PKMS girls, Talihina teams, Monroe boys playing for fifth place today

HOWE — This afternoon's fifth-place games filled their slots on Thursday at the 2013 LeFlore County Junior High Tournament.On the girls side, the Poteau/Pansy Kidd Middle School Lady Raiders defeated the Hodgen Lady Bulldogs 29-26, while the Talihina Lady Golden Tigers had to go overtime before knocking off the Heavener Lady Wolves 30-26.PKMS and Talihina will be the first game of Championship Saturday as they will meet for fifth place at 1 this afternoon at Carl Albert State College's Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.On the boys side, the tournament-host Monroe Eagles got past the Leflore Savages 40-31, while the Talihina Golden Tigers beat the Howe Lions 35-25.Monroe and Talihina will battle it out for the boys fifth-place plaque at 2:15 this afternoon at CASC.The Howe gym had all the championship semifinals Friday night. The girls semifinals saw Wister play this year's Cinderella team, Spiro, while Howe played Monroe. The winners will play for the county title at 6 tonight at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, while the losers will meet for third place at 3:30 this afternoon at CASC.On the boys side, top-seeded Wister met Spiro while PKMS played Heavener. The winners will meet to decide the 2013 county champion at 7:15 tonight at Mick Thompson Fieldhouse, while the losers will play for third place at 4:45 p.m.