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Most top seeds win on opening night at LeFlore County JH Tournament

January 7, 2014

OPENING NIGHT — Monroe's Mick Rimfield, center, tries to get past Fanshawe's Jacob Martin, left, and Wyatt Heavener, right, during Monday night's game at the Pocola Gym on opening night of the 2014 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament. Trailing the play are, from left, Fanshawe's Bryce Palmer, Monroe's Michael Coggins, Fanshawe's Daniel Ingle, Monroe's Rian Dickson and Noah Coggins. PDN photo by David Seeley

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 — 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.

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