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Whitesboro boys defeat Howe Lions to win EOSC Classic's blue bracket title; Howe, Arkoma girls runners-up; Bokoshe girls take third; Whitesboro girls consolation champs

December 12, 2012

BATTLE-TOUGH BULLDOGS — The Whitesboro Bulldogs pose with the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic blue bracket championship plaque after they beat the Howe Lions on Saturday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse. Photo by Andrea LeMay

WILBURTON — The Whitesboro Bulldogs basketball team highlighted a Saturday filled with LeFlore County teams coming home with hardware.
The Bulldogs beat the Howe Lions 63-44 to win the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic blue bracket title Saturday night at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs made it to the title game with a 68-59 win over Cave Springs on Friday.
The Howe Lady Lions, like their Lion counterparts, came in second as they lost 37-27 to the Gans Lady Grizzlies in the blue bracket championship game.
A second county team came in as runnerup. The Arkoma Lady Mustangs lost 58-36 to the Red Oak Lady Eagles in the title game of the gold bracket. The Lady Eagles reached the title game with a 79-18 win over Clayton on Friday, while the Lady Mustangs edged the Pittsburg Lady Panthers 56-53 also on Friday.
The Bokoshe Lady Tigers won the third-place game of the blue bracket as they handled the McCurtain Lady Bulldogs 50-28 on Saturday.
The Arkoma Mustangs lost their third-place game in the blue bracket, falling 67-45 to Cave Springs on Saturday.
The Leflore Savages also placed fourth as they lost 51-45 to the Buffalo Valley Buffaloes in the the third-place game of the gold bracket.
The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs won the consolation championship game of the gold bracket, nipping the Cave Springs Lady Hornets 39-38.
Two other LeFlore County teams, the Bokoshe Tigers and the Leflore Lady Savages, both forfeited their respective seventh-place games due to lack of numbers.

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