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Howe girls edge Spiro, but Bulldogs tame Lions in Panama Holiday Festival; Panama teams split with Acorn with Hogs winning in OT; Lady Lions' coach gets 300th coaching victory with Thursday afternoon's win

December 30, 2011

AND JUST WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING? — Howe's Tori Kellogg, right, defends against Spiro's Kanisha Hutchinson during Thursday afternoon's game in the Panama Holiday Festival. PDN Staff Photo by David Seeley

PANAMA — Each of the three LeFlore County schools whose basketball teams took part in the 2011 Panama Holiday Festival got a victory on Thursday, which was the second, and final, day of the two-day event.
The Howe Lady Lions, the top seed in the 2012 LeFlore County Tournament, defeated the Spiro Lady Bulldogs, the ’12 LCT's No. 2 seed, 40-37, but the Bulldogs handled the Lions 79-64.
The host Panama teams split their games with Acorn, Ark. The Hogs defeated the Tigers 77-70 in overtime, but the Lady Tigers tamed the Lady ’Backs 63-48.
The Lady Lions' victory gave Howe Girls Coach Chris Brown his 300th victory.
In Thursday's edition, a Spiro Bulldog basketball player was misidentified in both the story about Day 1 of the Panama Holiday Festival and in the photograph of the Spiro-Acorn game. The Spiro player is Timothy Perry, who scored four points in Spiro's 69-33 victory.
The Poteau Daily News regrets the error.

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