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CROWDER â€” It was a rough weekend for the Howe High School basketball teams at the Class 2A Regional Tournament.
The Lions lost the consolation semifinals the same way they lost the district title game a week earlier â€” and to the same team and in overtime. The Rattan Rams, who beat the Lions 46-41 in OT in the Class 2A District Tournament title game on Feb. 16 in Wister, defeated the Lions again in overtime Saturday afternoon, this time by the score of 43-34 to win the regional consolation championship and advance to this weekâ€™s area tournament in Wilburton. The loss ended the Lionsâ€™ season at 21-9.
The Lady Lions, who last year played for the area consolation championship, unfortunately did not make it to this yearâ€™s Class 2A Area Tournament as they lost to the Caddo Lady Bruins in the regional consolation semifinals Friday night by a score of 43-40. The Lady Lions, whose senior quartet of Courtney Brown, Abby Landeros, Morgan Huie and Madison Stacy won 100 games in their four years, finished the season at 19-9.