Both Spiro teams along with the Pocola girls and Howe boys will hope to stay alive for another day on Friday in area consolation games.
The games were originally scheduled to be played on Friday before being postponed due to the weather.
The Howe girls and Talihina boys are playing for area championships and a trip to next week’s state tournament on Saturday at Wilburton.
After being defeated by Sequoyah Tahlequah on Tuesday in regional championship games, Spiro’s boys and girls are three wins away from a repeat trip to the state tournament.
Spiro’s girls take on Davis while the Bulldogs take on Kingston in the area tournament at Quinton. The girls play at 1:30 p.m. with the boys playing at 3 p.m.
The Lady Bulldogs are 15-11 overall while Davis is 21-6 and ranked 12th. Davis lost in the district tournament to Kingston before winning three straight in the regional tournament over Idabel, Tishomingo and getting a victory over Kingston to advance.
Spiro’s boys are 17-9 while Kingston is 23-4 and ranked 11th. The Redskins were defeated by Idabel and then came through with wins over Vian and Hugo to win the consolation championship at the regional.
Pocola’s girls (15-11) are hoping the third time is the charm as the Lady Indians lost twice in the regular season to Quinton, 68-37, at home on Dec. 18 and 45-36 at Quinton on Jan. 8. Quinton is 21-4 and ranked ninth. The Lady Savages lost in triple overtime to Preston in the regional championship game at Preston.
The game is at 1:30 p.m. while Howe and Central Sallisaw tipoff at approximately 3 p.m. at Wilburton.
Howe’s boys (22-6 and 12th in 2A) bounced back from a loss to Talihina to win two games in loser’s bracket play to advance to the area tournament and meet Central Sallisaw.
Central is 15-9 and lost to Preston in the regional championship game, 94-49.
Winners advance to Saturday.
Also on Saturday, the Howe girls and Talihina boys meet Preston with the winner advancing to the 2A state tournament.
Howe is 26-1 and ranked sixth while Preston is 23-5 and No. 3. That game is at 6:30 p.m. at Wilburton.
Talihina and Preston will meet again for an area championship. Two years ago the two teams met in the same round with the Golden Tigers winning to advance to the state tournament.
The Tigers are 16-10 and ranked 14th after battling injuries all year. Preston is 24-4 and No. 5. The two teams met on Jan. 3 at Preston with the Tigers falling, 43-35.