McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

January 15, 2014

Midweek Update: Kiowa sweeps Moss Tournament

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Most local basketball teams competed in tournaments around the state last week, with several taking home tournament championships. Find your team below.

All scores reported to OSSAARankings.com.

Canadian:

Canadian got swept in its Jan. 7 games against Stuart, the Lady Cougars losing 77-31 and the Cougars losing 62-46. Canadian played Oktaha Tuesday night and plays Crowder on Friday before starting the Pitt 8 Tournament on Monday.

Crowder:

The Demonettes lost both of their games last week, falling 76-27 to Quinton on Jan. 7 and 55-36 to Hanna on Friday. The Demons lost 66-50 to Quinton but beat Hanna 69-30.

Crowder played Red Oak on Tuesday, plays Canadian on Friday, then starts the Pitt 8 on Monday.

Haileyville:

Haileyville got swept by Kinta on Jan. 7, the Lady Warriors losing 58-28 and the Warriors losing 70-62. But Haileyville rebounded nicely in the Dee Foster Invitational, going a combined 5-1 to win the boys’ championship and the girls’ consolation final.

The Warriors beat Milburn 75-48 on Thursday, Pittsburg 52-42 on Friday and Soper 88-52 in the championship Saturday. The Lady Warriors lost 42-36 to Calvin on Thursday, beat Indianola 52-49 on Friday and beat Wilson 53-51 in the consolation final Saturday.

Haileyville played Panola on Tuesday, hosts Kinta on Friday and starts the Pitt 8 Tournament on Tuesday.

Hartshorne:

The Miners won three of their four games last week, improving to 7-2. They beat Heavener on Jan. 7, 56-48 in overtime, then beat Boswell 61-42 and Calera 70-67 in the Tushka-Ameristate Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The Miners lost Saturday’s championship to Tushka, 58-49.

The Lady Miners lost 58-32 to Heavener. They lost 45-40 to Tushka in the first round of the Invitational, beat Moyers 56-28 on Friday and beat Boswell 52-22 in the consolation finals Saturday.

Lady Miners coach Danny Stone said Hartshorne forward Danielle Morgan was named to the All-Tournament team.

Hartshorne played Stigler on Tuesday and plays at Allen on Thursday.

Indianola:

The Warriors lost 67-20 to Kiowa on Jan. 7, then went 0-2 at the Dee Foster Invitational. Indianola lost 54-23 to Soper on Thursday, then 45-36 to Calvin on Friday.

The Warriorettes lost 84-45 to Kiowa, then also went 0-2 at the Dee Foster Invitational. Indianola lost 48-27 to Soper, then 52-49 to Haileyville.

Indianola plays Clayton on Friday, then starts the Pitt 8 Tournament on Monday.

Kiowa:

The 11th-ranked Cowboys won all four games last week and took a five-game winning streak into Tuesday’s game against Allen. The Cowboys beat Indianola 67-20 on Jan. 7, then went 3-0 at the Moss Invitational Tournament, beating Bowlegs 70-22 on Thursday, Stonewall 53-44 on Friday and Roff 43-32 in Saturday’s championship.

The third-ranked Cowgirls also went 4-0 and took a five-game winning streak into Tuesday’s game. The Cowgirls beat Indianola 84-45, Moss 63-17 in Thursday’s first round of the Moss tournament, Allen 58-32 in Friday’s semifinal and New Lima 62-43 in Saturday’s championship.

Kiowa played Allen on Tuesday, plays Savanna on Friday and starts the Pitt 8 Tournament on Monday.

McAlester:

The Buffaloes went 0-3 at the Bedouin Shrine Classic in Muskogee last week, finishing eighth. The Buffs lost 65-43 to Tahlequah Sequoyah on Tuesday, 70-58 to Checotah on Thursday and 72-40 to Hilldale in Saturday’s seventh-place game.

The Lady Buffs beat Daniel Webster 58-43 on Tuesday, lost 63-41 to Enid on Thursday and lost 60-28 to Hilldale in Saturday’s third-place game.

McAlester plays at Durant on Friday and hosts Ada on Saturday.

McAlester’s wrestling team won a key district dual-meet on Thursday, beating Durant 35-34, then finished second at the McAlester Open on Friday and Saturday. See our "Local Sports" section for more information.

Pittsburg:

The Panthers lost to Bennington 39-38 on Jan. 7, then went 2-1 at the Dee Foster Invitational and finished third. Pittsburg beat Braggs 69-63 on Thursday, lost to Haileyville 52-42 on Friday then beat Wilson 65-30 in Saturday’s third-place game.

The Lady Panthers beat Bennington 71-47, then went 3-0 to win the Invitational. Pittsburg beat Milburn 63-24 on Thursday, Braggs 62-24 on Friday and Soper 49-18 in Saturday’s championship.

The Panthers lost to Savanna 61-52 on Monday, but the Lady Panthers beat Savanna 52-46. Pittsburg next plays in the Pitt 8 Tournament on Tuesday.

Quinton:

The Savages split their last four games, beating Crowder 66-50 on Jan. 7, losing to Pocola 57-48 on Thursday, losing to Stuart 57-33 on Friday but beating Bokoshe 59-31 on Monday. The Lady Savages went 3-1, beating Crowder 76-27, beating Pocola 57-33, losing to Stuart 39-38 and beating Bokoshe 81-34.

Quinton played Savanna on Tuesday and next plays Keota on Friday. Quinton’s wrestling team lost 66-20 to Checotah on Monday, with another dual-meet scheduled for Thursday at Vian.

Savanna:

The Bulldogs lost 52-15 to Eufaula in the Henryetta Invitational Tournament on Friday, exiting the tournament after two games. Savanna beat Pittsburg on Monday, 62-51, to improve to 3-4.

The Lady Bulldogs also bowed out of the tournament after two games, losing 57-25 to Henryetta on Friday. Savanna lost to Pittsburg, 52-46, to fall to fall to 3-4.

Savanna played Quinton on Tuesday, plays Kiowa on Friday and starts the Pitt 8 Tournament on Monday.

Stuart:

Stuart swept last week’s games, the Hornets and Lady Hornets both beating Canadian on Tuesday and Quinton on Friday. The Hornets beat Canadian 62-46 and Quinton 57-33, and the Lady Hornets beat Canadian 77-31 and Quinton 39-38.

The Hornets went into Tuesday’s games against Moss ranked seventh in Class A and on a nine-game winning streak. The Lady Hornets went in ranked 18th and on an eight-game winning streak.

Stuart next plays at Red Oak on Friday, then starts the Pitt 8 Tournament on Monday.

Wilburton:

The Diggers beat Metro Christian in the Henryetta Invitational consolation semifinals on Friday, 52-38, but then lost to Eufaula 47-39 in Saturday’s consolation final.

The Lady Diggers beat Weleetka 53-41 in Friday’s semifinals, then beat Kiefer 56-55 in overtime in Saturday’s championship.

Wilburton played Heavener on Tuesday and next play Talihina on Friday.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.