Monroe boys make state semifinals; Eagles, Hodgen girls played Friday night for shots at state

SEMINOLE — The Monroe Eagles took the first step in adding to their hardware collection this basketball season.The Eagles, who won the 2014 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament last month, are two wins away from adding a state title plaque to the trophy case. They routed Wickliffe 61-24 in the quarterfinals of the Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] Division III State Tournament on Thursday night at Seminole State College.The Eagles played El Reno Darlington in Friday night's semifinals for a shot at today to win state.The Hodgen Lady Bulldogs, playing in the Division II State Tournament, also were in the semifinals Friday night with a win putting them into today's state title game.