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Panama girls, Pocola boys claim Class 2A District Tournament championships; Lady Indians runners-up, while Hogs' season ends

February 21, 2012

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS — The Panama Lady Razorbacks won the Class 2A District Tournament title game Saturday night at the Panama Gym with a 58-49 win over their archrivals, the Pocola Lady Indians. Photo by Shauna Rothermel

PANAMA — Two LeFlore County basketball teams won Class 2A District Tournament titles Saturday night at the Panama Gym.
The host Lady Razorbacks defeated archrival Pocola 58-49, while the Pocola Indians got past the Gore Pirates 63-42 to win in Saturday night's title games.
Both Pocola teams had to stave off elimination on Friday night. The Lady Indians defeated the Gore Lady Pirates 69-51, while the Indians got past their archrivals from Panama 69-51.
The Panama girls and the Pocola teams all advanced to this week's Class 2A Regional Tournament, which will begin Thursday at the Howe Gym.
The Lady Indians will play Wister at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Howe, with the winner having to win Friday night and Saturday afternoon's consolation championship game — both played at Ada's Cougar Activity Center — to make it to next week's Class 2A Area Tournament in Wilburton.
Both the Lady ’Backs and the Indians are just three wins from state. The Lady Razorbacks will meet Howe at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Class 2A Regional Tournament in Howe, with the winner playing for the regional title at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Cougar Activity Center. Thursday's loser will have to win Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon's consolation championship game to advance to the area tournament.
The Indians will meet Wister at 8 p.m. Thursday night in the regional tournament in Howe. The winner will not only play for the regional title at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cougar Activity Center, but will automatically qualify for the Class 2A Area Tournament at the new Wilburton Gym. Thursday night's loser will have to win Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon's consolation championship at Ada to make it to the area tournament.

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