Tahlequah Daily Press

February 1, 2013

High school basketball preview capsules

By BEN JOHNSON
Sports Editor

— (Girls start at 6:30 p.m.; boys at 8, unless noted otherwise).



Bishop Kelley at Tahlequah

Where: TMAC at Tahlequah High School.

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Bishop Kelley Comets.

Girls game

Records: Tahlequah (11-7, 6-2 Metro Lakes Conference); Bishop Kelley (11-7, 5-3).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Chad Walker); Bishop Kelley (Jade Allison).

About Tahlequah: The Lady Tigers are ranked ninth in Class 5A’s coaches’ poll on okrankings.com. ... Tahlequah is coming off a 55-38 victory over Coweta on Tuesday night. Randee O’Donnell led Tahlequah with 22 points in the game. ... O’Donnell is averaging 18 points per game during the Lady Tigers’ current three-game winning streak.

About Bishop Kelley: The Lady Comets are ranked fifth in 5A. ... Bishop Kelley lost its last time out, a 51-50 setback against Collinsville.

Boys game

Records: Tahlequah (5-13, 2-6); Bishop Kelley (13-5, 7-1).

Coaches: Tahlequah (Mike Leafgreen); Bishop Kelley (Danny Limes).

About Tahlequah: The Tigers have lost four of their last five games, including a 55-45 loss in an upset bid of 5A No. 5 Coweta on Tuesday.

About Bishop Kelley: The Comets are No. 9 in 5A. ... Bishop Kelley has won its last two games, including a 64-38 win over Collinsville on Tuesday.



Fort Gibson at Keys

Where: Cougar Fieldhouse.

Nicknames: Keys Cougars; Fort Gibson Tigers.

Girls game

Records: Keys (10-7); Fort Gibson (18-0).

Coaches: Keys (Mickey Duncan); Fort Gibson (Jerry Walker).

About Keys: Sydni Rainbolt tallied a triple-double (19 points, 14 rebounds, 13 steals) in Keys’ last game, a 49-44 win over Vian on Saturday.

About Fort Gibson: The Lady Tigers, ranked second in 4A, are coming off a tournament title in the Old Fort Classic. Fort Gibson beat Keys 62-50 on Jan. 18.

Boys game

Records: Keys (10-8); Fort Gibson (15-3).

Coaches: Keys (Duane Jones); Fort Gibson (Gary Hendrix).

About Keys: The Cougars are ranked 13th in 3A. ... Keys, in the midst of a three-game losing streak, hasn’t won since Jan. 15 (at home against Catoosa).

About Fort Gibson: The Tigers have climbed to No. 7 in 4A. ... Fort Gibson, who won the Old Fort Classic last week, hasn’t lost since Jan. 15 against Wagoner.



Hulbert at Gore

Where: Gore High School.

Nicknames: Hulbert Riders; Gore Pirates.

Girls game

Records: Hulbert (12-7); Gore (1-12).

Coaches: Hulbert (Rick Ott); Gore (Sean Dandridge).

About Hulbert: A 54-38 win over Warner on Tuesday snapped a two-game losing streak for the Lady Riders. ... Allison Arnall had 11 points, seven steals and seven assists for Hulbert on Tuesday. Tiffany Thompson had 26 points.

About Gore: The Lady Pirates’ lone win this year was over Webbers Falls on Jan. 19.

Boys game

Records: Hulbert (11-7); Gore (7-9).

Coaches: Hulbert (Darron McCord); Gore (Scott Roe).

About Hulbert: Hulbert lost its last time out in a 51-39 game against Warner.

About Gore: The Pirates have won two straight games, including a 62-25 rout of Okay on Tuesday.



Sequoyah at Riverside

When: Girls at 1 p.m. on Saturday; boys at 2:30.

Where: Riverside Indian School (in Anadarko).

Nicknames: Sequoyah Indians; Riverside Braves.

Girls game

Records: Sequoyah (12-6); Riverside (4-6).

Coaches: Sequoyah (Larry Shade); Riverside (Laura Hamilton).

About Sequoyah: The Lady Indians are ranked 12th in 3A. ... A 49-39 loss to Victory Christian on Tuesday snapped a five-game winning streak for Sequoyah.

About Riverside: The Lady Braves beat Harding Prep 68-56 on Saturday.

Boys game

Records: Sequoyah (12-6); Riverside (9-8)

Coaches: Sequoyah (Jay Herrin); Riverside (Patrick Moore).

About Sequoyah: The Indians are now No. 9 in 3A. ... Sequoyah lost 64-47 at Victory Christian on Tuesday, ending a four-game winning streak.

About Riverside: The Braves lost 64-60 to Harding Prep in their last game.