OKOLONA • The Okolona Chieftains took on the Houlka Wildcats in a hard fought basketball game on Thursday night. The Chieftains ended up taking the game with a final score of 89-80.

The game was moved to Thursday because of the threat of inclement weather on Friday.

This is a bit of an upset for the Wildcats who, after this, sit at a record of 11-9. Okolona is now, with this win, sitting at a respectable 6-9, although they should be putting more games in the win column with their next two games at Coffeeville and Vardaman.

Houlka is a great basketball school that will almost certainly be in the playoffs, and while not having as great a season on paper, Okolona playing this same way will definitely make the playoffs.

Houlka will host a home game against the 0-13 Vardaman Rams on Jan. 14.

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