By Matt Goisman
McALESTER — With a thrilling 49-45 semi-final win against the Pittsburg Lady Panthers on Wednesday at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester, the Kiowa Cowgirls secured a spot in Saturday's Pitt 8 Conference Tournament championship. The win came after the Stuart Lady Hornets beat the Haileyville Lady Warriors, 57-26, in a girls' tournament consolation semi-final, and the Crowder Demons beat the Indianola Warriors, 58-41, in a boys' tournament consolation semi-final.
With their wins, Stuart and Crowder advanced to the consolation finals, which the girls will play on Saturday at 12 p.m., followed directly by the boy at 1:20 p.m.
After the boys' championship finishes Saturday, Kiowa will play the winner of Thursday's semi-final matchup between Savanna and Canadian in the girls' championship at 8:00 p.m. The loser of that game will face Pittsburg in the girls' third-place game on Friday.
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