By DAVID SEELEY, Sports Editor
POTEAU – The Cameron Lady Yellowjackets and the Clayton Bulldogs each accomplished two things at the Class A District Tournament, which took place Friday and Saturday nights at Carl Albert State College’s Mick Thompson Fieldhouse.
Both the Lady ‘Jackets and ‘Dogs had to win elimination games Friday night, as Cameron eliminated former Heavener cross country and girls’ basketball coach Eddie Muse’s Clayton Lady Bulldogs 68-61 while Clayton eliminated district-host Cameron 79-73.
Then, the Cameron girls and Clayton boys went out and avenged regular-season losses to Red Oak by beating the Lady Eagles and Eagles in Saturday night’s district finals.
Cameron defeated Red Oak 43-37 in the district title game after losing 40-24 to the Lady Eagles in the regular-season opener and 55-48 in December at the Indianola Warriors Classic.
Clayton ended up winning going away over Red Oak by a score of 55-43 in the district championship after blowing a 15-point lead to the Eagles in a 62-57 loss Dec. 10 in Red Oak.
The Lady Yellowjackets (16-9) and the Bulldogs (15-11) will advance to the Class A Regional Tournament in which they will play in the regional championship semifinals at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, respectively, in Okay.
Both the Lady Eagles (17-8) and the Eagles (15-10) also will advance to Thursday’s regional tournament in Okay but on the loser’s-bracket side, playing games at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Thursday, respectively.