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June 5, 2014

Oklahoma still ahead after B.A.S.S. Nation tourney Day 2

McALESTER — With a Day 2 haul of 79 pounds, 3 ounces, on Thursday, Team Oklahoma is still in first place at the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional tournament at Lake Eufaula. Oklahoma caught 35 total bass — 33 live — on Thursday, bringing its two-day total to 161 pounds, 10 ounces.

Kansas had the best Day 2, bringing in 107 pounds, 4 ounces, to jump from seventh after Day 1 to second. Lousiana remained in third with a Day 2 total of 66-8.

Missouri had the worst Day 2, catching just 45-3 and dropping from sixth to eighth.

Full team standings, according to Bassmaster.com:

Place State Day 2 Total
1 Oklahoma 79-3 161-10
2 Kansas 107-4 156-0
3 Lousiana 66-8 137-13
4 Arkansas 63-13 134-4
5 Texas 71-4 132-1
6 Nebraska 58-5 129-13
7 Mississippi 64-13 110-0
8 Missouri 45-3 94-12

Robert Degraffenreid remained Oklahoma's team leader after Day 2, catching 10 pounds, 4 ounces, to bring his total to 21-4. John Soukup remained in second, catching 8-8 to bring his total to 18-0.

McAlester's Jason Buller caugth just two bass totaling 3 pounds, 9 ounces, to bring his total to 9-14. But with Brandon Pedigo and Landon Dixon both unable to catch a fish, Buller jumped from ninth to eighth with one day left in competition.

Full Oklahoma standings:

Place Name Day 2 Total
1 Robert Degraffenreid 10-4 21-4
2 John Soukup 8-8 18-0
3 Billy Lemon 10-9 17-3
4 Keith Blackstone 8-0 15-7
5 Troy Enmeier 7-4 13-14
6 Brent Malone 7-3 13-14
7 Bo MIddleton 6-13 12-5
8 Jason Buller 3-9 9-14
9 Kris Lee 6-13 9-12
10 High school team - Valdez/Torkelson 9-2 9-2
11 Brandon Pedigo 0-0 7-5
12 Landon Dixon 0-0 7-2
13 Trevor Yates 1-2 5-14

Preston Frazell, an Oklahoma-born angler on Team Kansas, leads the overall standings with a two-day total of 27-12. Arkansas' Josh Wray is in second with 26-12, followed by Missouri's Mark Wiese Jr. in third with 25-2, Texas' Trevor Rogge in fourth with 24-4 and Texas' Albert Collins in fifth with 22-15.

The top angler from each state moves onto Nationals in November, and the top Central Divsion angler at Nationals moves onto the 2015 Bassmaster Classic in February.

The Central Divisional tournament concludes Friday, with weigh-in starting at 2 p.m.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.

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