Poteau boys suffer loss to Harrison to begin tourney; Pirates played Ashdown in consolation semifinals on Friday, with a win giving them a shot at consolation title this afternoon

HARRISON, Ark. — The Poteau Pirates basketball team opened the Lendel Thomas Classic with a 66-49 loss to host Harrison on Thursday night.The Pirates faced Ashdown, Ark., on Friday afternoon in the consolation semifinals, with a win putting them into this afternoon's consolation championship at 1:45 p.m. A loss Friday afternoon will put the Pirates into the seventh-place game at 11:15 this morning.