Tuesday's High School Boys Basketball Roundup
ROLAND — On Saturday night, the Spiro Bulldogs beat the Howe Lions in a battle of unbeatens to three-peat as LeFlore County Tournament champions. The next time the ’Dogs hit the court, their unbeaten streak came to an end.The Roland Rangers used a fourth-quarter comeback to tie the game at 52 to force overtime, then outscored the Bulldogs 11-4 to complete the come-from-behind victory in a 63-56 win.The Bulldogs led 17-10 after a period, but saw its lead cut to a single point at 30-29 at halftime.After Spiro doubled Roland 12-6 in the third quarter, the Rangers outscored the ’Dogs 17-10 in the final period to force overtime tied at 52. Then, Roland outscored Spiro 11-4 in OT to complete the comeback.Arkoma 56, Bokoshe 30: In Arkoma, the Mustangs, fresh off winning the consolation championship of the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament, continued their winning ways Tuesday night. Arkoma jumped out to a 20-7 lead after a period to take control of the game.Howe 50, Cameron 28: In Howe, the Lions rebounded from their first loss of the season in the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament finals by handling the Yellowjackets.Howe jumped out to a 15-9 lead after a period en route to a 24-14 advantage at the half.Pocola 58, Heavener 41: In Heavener, the Indians repeated their fifth-place victory Friday in the 82nd LeFlore County Tournament over the Wolves by posting another win Tuesday night over Heavener.The Indians jumped out to a 10-6 lead after a period and never lost the lead.Talihina 69, Hartshorne 66: In Talihina, trailing 18-13 after a period, the Golden Tigers outscored the Miners 56-48 over the final three quarters to get the come-from-behind win.Whitesboro 57, Smithville 31: In Smithville, the Bulldogs rallied from a 10-5 first-quarter deficit by outscoring the Braves 20-8 in the second quarter to take a 25-18 lead.Wister 61, McCurtain 60: In McCurtain, the Wildcats rallied from a 31-23 halftime deficit to get the road win.Keota 58, Panama 56: In Keota, the Lions hit two free throws with nine seconds left to break a 56-all tie.The Razorbacks had three shots in the final seconds, but none found the mark.Editor's note: Nothing was reported on Leflore's game at Buffalo Valley by press time.