There were few upsets on opening day and night of the 2014 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, which took place at four sites on Monday â€” tournament-host Arkoma, Panama, Pocola and Spiro.
On the boys' side, seven of the top eight seeds were victors. At Arkoma, top-seeded Heavener handled Leflore 49-3 after the Savages beat Bokoshe 34-14 in the play-in game earlier in the day at Panama, while Pocola held off Spiro 31-29.
At Pocola, Talihina's boys were too much for Shady Point in a 53-16 win, which was followed by Monroe's 40-18 victory over Fanshawe and Wister's 42-10 win over Cameron.
At Spiro, Howe's boys got past Hodgen 27-21, while Whitesboro beat Panama 31-21.
The only boys top seed to go down was Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School as the Raiders lost 43-38 to the host Mustangs in Arkoma.
On the girls' side, it was just the same, seven of the top eight seeds pulled off victories. At Arkoma, top-seeded Heavener beat Panama 49-15 after the Lady Razorbacks eliminated Arkoma 51-23 in the play-in game earlier in the day at Panama, Hodgen was too much for Monroe in a 55-35 win and Poteau/PKMS posted a 39-2 win over Leflore.
At Pocola, Howe's girls beat Pocola 49-28, but Fanshawe got the upset of the Bokoshe girls with a 30-25 victory.
At Spiro, Wister's girls defeated Whitesboro 33-16, Talihina beat Cameron 28-13 and Spiro defeated Shady Point 47-11.