Pocola's girls basketball team was rewarded with the No. 1 ranking in Class 2A after a thrilling win against Howe for the Choctaw Nation Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
Pocola (5-0) was No. 2 last week despite having the most first-place votes. Now, Pocola, the defending Class 2A champion, has the most first-place votes (30) and vote points (960), 26 more vote points than Dale. Howe's girls (7-3) remain No. 4 in Class 4A. Howe earned a quality win during the CNIT by beating Roland 53-43 in the semifinals.