VAN BUREN, Ark. â€” A combination of turnovers and a poor-shooting game spelled doom for the Poteau Lady Pirates in their season opener Tuesday afternoon in the Citizens Bank Classic as they lost 59-35 to Shiloh Christian in the opening round.
The Lady Pirates (0-1) got a bye into Saturday afternoon's consolation championship.
Bokoshe 79, Kinta 36: In Kinta, one night after a struggling-but-winning performance at Cameron, the Lady Tigers (3-0) were in rare form Tuesday night. Bokoshe jumped out to a 24-9 lead after one period and never looked back.
Two LeFlore County schools' basketball teams will open their 2011-12 seasons against one another tonight.
The Heavener teams will visit the Spiro squads for games at 6:30 p.m. (girls) and 8 p.m. (boys) at the Spiro Gym.
The Panama High School basketball teams will be among the final LeFlore County teams to begin their 2011-12 season tonight when they entertain their archrivals from Pocola, with the girls' game at 6:30 p.m. and the boys' contest at 8 p.m.
WARNER â€” Behind dominating play on both ends of the floor, the Connors State College Cowboys won 81-51 over the Carl Albert State College Vikings in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference Tuesday night.
Behind a 20-point halftime lead, the Cowgirls won 88-54 over the Lady Vikings in the opening game on Tuesday night.
The next games for the Lady Vikings will be this weekend in the Lady Viking Classic in Hillsboro, Mo. They will play Southeastern Illinois at 7 p.m. Saturday and the Maryville (Mo.) University junior varsity at noon Sunday.
The Spiro Bulldogs and the Heavener Wolves were local winners on the opening-round of the Poteau Freshmen Tournament Monday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse.
On the boys' side, Spiro defeated host Poteau 49-34, while Heavener knocked off Muldrow 45-28.
However, both local girls' teams in action suffered opening-round losses. Muldrow beat Heavener beat 33-27, while Wilburton edged Wister 31-26.
Tuesday's final day of opening-round action saw Roland meet Sallisaw, while Stigler played Fort Gibson in boys' games. In girls' contests, Howe faced Roland and host Poteau played Fort Gibson.
CAMERON â€” Thanks to a late fourth-quarter run, the Bokoshe Lady Tigers were able to withstand the upset bid by the Cameron Lady Yellowjacket to post a 42-40 victory Monday night at the Cameron Gym to spoil Cameron's homecoming.
However, the homestanding â€™Jackets celebrated homecoming with a 64-24 win over the Tigers.
BATTIEST â€” The Whitesboro High School basketball teams split their first games back from Thanksgiving Break Monday night with Battiest.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Panthers 25-17, but the â€™Dogs lost 58-40 to the Panthers.
The Poteau High School basketball teams began their seasons on Tuesday. Now, it's the wrestlers' turn.
The Pirates will begin their 2011-12 season at 7 p.m. Thursday in Glenpool before going to the two-day Jay Border Wars, which will begin at 2 p.m. Friday.