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Friday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup

February 3, 2014

IN THE NICK OF TIME — Howe's Nick Smallwood, front center, takes a shot over Wister's Adrian Gonzales, center right, as Wister's Caleb Moore, left, Howe's Zack Jones, center left, and Wister's Sergio Nova watch during Friday night's game at the Wister Gym. Photo by Holly Cooper

WISTER — The Howe Lions used a strong second quarter to break open a close game to earn a 53-35 road win over the Wister Wildcats on Friday night at the Wister Gym.
The Lions, trailing 7-6 after a period, outscored the Wildcats 18-6 in the second quarter to take a 24-17 halftime lead. Then, the Lions outscored the ’Cats in the second half 29-18 to secure the road victory.
Panama 67, Bokoshe 55: In Panama, the Razorbacks rallied from a 37-29 halftime deficit by outscoring the Tigers in the second half 38-18 to get the come-from-behind victory.
Arkoma 71, Keota 39: In Arkoma, the Mustangs jumped out to a 26-17 lead after a period to take control of the game.
Cameron 58, McCurtain 43: In Cameron, the Yellowjackets jumped out to an 18-11 lead after a quarter en route to a 42-25 halftime advantage.
Leflore 48, Haileyville 44: In Leflore, the Savages jumped out to a 14-8 lead after a period en route to a 25-15 halftime advantage.
The Warriors tried to rally in the second half, outscoring the Savages 29-24 but coming up short.
Pocola 62, Wilburton 59: In Pocola, the Indians, trailing 15-8 after a period, outscored the Diggers 18-10 in the second quarter to take a 26-25 halftime lead. Then, Pocola outscored Wilburton 36-34 in the second half to preserve the win.
Spiro 60, Sallisaw 37: In Spiro, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 19-7 lead after a period and never looked back.
Whitesboro 78, Battiest 32: In Whitesboro, the Bulldogs clawed their way to a 19-12 lead after a period, then outscored the Panthers 59-20 the rest of the way to win going away.
Talihina 53, Stigler 31: In Stigler, the Golden Tigers jumped out to an 18-7 lead after a period to take control of the contest.
Hartshorne 75, Heavener 61: In Heavener, the Miners, leading 45-43 after three periods, won going away as they outscored the Wolves in the final period 30-18.
Editor's note: Monday night's Arkoma game at Keota was canceled due to bad weather. The game has been tentatively rescheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday.

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