Howe Lady Lions 'Repeat' as Class 2A State Champions

The Howe Lady Lions won their second consecutive Class 2A State Tournament on Saturday morning at State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. After winning state in 2019, the 2020 state tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. Photo Courtesy Howe Public Schools

The Howe Lady Lions had to wait two years to defend their Class 2A state basketball title, but defend it they did.

The Lady Lions broke open a close game after a period to win going away 71-57 over the Silo Lady Rebels, who featured former Wister Lady Wildcat Shaylin Midgley.

Leading 14-12 after a period, the Lady Lions doubled the Lady Rebels 26-13 to take a 40-25 halftime lead, which became a 50-37 advantage going into the final period.

Look for Sports Correspondent Kenneth Holzhammer's story of the in-depth details from Saturday morning's state title game in both the physical and e-edition of Tuesday's Poteau Daily News.

Recommended for you