If any of the LeFlore County basketball teams are going to make the state tournament, they will have to do it the hard way.
Six teams are still alive for the area tournament this week and all six are in the losers’ bracket heading into area tournaments, starting Thursday.
That means all the county teams will have to win three games in as many days to reach the state tournament.
In Class 4A, Poteau’s girls are in the area tournament at Muskogee. The Lady Pirates play Jay at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Spiro’s girls are in the losers’ bracket in the Class 3A area tournament at Fort Gibson. The Lady Bulldogs play Wilburton Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Spiro’s boys are also in the losers’ bracket of the Fort Gibson area. The Bulldogs play Coalgate Thursday at 3 p.m.
Three Class 2A teams are in the area tournament at Wilburton.
Wister’s boys take on Porter Thursday at 8 p.m.
Talihina’s girls will try to stay alive with a game against Rattan Thursday at 1:30 p.m. while Howe’s girls play Central Sallisaw at 6:30 p.m.