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.
WISTER â€” The first teams to claim some hardware in the 81st LeFlore County Tournament did so on Thursday at the Wister High School gym.
The tournament-host Wister Wildcats and the Bokoshe Lady Tigers won their consolation championship contests. Wisterâ€™s boys downed the Arkoma Mustangs 68-55, while Bokosheâ€™s girls handled the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs 52-30.