CHECOTAH—Poteau’s boys stayed alive in the Class 4A regional tournament and moved within a game of the area tournament with a 57-48 win over Checotah on Monday night.
The Pirates play Ada at 3 p.m. on Tuesday with the winner moving on to the area tournament.
Poteau took the lead in the first quarter and outscored Checotah in each of the first three quarters. Kanaan Hardaway led the Pirates with 16 points while Austin Skelton added 12 and Sequoyah Sanders finished with 10.
Class 4A regional tournament
Poteau 57, Checotah 48
Poteau 18 12 9 18—57
Checotah 14 7 8 19—48
Poteau—Kanaan Hardaway 16, Austin Skelton 12, Sequoyah Sanders 10, Ben Klutts 9, Mark Garner 6, Mason Grimm 2, Dalton Smith 1.
Checotah—Dalton Elon 18, Dominic Pulse 10, Drew Dan 6, Nakota Warrior 6, Kaleb King 3, Kaleb Jackson 3, Jarrel Hughes 2.
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