Pocola, Colbert girls in driver's seat at Class 2A Regional Tournament

WISTER — In last month's LeFlore County Tournament, the Pocola Lady Indians suffered a 6-0 loss to the Panama Razorbacks. Thursday afternoon in the Class 2A Regional Tournament, it was a different story.The Lady Indians prevailed over the archrival Lady ’Backs by a score of 5-1 in the second opening-round game of the regional.In the first game of the day, the host Wister Lady Wildcats suffered a 1-0 loss to the Colbert Lady Leopards.At press time, Panama (21-14) faced Wister (17-8) in an elimination game, followed by the winner's-bracket final between Pocola (19-9) and Colbert (22-8).The regional will conclude today, with the Panama-Wister winner facing the Pocola-Colbert loser at noon, with the winner playing for the right to go to state against the Pocola-Colbert winner at 2 this afternoon. If a second title game is needed, it will follow at 4 p.m.