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March 5, 2014

Midweek Update: Five teams still alive in hoops postseason

McALESTER — If the weather cooperates, baseball season should get under way this week. And even if it doesn’t, the basketball postseason continued this past weekend for multiple local schools.

All scores reported to OSSAARankings.com.

Canadian:

The Cougars’ postseason run ended with a 47-40 loss to Hartshorne in the Regional consolation semifinals Friday. Canadian had reached that point by beating Rattan 65-63 in the consolation first round and Hartshorne in the consolation semifinals.

Saturday’s season-opener for baseball had to be postponed due to weather. The Cougars were scheduled to play Tuesday afternoon.

Slowpitch softball starts with a three-way series Monday against Crowder and host-team Indianola.

Crowder:

Crowder baseball starts Tuesday at Hartshorne. Slowpitch starts with a three-way series Monday against Canadian and host-team Indianola.

Haileyville:

Haileyville baseball starts Tuesday at home against Savanna, according to OSSAARankings.com. Slowpitch starts March 25 at home against Pittsburg.

Hartshorne:

The Miners went 0-2 at Regionals, losing to Preston 71-47 on Thursday, beat Canadian 47-40 Friday then lost to Talihina in the Regional consolation championship 46-45 Saturday, ending their postseason. The Lady Miners lost to Warner 47-44 in the consolation first round Thursday.

Monday’s baseball opener at Cameron was rained out. The Miners next play Friday at Eufaula.

Slowpitch starts March 13 at the Antlers Festival.

Indianola:

Indianola baseball starts Thursday against Canadian. Slowpitch started Tuesday at Calvin, the Warriorettes next playing Friday at Braggs.

Kiowa:

The Kiowa Cowboys beat Roff 34-32 in the area consolation finals Saturday, punching their ticket to the Class A state tournament. The Cowboys could’ve also made it by beating Weleetka in Friday’s area championship, but they lost 44-32.

The Cowboys play Fort Cobb-Broxton in the state quarter-finals Thursday at 7 p.m. at Yukon.

The Cowgirls lost both their chances to make State, falling to Caddo 51-35 on Friday and Arkoma 65-51 Saturday. The losses snapped a streak of 17 consecutive wins dating back to Dec. 17.

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