Poteau, Heavener boys, Howe, Talihina girls make semifinals

HEAVENER — All the top seeds were victorious in Tuesday night's championship quarterfinal games of the 80th LeFlore County Tournament played at the Heavener Gym.On the boys' side, second-seeded Poteau used a strong second half to down Talihina 49-32, while third-seeded Heavener got past Pocola 57-46.The Pirates and the Wolves will meet for the second time this season in one championship semifinal contest at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Spiro Gym with the winner playing for the championship at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Spiro Gym. Friday's loser will end up playing for third place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Spiro Gym.On the girls' side, top-seeded Howe beat Panama 57-33, while third-seeded Talihina handled Arkoma 76-59.The Lady Lions will meet Bokoshe at 7 p.m. tonight at the Spiro Gym in a championship semifinal game, followed by the Lady Golden Tigers facing Spiro at 8:30 p.m. The winners will play for the championship at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Spiro Gym, while the losers will battle it out for third place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Spiro Gym.