KETCHUM â€” Not even a second is what separated the homestanding Ketchum Warriors from making it to tonight's Class 2A Regional Tournament title game against the Howe Lions.
Instead, a Ketchum player missed a free throw with one-tenth of a second left, and the Pocola Indians got the rebound and escaped with a 65-64 victory in Thursday night's regional championship semifinal.
The Indians will get their third game this season against the Lions at 8 tonight at Tahlequah High School in the regional finals. The winner will be a win from making the Class 2A State Tournament, while the loser will also make next week's area tournament at the Muskogee Civic Center but has to win three games in three days to make state.
The news wasn't as good for the Panama Lady Razorbacks, who lost a heartbreaking 49-46 contest to the host Lady Warriors in the regional championship semifinals.