Behind 16 points from Jaymere Hadden and great defense, the Carl Albert State College Vikings won 51-50 over the Seminole State College Trojans in an Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference Game Thursday night at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
In the opener, Oulaymatou Coulibaly's 20 points proved to be the difference for the Seminole State College Lady Belles in their 62-57 win over the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings.
The good news was the Carl Albert State College softball team got its first win of the season Thursday afternoon in the first game of a home doubleheader against Crowder, Mo. The bad news was that a rough inning doomed the Lady Vikings in the nightcap.
After winning the opener 5-4, the Lady Vikings dropped Game 2 by a score of 13-6 to Crowder.
The Lady Vikings will play in the two-day Murray State College Festival, which began Friday and will end today.
The Most Valuable Player of these two games between the Poteau and Heavener soccer teams in Thursday night's scrimmages at Costner Stadium was the powerful north winds. At times the winds blew so hard it added some wicked English on shots that went across the field.
In the boys' game, with the air stream at their backs, the Pirates scored five second-half goals and won the game 5-0.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Growing up a Los Angeles Lakers fan, Thursday nightâ€™s game was kind of hard to watch. In one way, I couldnâ€™t lose because I liked both teams. But then either way one of my teams was going to lose.
I first remember watching the Lakers play in the 1980 NBA Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Magic Johnson played all five positions on the floor that game as the Lakers pulled out the Game 6 victory, and secured the NBA Championship that year.
Class 4A Regional Tournament at Sallisaw
Poteau girls vs. Broken Bow, 1:30 p.m.
Poteau boys vs. Broken Bow, 8 p.m.
Class 3A Regional Tournament at Carl Albert State College
Spiro boys vs. Antlers, 3 p.m.
Class 2A Regional Tournaments
At Ada High School's Cougar Activity Center
Panama girls vs. Haworth, 1:30 p.m.
Pocola boys vs. Rattan, 3 p.m.
Wister girls vs. Rattan, 6:30 p.m.
Talihina boys vs. Crowder, 8 p.m.
For the second straight year, the last weekend of February will see two Poteau High School wrestlers participating at the Class 4A State Tournament, which will be today and Saturday at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City.
Tyler Tustin (44-1), who won the state title at 130 pounds last season, will be at 132 pounds, and he will face McLoud's Josh Mouser (36-5) in the opening round today.
ROLAND â€” There will be at least one more game for the Poteau Pirates basketball team.
The Pirates staved off elimination with as 45-36 win over the Checotah Wildcats in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.
The Pirates (10-15) will play Broken Bow at 8 p.m. tonight in the consolation semifinals in Sallisaw. The winner of tonight's game will play for the consolation championship â€” and a trip to next week's Class 4A Area Tournament in Muskogee â€” at 3 p.m. Saturday, also in Sallisaw.
HEAVENER â€” The Class 3A basketball playoff runs for the Heavener High School teams ended Thursday afternoon on their home court.
The Atoka Lady Wampus Cats eliminated the Lady Wolves 47-44, while the Cats then beat the Wolves 56-52 to end their season in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at the Heavener Gym.
The Lady Wolves end the season at 8-17, while the Wolves finish the year at 9-15.