Despite getting 14 points from Myeisha Williams and 13 points from Ashala Watson, it wasn't enough for the Carl Albert State College Lady Vikings in their 74-57 loss Friday night to the homestanding Mineral Area College in the opener of the Mineral Area Classic in Park Hills, Mo.
The Lady Vikings will return to action today at 2 this afternoon against Vincennes University in the second and final game of the Mineral Area Classic.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Kevin Durant scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Serge Ibaka added 25 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to its third victory in a row and a 4-2 record to start the season. Detroit kept the game close for about three quarters, but OKC finally pushed ahead late and cruised for the easy 105-94 victory Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder extended its 49-42 lead at halftime with a 12-5 run to begin the second half to take a 61-47 lead at the 7:41 mark.
WHITESBORO â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams were trying to get their first victories of the new basketball season Thursday night at the Whitesboro Gym. They were successful.
The Bulldogs ended the sweep of the Leflore High School teams with a 61-43 win over the Savages.
The Lady Bulldogs began the night with a 51-14 victory over the Lady Savages.
Sunday Couple Scrambles at Wolf Ridge Golf Course will take place at 2 p.m. Sundays. The entry fee is $15 per person for the nine-hole weekly event. For additional information, call (918) 647-2582.
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A basketball tournament will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Spiro Gym for grades three through six for both boys and girls. There is a three-game guarantee.
The entry fee is $100 per team.
For additional information, call (918) 471-9518 or (479) 414-0458.
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TALIHINA â€” Two seasons ago, the Talihina Golden Tigers were one of the favorites to win the Class 2A state title on the gridiron, but that playoff run was abruptly halted by a heartbreaking loss to Colcord in the second round of the playoffs at Doc Robinson Stadium.
Last year, a five-game losing streak to end the season kept the Golden Tigers from being a playoff team.
Now, after a drop back into Class A and opening the season 8-0, the Golden Tigers find themselves back into the postseason parade.
PANAMA â€” When they were freshmen, sophomores and juniors, success was hard to come by for two Panama Razorback football players â€” quarterback Trevor Bourne and running back/defensive lineman Jacob Vick. During their sophomore season in 2010, the Hogs went 0-10. Finally, Panama's 17-game losing streak was snapped in a Week 8 victory over archrival Pocola in 2011.
POCOLA â€” It's been five years since the Pocola Indians have had a playoff game (2007). The current seniors were in middle school.
Now, those senior Indians will get the chance to end their high school football careers in the postseason.
The Indians will hit the road tonight to face the sixth-ranked Stroud Tigers for a 7:30 p.m. Class 2A playoff opener.
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To Get There â€” Take Oklahoma State Highway 9 west, past Sunset Corner, to U.S. Highway 59. Take U.S. 59 north to Sallisaw. Take Interstate 40 west to Exit 200 (Seminole-Prague exit). Take Oklahoma State Highway 99 north to Stroud.
SPIRO â€” Two years ago, the Spiro Bulldogs football team got to the Class 3A state quarterfinals before losing to Oklahoma City Heritage Hall. Unfortunately for senior Jermaine Jimmerson, he did not get to participate in that postseason due to breaking his leg in that season opener against Panama.
After the â€™Dogs failed to make the playoffs last year, they are returning to postseason play beginning tonight. No one is happier about that than Jimmerson.
On Halloween night, we all went trick-or-treating in the Woods Addition. At the Repass house, Kevin and Val had a fire going, and they were making and handing out fresh s'mores along with their other Halloween candy. It was awesome. By the way, guys, I did go into your house and got a bottle of water. All that walking and talking to all those people made me so thirsty. Thanks again, guys.
I don't know how many different families I walked with because I lost my family in the crowd.