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Down to just three teams

February 27, 2013

ECSTATIC EAGLES — Monroe basketball players Katie Foster, left, and Reid Frasher, right, were named to the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools (ORES) State Tournament Division IV All-Tournament Team. Sharing their moment is Casey Hemphill, Monroe coach. Photo by DeLona Farrow

Last weekend was a rough one on LeFlore County high school basketball teams. When we woke up Thursday morning, there were 15 teams left. However, now we’re down to three teams — the Talihina teams and the Spiro Bulldogs.
Only the Golden Tigers are still on the winner’s-bracket side. They will play for the Class 2A Area Tournament title, and a trip to state, Friday night in Wilburton against Preston — which was the team they beat in both the area finals and state finals in 2011 when they won the Class 2A State Tournament.
The Lady Golden Tigers and the ’Dogs have to make state the hard way — win three games in three days.
Playoff Schedule
Thursday
Class 3A Area Tournament
At Byng
Spiro boys vs. Lexington, 8 p.m.
Class 2A Area Tournament
At Wilburton
Talihina girls vs. Silo, 1:30 p.m.
Friday
Class 3A Area Tournament
At Byng
Spiro-Lexington boys winner vs. Sulphur-Antlers winner, 3 p.m.
Class 2A Area Tournament
At Wilburton
Talihina-Silo girls winner vs. Wewoka-Preston winner, 1:30 p.m.
Talihina boys vs. Preston, 8 p.m. (winner to state)
Saturday
Class 3A Area Tournament
At Byng
Spiro boys in Consolation Championship, 8 p.m. (winner to state)
Class 2A Area Tournament
At Wilburton
Talihina girls in Consolation Championship, 6:30 p.m. (winner to state)
Talihina-Preston boys loser in Consolation Championship, 8 p.m. (winner to state)

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