Arkoma, Whitesboro teams open EOSC Classic with wins; locals to face each today in semifinals

WILBURTON — LeFlore County did rather well on opening day of Blue Bracket play in the Eastern Oklahoma State College Classic on Monday.At the Wilburton High School Gym, both Arkoma teams and the Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs posted victories, while the Bulldogs did so at EOSC's Claud C. Dunlap Fieldhouse.The Mustangs handled the McCurtain Bulldogs 69-56, while the Lady Mustangs were too much for the Haileyville Lady Warriors in a 64-18 victory in both locals' season openers.The ’Dogs routed the Panola Bearcats 58-22, while the Lady Bulldogs handled the Pittsburg Lady Panthers 46-33.Both schools' teams will meet Wednesday in the championship semifinals. The boys teams will play at 5:50 p.m. at EOSC, followed by the girls at 7:10 p.m. The winners will play for the championships at 3 p.m. (girls) and 4:30 p.m. (boys) on Saturday at EOSC, while the losers will be in the third-place games at 4:30 p.m. (girls) and 5:50 p.m. (boys) on Friday at EOSC.