Boys’ semifinals set for Friday

OSSAA releases districts for smaller schools

Boys’ semifinals set for Friday

The boys’ semifinals of the 2023 basketball LeFlore County Tournament will be held Friday starting at 7 p.m. in Spiro.

Top-seeded Pocola plays fourth-seeded Spiro in the opener before second-seeded Heavener and third-seeded Wister pair off at 8:30 p.m.

LCT boys bracket

LCT girls after Thursday

Winners advance to Saturday’s championship game 8:30 p.m. in Spiro.

Also Friday, in the fifth-place game Poteau and Panama play at 4 p.m. while in the consolation championship, LeFlore and Arkoma play at 4 p.m., also in Spiro.

The girls’ championship game Saturday will pit LeFlore against second-seeded Howe at 7 p.m.

The Lady Savages scored the biggest upset in recent memory with a 49-45 win over defending champion and top-seeded Pocola in the opener.

After trailing 23-17 at the half, LeFlore outscored Pocola 32-22 in the second half to grab the win. The Lady Savages won the game at the free-throw line, making 13-17 while Pocola went 6-10.

LeFlore 49, Pocola 45

LHS  7 10 12 20—49

PHS 10 13  5 17—45

LeFlore: Cogburn 4 2-2 1 11; Robinson 1 0-0 3 2; Kirkes 4 1-2 4 10; Warren 4 6-7 3 17; Waits 2 4-6 2 10. TOTALS: 15 13-17 13 49.

Pocola: Parker 3 1-1 4 7; Chitwood 1 1-2 3 3; Jerrell 3 0-0 0 9; Smith 8 1-1 4 17; Lairamore 3 3-6 4 9. TOTALS: 18 6-10 15 45.

In Friday’s second semifinal, Howe’s girls, seeded second, got off to their traditional fast start and made it hold up in a 51-40 victory over third-seeded Whitesboro.

Howe’s girls jumped ahead 20-4 and led 24-12 at the break before extending the advantage to 44-20 after three quarters to reach another finals.

Howe 51, Whitesboro 40

WHS  4  8  8 20-40

HHS 12 12 20  7—51

Whitesboro: A. Walker 3 3-3 1 10; Cole 1 0-1 5 2; Collins 1 0-0 1 3; Long 0 0-0 1 0; K. Walker 1 0-0 2 2; Edwards 3 4-4 2 10; Grogan 3 7-10 1 13. TOTALS: 12 14-18 13 40.

Howe: Lute 4 4-5 2 15; Huie 1 1-2 1 3; Williams 1 1-1 4 3; Delt 5 1-1 3 11; Free 2 0-0 0 5; Dalton 3 0-1 0 6; Nye 3 0-0 2 8. TOTALS: 19 7-10 12 51.

In the earlier games, Spiro downed Panama, 44-35, in the fifth-place game and Poteau overwhelmed Wister, 50-29, for the consolation championship.


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2023 basketball LCT starts today

OSSAA releases districts for smaller schools

2023 basketball LCT starts today

The 2023 basketball LeFlore County Tournament starts again Monday with games scheduled to be played at Panama, Poteau and Talihina.

The LCT is the oldest tournament in the state. Games later in the week will be played at Spiro.

Brackets

LCT boys bracket

LCT girls bracket

The top three seeds for both the boys and girls have byes Monday.

Here is Monday’s schedule

Boys

At Panama

Howe vs. Arkoma 5:30

Panama vs. Bokoshe 8:30

At Poteau

Cameron vs. Spiro 5:30

Poteau vs. Whitesboro 8:30

At Talihina

LeFlore vs. Talihina 8:30

Girls

At Panama

Bokoshe vs. Spiro 4

Panama vs. Cameron 7

At Poteau

LeFlore vs. Arkoma 4 Poteau

Poteau vs. Heavener 7

At Talihina

Talihina vs. Wister 7

If you attend any games, please text the final score to (918) 649-4712.


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