Arkoma, Bokoshe, Howe, Panama girls win in GVC openers on Tuesday night

BOKOSHE — The Arkoma Lady Mustangs, the host Bokoshe Lady Tigers, the Howe Lady Lions and the Panama Lady Razorbacks posted opening-round victories in the 2013 Green Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.The Lady Mustangs corraled the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 75-50, the Lady Tigers got past the Wister Lady Wildcats 57-46, Howe routed Keota 82-39 in a battle of Lady Lions and the Lady ’Backs beat the Cameron Lady Yellowjackets 56-25.The championship semifinals will be Friday night, with Arkoma (3-0) meeting Bokoshe (1-1) at 7 p.m. and Howe (7-0) and Panama (2-1) playing at 8:30 p.m. The winners will play for the title at 7 p.m. Saturday at Panama, while the losers will play at the same place at 2 p.m.McCurtain and Wister (3-5) will play in one consolation semifinal at 4 p.m. Friday, while Keota and Cameron (2-4) will play in the other consolation semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The two winners will meet for the consolation championship at 11 a.m. Saturday in Panama.Boys action got underway Wednesday night and continued into Thursday at Bokoshe Tigers Fieldhouse.