By CRAIG HALL
HEAVENER—The top four seeds for the semifinals of the 2018 LeFlore County Tournament are set.
The boys’ semifinals are Thursday at Spiro with top-seeded Talihina taking on fifth-seeded Whitesboro at 7 p.m. and second-seeded Howe battling third-seeded Spiro at 8:30 p.m.
For the girls’ semifinals on Friday at Spiro, three-time defending champion and top-seeded Howe faces fourth-seeded Talihina at 7 p.m. while second-seeded Pocola takes on No. 3 Poteau at 8:30 p.m.
Talihina’s boys overcame Wister, 70-54, with a strong second half, Whitesboro scored a small upset with a 63-53 win over Panama on the Razorbacks’ home court, Spiro knocked off two-time defending LCT champion Poteau, 73-64, and Howe outscored Arkoma, 83-66.
Howe’s girls got another huge game from Jalei Oglesby in the Lady Lions’ 81-54 win over Panama. The junior scored 36 points in the first half and finished with 42 despite sitting out much of the second half of the blowout win.
Talihina edged fifth-seeded Heavener on the Lady Wolves’ own court, 60-51, to knock the defending tournament runner ups into the consolation round. Poteau outlasted Whitesboro, 50-41, and Pocola downed Spiro for the third time this season, 54-44.
There were only two loser’s bracket games Tuesday as the Wister girls defeated Arkoma, 38-30, and LeFlore’s boys rolled over Bokoshe, 71-47.
All of Wednesday’s games are loser’s bracket contests. For the girls, at Heavener the Lady Wolves play Panama at 4 p.m. and Whitesboro takes on Spiro at 7 p.m. In games at CASC, Cameron battles Wister at 4 p.m. and Bokoshe faces LeFlore at 7 p.m.
For the boys at Heavener, Wister plays Panama at 5:30 p.m. with Heavener meeting Pocola at 8:30 p.m. In games at CASC, Cameron goes against LeFlore at 5:30 p.m. and Poteau gets Arkoma at 8:30 p.m.
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