Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

December 18, 2012

High school basketball preview capsules

(All girls games start at 6:30 p.m. with the boys to follow at 8)

Pryor at Tahlequah

Where: The TMAC.

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Pryor Tigers.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (5-2, 3-1 Metro Lakes Conference); Pryor (2-4, 1-2).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Pryor (Kim Barth).

About Tahlequah: The Lady Tigers are ranked seventh in Class 5A. ... Jhonett Cookson leads Tahlequah with 11.4 points per game. Casey Beaston is averaging 10.1 points and eight rebounds a game. ... Tahlequah has won two straight games, a 52-43 victory over Collinsville and a 46-29 rout of Coweta. ... Tahlequah is currently in first place in the Metro Lakes Conference.

About Pryor: The Lady Tigers are coming off a 41-34 win over Skiatook on Friday. ... Pryor is 1-2 in conference play.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (2-5, 1-3); Pryor (3-3, 2-1).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Pryor (Greg Arnold).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers lost their last time out, a 65-42 setback to Coweta. Jake Vader led Tahlequah with 14 points. ... Tahlequah is allowing 62 points per game.

About Pryor: The Tigers have won two straight games, including a 68-67 victory in overtime against Skiatook on Friday. ... Pryor is 2-2 away from home this season.

Metro Christian at Sequoyah

Where: The Place Where They Play.

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Metro Christian Patriots.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (4-2); Metro Christian (1-5).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Larry Shade); Metro Christian (Joe Robison).

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians are No. 8 in 3A. ... Loren Young led Sequoyah with 17 points in Sequoyah’s 51-36 win over Victory Christian on Friday. Courtney Jones added 14 points, and Baylee Ratliff chipped in with 13.

About Metro Christian: The Lady Patriots are coming off a 47-37 loss to Ponca City on Dec. 11.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (3-3); Metro Christian (3-4).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Jay Herrin); Metro Christian (Andrew Baker).

About Sequoyah: The Indians are ranked 11th in 3A. ... Ryan Helsley led Sequoyah with 10 points in a 66-46 loss to Victory Christian on Friday. ... Sequoyah has lost two games in a row, to 3A No. 3 Verdigris and 3A No. 4 Victory Christian.

About Metro Christian: The Patriots are only scoring an average of 41.1 points per game. ... Metro Christian has lost two straight games.

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