It was a good night for Howe, but not as good for Poteau Saturday in county basketball action.
Howe’s girls won the championship of the Wilburton tournament with a 51-30 win over Hartshorne while the Lions captured third place with a 50-38 win over the hosts.
Poteau’s second straight long road trip to two days was not as kind. The Lady Pirates fell, 59-50, while McAlester’s boys downed the Pirates, 60-40.
The Lady Pirates finally got it going in the fourth quarter and trimmed what had been a 21-point deficit at the end of the third quarter to eight points. Poteau outscored McAlester 23-11 in the final period.