Poteau boys keep season alive for one more day, handle Checotah team

ROLAND — There will be at least one more game for the Poteau Pirates basketball team.The Pirates staved off elimination with as 45-36 win over the Checotah Wildcats in the Class 4A Regional Tournament Thursday afternoon.The Pirates (10-15) will play Broken Bow at 8 p.m. tonight in the consolation semifinals in Sallisaw. The winner of tonight's game will play for the consolation championship — and a trip to next week's Class 4A Area Tournament in Muskogee — at 3 p.m. Saturday, also in Sallisaw.