Whitesboro girls, Leflore boys get third place at Rock Island Conference Shootout; Bulldogs claim consolation championship by ending event with two-game winning streak

The Whitesboro Lady Bulldogs and the Leflore Savages claimed third-place plaques Saturday afternoon at the Rock Island Conference Shootout at the new Wilburton Gym.The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Leflore Lady Savages 50-24, while the Savages beat the Panola Bearcats 53-44.The Lady Bulldogs, who got a bye in the opening round on Thursday, lost Friday night in the championship semifinals to the Clayton Lady Bulldogs at Red Oak High School's C.C. Gillespie Fieldhouse.The Savages lost in the championship semifinals 32-26 to the Kinta Eagles Friday night at the Leflore Gym.The Whitesboro Bulldogs also brought home some hardware from the shootout as they won the consolation championship 33-32 over the Quinton Savages Saturday afternoon at the new Wilburton Gym.The Bulldogs, who lost Thursday night's opening-round game to the Savages in Leflore, bounced back with a 60-40 rout of Buffalo Valley Friday afternoon in Leflore.