TAHLEQUAH â€” The Howe High School basketball teams guaranteed themselves a spot in next week's Class 2A Area Tournament at the Muskogee Civic Center.
In the regional tournament championship semifinals Thursday night, the Lady Lions rallied to down the Colcord Lady Hornets 55-54, while the Lions clawed the Hornets 73-50.
The Lady Lions will meet Ketchum at 6:30 tonight for the regional title, with the winner putting itself a win away from the Class 2A State Tournament. However, both teams will go, with the loser needing to win three times next week at the area tournament in Muskogee to make state.
The same thing holds true for the Lions, who will play the Pocola Indians for the third time this season in tonight's Class 2A Regional Tournament title game at 8 p.m. The winner will need just one more win to make state, while the loser will need three wins next week to make state.
The Panama Lady Razorbacks eliminated the Wister Lady Wildcats 49-26 in the consolation semifinals Friday afternoon to make it to this afternoon's consolation championship game against Colcord. The winner of this afternoon's 1:30 p.m. consolation title contest will advance to next week's Class 2A Area Tournament in Muskogee.
The Wister teams split their consolation quarterfinals Thursday afternoon. The Lady Wildcats got past the Chouteau-Mazie Lady Wildcats 44-39, but the season ended for the â€™Cats as they fell 67-42 to Chouteau-Mazie.