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Poteau, Spiro girls make tonight's championship game; Wister girls, Arkoma boys win consolation titles

January 25, 2014

A WIN AWAY FROM A COUNTY TITLE — Panama's Stephanie Barcheers, right, tries to get away from Poteau's Kaitlan Standridge, left, as Poteau's Kandace Standridge, right, and Panama's Hannah Goines watch during Thursday night's championship semifinals of the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament on Thursday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium. Poteau and Spiro won their games. PDN photo by David Seeley

TALIHINA — The Poteau Lady Pirates and the Spiro Lady Bulldogs played last weekend in a regular-season game at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym. They will play tonight for LeFlore County supremacy.
The Lady Pirates beat the Panama Lady Razorbacks 49-46 in one championship semifinal of the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament on Thursday night on Chris Gillespie Court at Ray Henson Gymnasium, while the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Howe Lady Lions 61-51.
The Lady Pirates and the Lady Bulldogs will play for the championship at 6:30 tonight in Talihina, with the boys title game at 8 p.m. That match-up was slated to be decided in Friday night's championship semifinals. The Poteau-Howe winner will play the Spiro-Talihina winner for the county crown.
The third-place games will be at 1 and 2:30 this afternoon in Talihina. Howe's girls will play Panama for the third time this season in the ladies' third-place game, while the Poteau-Howe loser will meet the Spiro-Talihina loser in the boys' third-place game.
The first two teams to receive trophy's from this year's event got them Thursday as the consolation champions were crowned. The Wister Lady Wildcats got past the Pocola Lady Indians 49-42 in the girls consolation championship, while the Arkoma Mustangs beat the Panama Razorbacks 50-29.
The fifth-place winners were crowned on Friday. The girls' game was Heavener vs. Arkoma, while the boys' contest pitted Heavener against Pocola.

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