It’s win or go home for many of the county basketball teams as the small schools move into area play while the larger schools start regional play Thursday.
The Whitesboro and Bokoshe girls are in area tournaments Thursday. Both are in the losers’ bracket and must win to continue.
Bokoshe is in the Area III tournament at Cleveland and plays Burlington at 6:30 p.m. after the Lady Tigers fell in the regional finals Saturday.
Whitesboro’s girls are in the Area IV tournament at Kingston and take on Caney at 1:30 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Red Oak in the opening round of the regional before winning two straight to win the consolation championship to advance.
All other county schools are in regional tournaments.
In Class 4A, Poteau’s girls defeated Hilldale to win the district tournament while the Pirates lost to the Hornets to fall into the losers’ bracket. The Lady Pirates play Roland at Roland at 6:30 p.m. while the Pirates play Checotah at 3 p.m., also at Roland.
In 3A, Spiro’s boys and girls won district tournaments at Eufaula last week to advance to the regional tournament in the winners’ bracket. Both teams play Keys tonight at Spiro with the girls playing at 6:30 and the boys at 8.
Heavener’s boys and girls lost at Kansas and play in losers’ bracket games at home against Atoka with the girls tipping off at 1:30 p.m. and the boys at 3 p.m.
Howe, Panama, Pocola, Talihina and Wister are in regional tournaments in Class 2A. All the teams are playing at Howe today, aside from Talihina, which plays at Warner.
The Howe, Panama and Talihina girls won district championships along with Pocola and Wister boys.
In winners’ bracket games at Howe, Howe’s girls play Panama at 6:30 p.m. while Pocola boys play Wister at 8 p.m. Talihina’s girls face Hulbert at 6:30 p.m. at Warner.
Pocola’s girls play Wister at 1:30 p.m. at Howe in a losers’ bracket contest followed by Howe’s boys meeting Gore at 3 p.m.
Talihina’s boys take on Central in a losers’ bracket game at 3 p.m. at Warner.
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