise with the Heavener Wolves as the â€™Dogs prevailed 28-26 in a low-scoring affair.
For the first time in three seasons, the Poteau Lady Pirates will not win the county tournament.
After winning the 81st and 82nd LeFlore County tournaments, the Lady Piratesâ€™ bid for a three-peat got derailed by Carleigha Thompson and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs as they posted a 66-57 victory in the championship quarterfinals Tuesday night at the Wister Gym.
The other game at this site saw the boysâ€™ top seed, the Talihina Golden Tigers, prove to be too much for the homestanding Wister Wildcats as they prevailed 64-39.