Spiro teams sweep Kansas in regionals, play for titles tonight

SPIRO — The Spiro High School basketball teams not only earned their way to tonight's title games in the Class 3A Regional Tournament at Henryetta, but also assured themselves another week of basketball.The Lady Bulldogs and ’Dogs swept the Kansas teams in the regional championship semifinals Thursday night at the Spiro Multipurpose Gym.The Spiro girls held off Kansas 49-45, while a fourth-quarter rally propelled the Spiro boys past Kansas 61-54.Both Spiro teams will play in tonight's regional title games in Henryetta. The Lady Bulldogs will play Beggs at 6:30 p.m., with the winner being one win away from state. However, both teams will advance to next week's Class 3A Area Tournament in Skiatook.The ’Dogs will face Lincoln Christian at 8 tonight for the regional title, with the victor needing one more win next Friday night in the area tournament title game in Skiatook to make state. The loser will also advance to the area tournament, needing three wins at the Class 3A Area Tournament to make state.