Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

January 30, 2013

Metro Lakes split

Tahlequah girls put defensive clamps on Coweta; Tahlequah boys fall short in upset bid.


Coweta 55, Tahlequah 45 (boys)

Tahlequah gave third-ranked Coweta a second-half scare. Tahlequah whittled down a 13-point halftime deficit to only five (40-35) with 1:19 left in the third quarter.

It was Matt Alberty’s second straight basket that suddenly got Coweta’s attention. Coweta responded with an 8-2 run to put the brakes on Tahlequah’s upset bid.

“You can’t build a 13-point hole against one of the top-ranked teams in the state,” Tahlequah coach Mike Leafgreen said.

It was Tahlequah’s slow start that hurt. Coweta led 17-8 at the end of the first quarter.

“They capitalized on it (our slow beginning),” Leafgreen added. “One we got past the first half, we were better.”

Lain Wright led Tahlequah (5-13, 2-6) with 17 points. Alberty added 11 and Jake Vader made nine.

Coweta (15-3, 8-0) was hard to guard because of so many potential scorers. Zach Norris. Norris, who has committed to Oklahoma Christian, tallied a game-high 19 points for Coweta. Austin Swboni added 10 and Ty Gunter hit nine.


Tahlequah    11    17    13    14    55

Coweta    11    4    14    9    38

Tahlequah: O’Donnell 22, Beaston 12, Blevins 9, Hadley 6, Girdner 5, Wright 1.

Coweta: Kelley 10, Norton 8, Haas 4, Brewster 4, Whiteley 4, Elliott 2, Hummingbird 2, Erwin 2, Gonzales 2.


Tahlequah    8    10    17    10    45

Coweta    17    14    11    13    55

Tahlequah: Wright 17, Alberty 11, Vader 9, Cunningham 7, Dick 1.

Coweta: Z. Norris 19, Swboni 10, Gunter 9, Ross 8, C. Norris 5, Holmes 4.

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