Tahlequah Daily Press

January 26, 2013

Helsley leads Sequoyah to tourney title

From Staff reports

— JAY — Ryan Helsley posted a game-high 33 points to send Class 3A No. 12 Sequoyah to a 72-57 win over 3A No. 10 Kansas on Saturday night.

The Indians won the Tri-State Classic title, and Helsley was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

Also earning tournament accolade’s was Sequoyah’s Caisen Green, who had 11 points against the Comets.

Sequoyah jumped out to a 24-13 edge after one quarter and carried a 35-29 advantage into the halftime locker room. Then, in the third quarter, Sequoyah outscored Kansas 23-15 to put the game out of reach.

Also scoring in double figures for the Indians was B.J. Leach with 19 points.

Cole Kendrick and Casey Armbrister led Kansas (15-2) with 13 points apiece.

Sequoyah’s next challenge will be taking on 4A No. 3 Victory Christian on Tuesday night in Tulsa.

Lady Indians win Tri-State Classic crown

JAY — Class 3A No. 13 Sequoyah dominated against 3A No. 8 Kansas en route to a 51-29 victory in the finals of the Tri-State Classic at Jay on Saturday night.

Audrey Ballou led the Lady Indians with 16 points. Courtney Jones chipped in with 13 points as Sequoyah improved to 11-5.

Sequoyah, who led 30-16 at halftime, added to its lead with a 17-7 advantage in the third quarter.

The Lady Indians’ next game will be Tuesday at Victory Christian.