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Arkoma, Pocola, Leflore, Hodgen boys make it to consolation semifinals; Girls consolation semifinalists are Pocola, Arkoma, Whitesboro, Talihina

January 6, 2012

CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS — Consolation quarterfinals were in the spotlight in Day 3 of the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament. Left, Whitesboro's Joe Smith, front, looks to get past Pocola's Gregg Fann during a boys consolation quarterfinal game Wednesday night at Poteau High School's Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse. PDN Staff Photo by David Seeley

Consolation quarterfinals were in the spotlight on Day 3 of the 2012 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, which is taking place at both Poteau High School's Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse and Pansy Kidd Middle School.
In boys consolation quarterfinal action Wednesday at Sherman Floyd Fieldhouse, Arkoma got past Fanshawe 50-31, Pocola handled Whitesboro 43-27, Leflore beat Bokoshe 48-40 and Hodgen defeated Monroe 42-9.
In girls' consolation quarterfinal games at PKMS, Pocola defeated Leflore 26-16, Arkoma held off Fanshawe 29-28, Whitesboro doubled up Monroe 46-23 and Talihina was too much for Cameron in a 40-6 victory.
Thursday not only saw consolation semifinal games played, but the two games in each bracket to set up Saturday afternoon's fifth-place games — which will be at 2:30 p.m. (girls) and 3:45 p.m. (boys) on Saturday at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Championship semifinals will take place today and tonight at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse. On the girls' side, Howe will play Hodgen at 5 p.m., folllowed by Spiro and host Pansy Kidd Middle School meeting at 6:15 p.m. The winners will play for the championship at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at CASC, while the losers will vie for third place at 5 p.m. Saturday.
On the boys' side, Cameron and Wister will be first up at 7:30 p.m., followed by PKMS and Heavener at 8:45 p.m. The winners will play for the championship at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, while the losers will meet for third place at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.
The first hardware from this year's tournament will be awarded tonight as the consolation champions will be crowned at PKMS, with the girls' consolation championship at 6 p.m. tonight, followed by the boys' consolation title game at 7:15 p.m.
In Wednesday's edition, points for Leflore were incorrectly attributed to a Howe player. Sadie Brown scored the points for the Lady Savages in their 58-10 loss over Howe in Monday's opening-round of the tournament.
In Thursday's edition, in the photograph from Tuesday's Howe-Panama girls quarterfinal game, Howe's Kerstein Hall is at top in the three-player scramble for the loose ball, while teammate Macee Williams is at the bottom right.
The Poteau Daily News regrets the errors.

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