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November 26, 2013

Midweek Update: Playoffs continue for Buffs and Miners

McALESTER — Two teams remain in their respective football playoffs, while everyone else has transitioned to basketball. Find out about all 12 local schools below.

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Canadian split Thursday’s basketball-opener at Kinta. The Cougars won, 70-46, but the Lady Cougars lost, 38-28.

Canadian next plays at the Hartshorne Tournament, which starts Monday


Crowder basketball got swept in both of its games last week. The Demons lost at Oktaha on Nov. 19, 103-56, and the Demonettes lost, 75-32.

The Demons then lost at Stuart on Friday, 83-41, and the Demonettes lost, 64-43.

Crowder next plays at the Hartshorne Tournament, which starts Monday.


Haileyville’s basketball season got off to a fast start Thursday, when it swept Indianola. Haileyville’s boys won, 79-27, and its girls won, 63-39.

Haileyville next plays at the Eastern Invitational Tournament, which starts Monday at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton.


The Hartshorne Miners will be at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond on Friday for the Class 2A quarter-finals. The game starts at 7:30 p.m., the winner moving on to face either Meeker or Millwood in the semifinals.

Hartshorne’s basketball season starts Monday with the Hartshorne Tournament.


Indianola lost both of Thursday’s games at Haileyville, the boys losing, 79-27, and the girls losing, 63-39. Indianola also lost both of Friday’s games at Whitesboro, the boys losing, 57-16, and the girls losing, 50-12.

The Warriors are 1-6 this season, while the Warriorettes are 0-7. Indianola next plays at the Darrell James Shootout starting Dec. 9 in Canadian.


Kiowa played just one game last week, heading to Stringtown on Thursday and getting wins from both the Cowboys and Cowgirls. The Cowboys won, 53-32, to improve to 4-2 this season, while the Cowgirls won, 85-34, to also improve to 4-2.

The Cowboys are currently ranked 10th in Class A, the Cowgirls fourth. Kiowa next plays at Rock Creek on Dec. 7.

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