HOLDENVILLE â€” There will be at least one more game for the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs this basketball season. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Varnum Lady Whippets 45-33 in Saturday afternoon's consolation championship game at the Class B Regional Tournament at Moss High School.
The Lady Bulldogs (16-11) will play Caney at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Class B Area Tournament in Kingston.
However, the news was not as good for the Bulldogs, who lost a heartbreaking 63-54 overtime loss to the host Pirates Friday night in the consolation semifinals to end their season at 10-18.
WILBURTON â€” The seasons came to an end for the Arkoma Lady Mustangs and the Cameron Yellowjackets Saturday afternoon in the consolation championship game in the Class A Regional Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.
The Lady Mustangs lost 53-40 to the Allen Lady Mustangs in the girls' consolation title game, then the â€™Jackets' valliant comeback fell short in a 50-47 loss to the Boswell Scorpions.
OKLAHOMA CITY â€” Coming off an emotional overtime win Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets, it would have been no surprise if the Oklahoma City Thunder came out a little flat against the New Orleans Hornets Monday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. This wasnâ€™t the case, however, as the Thunder took a 60-38 lead at the break and cruised to a 101-93 victory.
For the second straight season, there will be two Poteau Pirate wrestlers at the Class 4A State Tournament.
At Saturday's Class 4A Regional Tournament in Cleveland, Okla., Poteau's Tyler Tustin and Kaydon Evans qualified for this weekend's state tournament at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena.
Tustin, who won state a season ago, won the regional title at 132 pounds, while Evans â€” who came out midseason â€” battled his way back to be third at 138 pounds.
The good news Saturday night at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse was that the Poteau Lady Pirates claimed their second straight Class 4A District Tournament title, but the not-so-good news was the Pirates suffered a loss.
The Lady Pirates won their second straight district title with a 59-45 win over the Hilldale Lady Hornets. However, in the nightcap, the Hornets were able to make it a split with the two schools as they defeated the Pirates 59-49.
WARNER â€” The Talihina Lady Golden Tigers took the first step in a four-game postseason winning streak to the Class 2A State Tournament in fine fashion Saturday night as they defeated the host Warner Lady Eagles 54-20 to win the district tournament.
The Lady Golden Tigers are now just three wins away from the Class 2A State Tournament. They will face Hulbert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Warner, with another win putting them into not only Saturday night's regional title game but automatically qualifying them for next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym.
STROUD â€” The Bokoshe Lady Tigers suffered their first Class B playoff loss of the season Saturday night as they lost the title game of the Class B Regional Tournament 52-34 to the Deer Creek-Lamont (DCLA) Lady Eagles.
The Lady Tigers still advanced to this week's Class B Area Tournament in Cleveland, Okla., since they are the regional runners-up. Bokoshe will play Burlington at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with wins needed in that game as well as Friday and Saturday afternoon's consolation championship game to make next week's Class B State Tournament.
PANAMA â€” Two LeFlore County basketball teams won Class 2A District Tournament titles Saturday night at the Panama Gym.
The host Lady Razorbacks defeated archrival Pocola 58-49, while the Pocola Indians got past the Gore Pirates 63-42 to win in Saturday night's title games.
Both Pocola teams had to stave off elimination on Friday night. The Lady Indians defeated the Gore Lady Pirates 69-51, while the Indians got past their archrivals from Panama 69-51.
The Panama girls and the Pocola teams all advanced to this week's Class 2A Regional Tournament, which will begin Thursday at the Howe Gym.