Tournament champions crowned last weekend
LeFlore County basketball did rather well last weekend in tournaments. The Howe Lions and the Arkoma Mustangs won the Green Valley Conference Tournament, while the Spiro Bulldogs claimed gold in the Wilburton Tournament. As of press time, it wasn't known if the Heavener Lady Wolves won the Gary Ford Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Hartford, Ark., to give the county a fourth champion.Poteau's girls were second at Wilburton, while Panama's girls were runners-up in the GVC.There could be more tournament champions crowned this week as the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic, which had its last three days on Dec. 5-7 iced out, will resume Thursday and end on Saturday. Both Arkoma teams, the Howe Lions and the Leflore Savages all have shots at winning their respective bracket titles.ScheduleTonightPanama at Arkoma, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Wister at Heavener, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Kinta at Bokoshe, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Pocola at Wilburton, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Spiro at Sallisaw, 6:30 and 8 p.m.ThursdayQuinton at Pocola, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Howe and Leflore at Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic in Wilburton: Girls — Leflore vs. Cave Springs, at EOSC, 4:30 p.m.; Howe vs. Stuart, at EOSC, 7:10 p.m. Boys — Howe vs. Cave Springs, at Wilburton High School, 8:30 p.m.; Leflore vs. Stuart, at EOSC, 8:30 p.m.FridayPoteau at Stilwell, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Muldrow at Spiro, 6:30 and 8 p.m.Howe, Leflore and Whitesboro at Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic in Wilburton: Whitesboro girls vs. Smithville, at EOSC, Blue Bracket 3rd-Place Game, 4:30 p.m.; Leflore-Cave Springs girls winner in Gold Bracket consolation finals, at Wilburton High School, 7:10 p.m.; Whitesboro boys vs. Haileyville, Blue Bracket 3rd-Place Game, 5:50 p.m.; Howe-Stuart girls loser in Gold Bracket 3rd-Place Game, at EOSC, 7:10 p.m.; Howe-Cave Springs boys loser vs. Leflore-Stuart boys loser, Gold Bracket 3rd-Place Game, at EOSC, 8:30 p.m.SaturdayArkoma, Howe and Leflore boys at Eastern Oklahoma State Classic in Wilburton: Girls — Arkoma girls vs. Red Oak, Blue Bracket Championship, at EOSC, 3 p.m.; Howe-Stuart winner in Gold Bracket Championship, at EOSC, 6 p.m. Boys — Arkoma vs. Red Oak, Blue Bracket Championship, at EOSC, 4:30 p.m.; Howe-Cave Springs winner vs. Leflore-Stuart winner, Gold Bracket Championship, at EOSC, 7:30 p.m.MondayGans at Arkoma, 6:30 and 8 p.m.