VAN BUREN–Poteau’s boys fell behind early and ran out of gas in its comeback bid against Morrilton here Wednesday in the Citizens Bank Classic.
Morrilton improved to 1-2 on the season with a 57-36 win over the 0-2 Pirates. The Devil Dogs jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and led 34-17 at the half.
Poteau went on a run in the third quarter to trim the lead to a dozen, but the Pirates, still playing without a pair of starters, could not make a game of it.
Wilson Klutts had 12 points to lead Poteau while Kendrick Hardaway added 10.