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Top seeds advance to semifinals


Photo by BELINDA WESTFALL. Poteau’s Hailey Weaver goes in for a layup against Heavener’s Morgan Smith, right, and Kinlee Free

The top four seeds in both brackets of the LeFlore County Tournament won Tuesday to advance to the semifinals.

But it was a struggle for some teams. The third-seeded Heavener girls had to hold on until the end to edge sixth-seeded Poteau, 52-49, and the fourth-seeded Spiro boys squeaked past fifth-seeded Poteau, 49-48.

Boys bracket after Tuesday

Girls bracket after Tuesday

In other scores for the girls Howe handled Wister, 81-25, Pocola outscored Spiro, 56-32, and Whitesboro advanced with a 43-32 victory. In a loser’s bracket game, Arkoma’s girls stayed alive with a 43-8 win over Bokoshe.

For the boys, Whitesboro sent defending champion Talihina into the consolation round with a 69-65 victor, Panama outscored LeFlore, 80-55 and Howe ran past Wister, 82-36.

In the consolation round, Cameron defeated Bokoshe, 57-54.

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