I hope you all had as much fun as I did last week at the 81st LeFlore County Tournament. I knew this could have its share of upsets, good games and some history was made â€” all of which happened.
For the second straight year, an 11th-seeded team upset a sixth-seed team when the Pocola girls knocked off Bokoshe.
For the first time in 11 years, a LeFlore County Tournament title is coming to Poteau High School. The Poteau Lady Pirates won their first county title since 2002 as they defeated Talihina Lady Golden Tigers 42-31 in Saturday night's finals at the Spiro High School gym.
Both teams reached Saturday night's title games with semifinal wins Friday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium in Talihina. Poteau romped past Panama 60-29, while Talihina beat Howe 67-57 in rematch of last year's girls title game â€” which was won by Howe.
TALIHINA â€” It will be a rematch of last seasonâ€™s title tonight at the Spiro High School gym when the 81st LeFlore County Tournament comes to a close.
The Spiro Bulldogs, last seasonâ€™s county champions, handled the Heavener Wolves 62-48 in one championship semifinal on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium.
Last yearâ€™s runners-up, the Poteau Pirates, got past the Talihina Golden Tigers 40-38 in the other semifinal.
The Bulldogs and the Pirates will meet at 8 p.m. Saturday in Spiro for the title.