By CRAIG HALL
POCOLA—Pocola swept Heavener in a pair of Black Diamond Conference games here Tuesday night.
The Lady Indians got a late free throw to win 43-42 while Pocola’s boys took advantage of a terrible start by the Wolves to grab a 50-34 win.
Pocola hosts Wilburton on Friday while Heavener travels to Hartshorne.
Pocola tossed a shutout at Heavener, outscoring the Wolves 16-0 in the first quarter and the visitors could never get back in the game.
While Heavener was frigid, the Indians were hot from the opening tip in building the big lead.
The Wolves never could make a run as Pocola’s defense kept Heavener from getting good looks or shots close to the basket.
DeAundre Wilkins and Dillion Seajack both scored 14 points for the Indians, now 4-12. Caelum Grober added 10.
Heavener, now 7-8, was led by Colt Dunigan’s 11 points.
Pocola, 50, Heavener 34
Heavener 0 16 9 9—34
Pocola 16 14 15 5—50
Heavener—Colt Dunigan 11, Corry Duncan 6, Noah Davis 5, Connor Place 4, Dillan Stallings 3, Dillion May 2, Ashton Wright 2, Jordan Terry 1.
Pocola—DeAundre Wilkins 14, Dillion Seajack 14, Caleum Grober 10, Brandon Thompson 6, Courtland Clark 4, Kaleb Verschage 2.
Brooklyn Morton hit the second of two free throws with 17 seconds left to break a tie and give Pocola the lead at 43-42.
Heavener could not convert and the Lady Indians got the win. The Lady Indians took the lead in the second quarter and held it the rest of the game until Jodie Hill’s two free throws with 2:29 left tied the game at 40.
The Lady Wolves grabbed the lead on a jumper by Kacee Manley with 56 seconds left, only to see Pocola’s Rakaylyn Lairamore tie the score at 42 with a pair of free throws.
Heavener turned the ball over on its next possession and Morton was fouled.
With only 17 seconds left, Morton missed the first free throw before getting the second to drop to give the Lady Indians the one-point advantage.
Heavener missed on the other end and Pocola was able to run out the clock.
Pocola improves to 9-8 while Heavener drops to 11-6.
Lairamore and Morton both had 15 points to lead Pocola. Hill finished with 11 to top the Lady Wolves and Jacee Manley added 10.
Pocola 43, Heavener 42
Heavener 10 5 9 18-42
Pocola 6 11 11 15—43
Heavener—Jodie Hill 11, Jacee Manley 10, Emily Yandell 7, Sydney Crase 5, Kacee Manley 4, Makenzie Wilson 4, Makaylee Wilson 1.
Pocola—Rakaylyn Lairamore 15, Brooklyn Morton 15, Morgan Francis 6, Desi Carter 3, Stephanie Jurczyk 2.