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Poteau girls handle McLoud in area consolation semifinals, two wins from state tournament; Lady Pirates played Hilldale again Friday afternoon in hopes of making Saturday night's consolation finals

March 7, 2014

ALLI-OOP — Poteau's Allison Stone, center, goes up for two points during Thursday night's Class 4A Area Tournament consolation quarterfinal contest against the McLoud Lady Redskins at the Wilburton High School Gym. PDN photo by David Seeley

WILBURTON — The Poteau Lady Pirates took the first of the necessary three wins to make next week's Class 4A State Tournament on Thursday night at the area tournament at the Wilburton High School Gym.
The Lady Pirates started slow, but ended up routing the McLoud Lady Redskins 55-35 to advance to Friday afternoon's consolation semifinals for a rematch with the Hilldale Lady Hornets. Friday's winner will play the loser of Friday night's area finals between Ada and No. 1 Fort Gibson at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the consolation title and a trip to state.

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