ORES Basketball Playoff Roundup

The Monroe Eagles joined the Hodgen Lady Bulldogs in the 2014 Organization of Rural Elementary Schools [ORES] State Tournament. The Eagles, who won this year's LeFlore County Junior High Tournament, defeated Grant 51-39 in the Division III Area Tournament title game Friday night at McAlester's Frink-Chambers Middle School. The Eagles will play Wickliffe at 6 p.m. Thursday at Seminole State College in the state quarterfinals.The seasons came to an end for the Monroe Lady Eagles and the Hodgen Bulldogs over the weekend.At the Division III Area Tournament at Frink-Chambers Middle School, the Lady Eagles lost 49-44 to Grant in Friday night's title game, then fell 32-23 to Muldrow Belfonte in the consolation finals on Saturday.At the Division II Area Tournament at Liberty School, the ’Dogs lost 41-27 to host Liberty in Saturday's consolation finals.The Lady Bulldogs will face Atoka Harmony at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Division II State Tournament quarterfinals at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee.Editor's note: Look for more playoff stories in Thursday's edition.