WHITESBORO â€” As it says in the first line of â€śA Tale of Two Cities,â€ť â€śIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times ...â€ť
That phrase could sum up the feelings of the Whitesboro High School basketball teams and fans at Saturday night's Class B District Tournament title games at Steve Linker Gymnasium.
The Bulldogs won their title game, beating the Eagletown Eagles 63-50. However, the Lady Eagles spoiled the Lady Bulldogs' title hopes with a 54-36 victory.
However, both Whitesboro teams will advance to this week's Class B Regional Tournament, which will begin Thursday at Leflore before moving to the Wilburton High School gym on Friday and Saturday.
The Bulldogs will play the Kinta Eagles at 8 p.m. Thursday at Leflore for the right to get to Saturday night's title game against the Stringtown-Red Oak winner at 8 p.m. Saturday in Wilburton. Thursday night's loser will still be alive, but must win on Friday and Saturday at Wilburton to make it to the Class B Area Tournament next week at Kingston.
The Lady Bulldogs will play Graham (Weleetka) at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Leflore in the consolation side of the regional tournament. They must win three times in three days to advance to the area tournament.