McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

November 12, 2013

Midweek Update: Football playoffs start Friday

By Matt Goisman
Sports Writer

McALESTER — Your weekly update of all 12 local schools!

Canadian:

Canadian’s basketball season begins Nov. 21 at Kinta. The Cougars and Lady Cougars play their first home game Dec. 9 against Achille.

Canadian football finished its season 1-9 overall, 1-6 in the district.

Crowder:

Crowder basketball split its season opener against Pittsburg on Nov. 5, with the Demons winning 87-82 in overtime and the Demonettes losing 78-30. Crowder then got swept by Kiowa on Friday, the Demons losing 78-57 and the Demonettes losing 78-30.

Crowder next hosts Indianola on Friday.

Haileyville:

Haileyville’s basketball season begins Nov. 21 at home against Indianola, then continues at home Dec. 9 against Panola.

Haileyville football finished its season 0-10.

Hartshorne:

Hartshorne football hosts Stroud in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday at Butler-Jennings Field at 7:30 p.m. A win would mean  a quarter-final either at Commerce, the winner of District 2A-8, or at home against Chelsea, the fourth-place team in District 2A-7.

The Miners finished the football regular season 8-2 overall, 6-1 in the district. Hartshorne’s basketball season starts Dec. 2 with the Hartshorne Tournament, then continues Dec. 10 at Savanna.

Indianola:

Though they lost to Butner on Nov. 5, 83-40, the Warriors got their first basketball win this season when they beat Schulter at home Friday, 57-53. The Warriorettes lost 71-25 to Butner and 58-35 to Schulter, falling to 0-3 this season.

Indianola hosted Stuart on Tuesday and next plays at Crowder on Friday.

Kiowa:

Kiowa swept Stuart on Nov. 5, the Cowboys winning 71-65 in overtime and the Cowgirls winning 74-56. Kiowa then swept Crowder on Friday, the Cowboys winning 78-57 and the Cowgirls winning 78-30.

Kiowa hit a stumbling block against Preston on Saturday, however. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls lost, 37-36 and 87-74, respectively, to fall to 2-1 this season.

Kiowa played at Pittsburg on Tuesday and next plays at Stringtown on Nov. 21.

McAlester:

The Buffaloes will host Tulsa East Central in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Hook Eales Stadium. A win means a home quarter-final against either defending-champion Carl Albert, the second-place team in District 5A-2 and No. 2 team in Class 5A, or Del City, the third-place team in District 5A-1.

The Tulsa World on Sunday picked McAlester to beat Guthrie in the 5A state championship game. McAlester went 9-1 during the regular season, winning District 5A-3 with a 7-0 record.

Pittsburg:

The Panthers are currently on a three-game losing streak and have a 1-3 overall record. Pittsburg lost 87-82 at Crowder on Nov. 5 and then lost 74-46 at Stuart on Monday.

The Lady Panthers, conversely, are on a two-game winning streak and have a 3-1 overall record. Pittsburg beat Crowder and Stuart, 77-60 and 67-50, respectively.

Pittsburg hosted Kiowa on Tuesday and next plays at LeFlore on Friday.

Quinton:

Quinton will be at Wynnewood on Friday for the first round of the Class A playoffs, the game starting at 7:30 p.m. Because Quinton enters as a fourth-seed, a win would mean a quarter-final either at Kiefer, the second-place team in District A-7, or at Warner, the third-place team in District A-8.

Quinton finished the football regular season 5-4 overall, 3-4 in the district. Quinton basketball starts Dec. 3 at Warner.

Savanna:

Savanna hosts Wewoka in the first round of the Class A state playoffs Friday at 7:30 p.m. A win for the second-seed Bulldogs would mean a quarter-final either at Afton, the winner of District A-8, or at home against Barnsdall, the fourth-place team from District A-7.

Savanna finished its regular season 8-2 overall, 6-1 in the district. Savanna’s basketball season starts Nov. 19 at Pittsburg.

Stuart:

The Hornets recovered from a 71-65 overtime loss at Kiowa on Nov. 5 by beating Pittsburg at home Friday, 74-46. The Hornets are now 2-1.

The Lady Hornets lost 74-56 at Kiowa and then 67-50 against Pittsburg to fall to 1-2. Stuart played Indianola on Tuesday and next plays at Tushka on Friday.

Wilburton:

Wilburton’s basketball season begins Nov. 22 at Panama. It’ll play at the Hartshorne Tournament starting Dec. 2, host the Wilburton Invitational from Dec. 12-14, then host Pocola Dec. 17.

Wilburton went 0-10 during the football season.

Contact Matt Goisman at mgoisman@mcalesternews.com.